Thursday, September 4, 2008

Craigslist Mama

With the exception of one or two pieces, Rob and I have never furnished our home with new things. They have mostly been second hand. I used to find most of my deals through garage sales and Goodwill, but over the last year, I have found most of my deals on Craigslist. I don't have a picture to post yet, but I did find a dining table with 6 chairs for $50 at a garage sale that match the pine furniture in the living room. Since then, I have been keeping an eye out for a china hutch that would match the table. Craigslist to the rescue! I found the matching hutch for $100. I sold my old unmatching hutch for $50, so the new one only cost $50! Can you beat that?


I also kept searching Craigslist for a new couch. I don't have a lot of room, but with 7 of us, we needed more than just a couch and a bench. I really wanted to hold out for leather, but wasn't seeing anything that I liked that was in my price range. My persistant searching paid off when I found this couch, chair and ottoman for only $300. It is sooooo comfortable and of course, everyone wants to sit in the chair with the ottoman!


I really thank God for helping me find these deals! Sometimes the way I find things and how well they match what I'm looking for and the price being in line with what I have saved up leaves no doubt in my mind that I have my very own personal shopper working things out just for me! In other's eyes, we have so little, but in my opinion, we are blessed with so much! Compared to the majority of the world, we are rich, and I'm always thanking God for his blessings to us. We have a (little) roof over our heads, but it's a roof. We have plenty of clothes and food, too. God has provided for us and we are thankful! It's a little early yet to do a post on Thanksgiving, but I'm thankful, nonetheless!

10 comments:

Debbie said...

What great deals Allana! I love that leather set, so very nice! And that hutch of yours is so lovely!

I love scouting out deals from Craigslist too! And the newspsper or whatever venue I can catch a deal.

David & April said...

I've never used craigslist, guess I should, the things you got are awesome! Def. my taste! I love all the pieces!!! What a deal! Makes ya feel good when you know you got a bargain!

Adela Campbell said...

Ok Ok OK I will come back over for another visit. LOL =~)
Seriously sis, we may pick on you for finding all the deals, but well it is true. I am so very happy for you that you have been able to furnish your home with a matching set. SO cool. And at those prices, you can't beat it.
I think till we can get a bigger place, we should trade leather sets though. I think our sectional would fit better in your home than it does in ours right now. LOL
Love ya and it all looks real nice.

Misty said...

I love Craigslist too! I am still holding out for a good deal on white wooden bunk beds though (sigh....)

Your stuff looks great!

JenLo said...

I have gotten some GREAT deals on craigslist too! Way to go, girl!

Joy said...

Don't you just love Craigslist? Kind of like Ebay, but better. I love to yard sale and shop at thrift stores. We have several really nice Goodwill stores in our area that I go to more often than my husband would like ;) Oh well, I do find great bargains. There is no need to buy new when it is so fun to find a bargaing on something that looks like new. We found a nice loft/bunk bed set for our boy's room a year or so ago. I am always looking on Craigslist and dreaming. I love the leather set. When we build on and I finally have a den, I would love to find one like that. Way to go! Isn't God good?

A Moment in the Life of a Mother said...

Love it!! Love it!! Love it!! I have never heard of the Craiglist. Thanks for the info. We are in desparate need. Looks great. Great bargains. Love a bargain.

learning to lean said...

hay i love the new stuff..i will have to come over and see it..love the pic of you Rob and the kids also
Brenda

Jennifer McGregor said...

Can you find ME a couch like that on Craigs list? you seem to have the touch:) super nice! and really, i'm not kidding. our couch is broken...

Livin' out loud said...

WOW! Nice job!! Just goes to show that if you wait....