Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Furniture, freecycle - feast or famine...

So far I have acquired four chairs which we are actually using in the kitchen as the y fit under the table very well. I have a hall runner to collect and am second for some bedside units. I have also hedged my bets and requested another set from a different site. We have use for them all.

I am either very lucky or not at all with freecycle.

I am trying to reduce, reuse etc and spend no money on furniture. I will only be buying second hand or acquiring from freecycle or skips!

I don't get the need for new stuff. I have no desire for it. I doubt I will ever own a new sofa. I don't really care. I am missing that gene for chasing the ever evolving interior trends.

Our magnolia home - military issue standard mag, is just fine. If I owned a house it would also be mag, or white.  Cheap and cheerful and easy to spruce up.

I need some rugs however as the military issue carpets will need to go back to the military the way we found them. We have large rugs at front and back doors for dog cleaning nad buggy parking. We have rugs in each room covering the path most likely.

If passing an IKEA we may indulge in the large cheap rugs on offer and break the second hand or free find rule!

Other than that we need another two or three lamps and the bedside tables of course.

Jacob will need a wardrobe or chest of drawers at some point. The cupboard that houses his kit was an old office cupboard from my pre redundancy days circa 2010. Tweeny girl used it, it was shipped to Italy and back again and is now getting a little wobbly. Well used though.

Two IKEA Malm Bedside tables (Oak veneer) 
Both bedside tables are like this. For free its fine. I wouldnt pay for them new tbh. Inoffensive, bland. Wonder if they will paint?

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