Moving from a condo to a house, from living solo to living with others, means that one couch and a tiny IKEA table just isn’t going to cut it furniture-wise. But I don’t want to go out and buy all new stuff, so instead I plan on trawling Craigslist, antique stores and thrift shops for used pieces.
If they’re in good condition, it’s a bonus, but if not I can just whip out the tool kit (or find a nice handyman, preferably one who’s single and cute) to help refurbish them. Often, all it takes is a bit of sanding or recovering and suddenly a 40-year-old chair looks like new.
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