Saturday, January 19, 2013

We spent some money today...

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...and I feel good about it. I actually feel awesome :)

Because we bought something we were looking for for a W.H.I.L.E. You wonder what I'm talking about?? We got a new living room coffee table! For the last few years we used this IKEA table:
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I love IKEA, I really do. But their tables are not made to withstand abuse from little children. Within a few years our table looked like this:

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And that's just one side. Other sides looked even worse. We don't have any other formal living room or media room. This is the only space we have. That's where we entertain, watch TV. That's the room that we invite people in when they stop by. You can imagine why I felt a little embarrassed. But buying a brand-new table was so not in our budget. That's why I kept an eye on classifieds. But I couldn't find anything that would suit our needs for months and months. Then a few days ago I found what I thought would be perfect for our space. It was only listed for 2 days,and I felt that we had a great chance getting it. Not much luck!...Somebody beat me to it... I was not a happy camper...Until this morning when I saw an awesome, awesome table on sale for $50!!! Did I really say $50?? The ad was up for only 20 minutes but I didn't want to waste time. We called immediately and went to check it out within an hour. And we loved it! It was perfect for our needs and in like-new condition.

OK, do you want to see it?? Do you?? Here it is:

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And the side:

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Isn't it just the coolest table?? I love-love-love it! These are real drawers for some storage. What makes it even better? The other side looks exactly the same, with six more drawers! Our house has a lot going on in small square footage, so storage is very valuable. That was an absolute steal! And we actually used $25 that we made with online yard sales this week to pay part of it, so it made it even better. We are still within our budget this month and we actually bought a piece of furniture :) And I should mention that within an hour after our call, 15 more people called about this table! I'd say, money well spent!

43 comments:

  1. It's gorgeous!! Great buy!! :)

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  2. I LOVE it and you got such a great deal

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    1. It's an awesome deal! I'm so happy.

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  3. I love it when someone grabs a great bargain! Great buy!

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    1. That was definitely a steal. Thank you Laura!

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  4. Very nice table and with storage too. Well done.
    Carolx

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  5. well!!! I definitely like the change Lena......very posh and so practical with all those drawers.

    How's your back?

    keep well

    Amanda xx

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    1. My back is great! Haven't had any pains at all last week. I tried to take it slow and didn't exercise at all but I think I'll go back to exercising this week. Thank you for your concern Amanda!

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  6. What a super cool table!! Congrats on a great buy

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  7. The coffee table lookw awesome. I love the price too!
    aimee from Craftmates

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    1. Thank you Aimee! And thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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  8. Oh wow, that is an awesome table. At first I read "950" because of how your font makes the dollar sign look... and I thought, that's pretty decent for a piece that nice, but then I saw it was $50 and was like, oh my goodness, did they have two of them?! Precious, beautiful find. Congrats.

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    1. Thank you! I don't think I will ever spend $950 on a table :) But I tried to find this particular table online and couldn't but some similar ones cost around $400-450, so I definitely got a steal.

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  9. Awesome find Lena. You have a knack when shopping for furniture.

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    1. :) Thank you. It's called "frugality", I guess ;)

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  10. Wow...absolutely lovely! Fantastic buy :)

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  11. I always love extra storage. It's a great piece. Your hard work and patience paid off.

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    1. It definitely did! I'm absolutely in love with the extra storag it provides.

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  12. I like!! I've been looking for a used coffee table too, but no luck yet. Great price you got too!

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    1. it's definitely not easy to find what you really like. We have about 1000 coffee tables listed on classifieds, and it took me 4 months to find what I wanted. I guess, I'm picky but it paid off :)

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  13. So beautiful - glad I stopped by at just the right time. And thanks for the rebates. I went by Maceys and got some ground beef on sale (we've been needing to stock up for a while). Thanks!

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  14. Great deal! Your hunting paid off...

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  15. It's lovely. I really like the storage idea of a coffee table with drawers. :)

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  16. It's beautiful Lena!! That's an incredible bargain for $50!

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  17. Love, love, love your new table Lena! Good job!

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  18. what a wonderful table! so happy for you.

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