Last year we got a great deal on a bedroom set for our guest room. Jay found it at a garage sale he just happened to drive past. But, we were still short a bed downstairs. Friends gave us a bed last year, but it turned out to be a twin size and our son, who is 6’2″, couldn’t sleep in it without his legs hanging off the end.
So, last week I checked out Craigslist to see what I could find. The very first listing was for a king size bedroom set for $350. It had been posted only 15 minutes earlier, so I was the first to call. I went to see it and it was really nice. It also looked huge and I was a little overwhelmed at the thought of getting it home. We were really only looking for a bed. But, it was a nice set. Not an expensive one – it came from American Furniture Warehouse. But it was still a huge deal, especially because they threw in the mattress and boxspring and comforter!
Jay, too, was a little overwhelmed at suddenly having to move an entire bedroom set without actually having given it much thought. But, he agreed that it was a good deal and we would probably regret not getting it if we passed it up. And the bedroom, which currently has a hodge podge of furniture will look SO much better when we do go to sell our house in 1-9 years depending on my mood. 😉
So, we bought it.
It only came with one nightstand, as the sellers were keeping the other for their daughter’s room. I wrote my name and number on a small piece of paper and asked them to tape it to the inside of the nightstand so they can call me when they don’t want/need it anymore.
Now we have to assemble it. Jay had back surgery earlier this week, so it’ll be awhile. In the meantime, we’ll get rid of furniture we don’t need by either a) giving it to our kids as they officially move out, or b) give it to Jay’s brother and his wife, or c) selling it on Craigslist or d) giving it to Goodwill.