After we purchased our very first house, we were on a tight budget. I was so anxious to decorate my whole house with new furniture and new decors, bedding, etc. Soon I came to realize that it is not going to be as easy as I was thinking. When I was in Pakistan, I was able to buy everything new but things were little different here. My love for interior decoration was still there though, I just had to find ways to make things happen.
Our house was a 1970s Ranch Style Home, but the interior was very flat and the old homeowner was a retired lady so everything was according to her taste. Old carpet, very dull wall color. Overall pretty boring, boring, and boring period.
I went to Ashley Furniture to buy this couch set and it was over $3500 including a loveseat and coffee table and that was just for the whole sofa set. I couldn’t afford it. I didn’t want to add any debt to me by purchasing furniture on my credit card. I hate to be indebted.
I started to look on Craigslist, as I buy and sell a lot on this site. It was almost two weeks of looking every night and finally one lucky night when I was about to go to bed, I thought I should take a look again and my eyes totally forgot to blink. Someone was downsizing from almost 4500 sqft house and they listed the same couch for sale the whole set. The whole freaking set! But she listed it for $2500 because it was barely used.
I emailed her asking if she can accept $1000 for that. She countered back at $1500 but a few more emails and I got everything including couch, loveseat, coffee table and side table for only $1100. The couch and loveseat are super comfy. I was so glad that I didn’t lose that sale by going any lower than that. She gave me the receipt and throw a few more goodies with the furniture.
Okay, here we go with the before listing pictures in 2010