Thursday, May 3, 2012

Our Bedroom: Craigslist Finds

One of the rooms in our home that needs some TLC is our bedroom. We literally haven’t done a thing to it since we moved in. When we're home we spend most of our time in the living room or backyard, but I would love to have a place of my own to relax. Hubby has his office, with all his gadgets, cable TV and even a couch. JD has his very own bedroom with more toys, puzzles and books than we can count. I on the other hand have no where to hide relax. So this weekend I finally began putting together all the pieces to create my very own get-away (while keeping hubby in mind of course). All of our bedroom furniture, except for a lovely wing back chair I found at Habitat for Humanity a couple years ago is from IKEA (HEMNES Collection). Although I really considered getting a new bedroom set, I wanted to challenge myself to work with what we have. I began my search for a few items to add to our bedroom last week and I wanted to share my awesome finds!
 This 6 drawer IKEA HEMNES dresser retails for $279. This just so happens to be the finish of all of our bedroom furniture and is actually discontinued in this finish, so when I found a listing for it on Craigslist I jumped at the opportunity to buy it. We paid $125 for it and it's in great condition. I plan on using it as a TV/media stand and the two small drawers are perfect for jewelry, watches and other knick knacks.
Other then hoping that I didn’t add a bunch of girly frill to the room, hubby only had one request...he wanted a ceiling fan. When we bought the house our bedroom actually had a ceiling fan, but it was the ugliest most dangerous looking ceiling fan I'd ever seen, so we removed it. Ceiling fans can be pretty expensive, so once again I began my search on Craigslist. I came across so many fans, some actually reminded me of the one we had thrown out and others were really nice, but ridiculously over-priced. On Monday I finally came across a listing for a brand new ceiling fan I had admired at Home Depot. I talked the seller into selling it to us for $65, half off the retail price!
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