Friday, July 29, 2011

Moving to Georgia, and decorating from GoodWill :)

So it has been a little crazy the last few months, as can be evidenced by our lack of posts. Not to worry, this does not mean we have abandoned our challenge! On the contrary, we still have about a month and a half to go and we're still going strong. (Oh, and I should mention, Adele has not had to buy ONE piece of new maternity clothing, wow!) 

Adele has been quite busy with her job and preparing for the arrival of her little bundle of joy, and I and my husband made a rather unexpected and quick move to Georgia from Illinois in mid-June. Now that we are pretty much settled in though, I thought I would put up some pictures of our thrifty Georgia finds for our new place. (By the way, we LOVE Georgia so far!)

We found this solid wood table and six chairs at our local Goodwill for $159! It even has an extension, but I didn't put it in for the picture. It's in great condition, and we think it might be mahogany even- what a deal! As you can see, Zsa Zsa likes it too ;)

I snagged this adorable little side-table at the same GoodWill for only $4.94! Oh, and the antique teapot I picked up for only $4.99 at another local thrift shoppe.

I have always wanted a papasan chair, and now I finally have one. We got everything you see in this picture from Craigslist for only $75, brand new condition, and they delivered it to us! This is from Pier 1 Imports, by the way, and had we bought this all new, it would have cost us $225!

The cushions are reversible, and this is a picture of the other side. Pretty cool, huh?
I didn't include this in the picture, but we picked up an empty papasan frame and ottoman from GoodWill for only $16, (usually this is about $115 for just the frame and ottoman new), so all we had to do was buy cushions, which we got at a discount with coupons the post office sent us with our change of address packet :) We would have probably had to spend several hundred more dollars had we decorated our apartment with new furniture. Needless to say, my husband is very, very happy with his frugal, deal-finding wife :)

1 comment:

  1. Hey Sarah Jane!

    Welcome to GA! Not sure which part of Georgia you're in, but if you're close to McDonough you should come to our grand opening on August 11th.

    The address is 250 Jonesboro Road and doors open at 9:00AM.

    If you have questions send them to

    --Rashida Powell