My friend Hana over at Domesticated Combat Boots, recently posted about how her and her husband just made this awesome new DIY dining room table and it got me to thinking about our furniture.
Like a lot couples, we had absolutely no money when we got married, and so by the time we moved into our first military housing a year into it, the only thing new we owned was a couch and a microwave.
Most of the furniture/things we did have, were bought used or given to us used.
In fact, for awhile our coffee table was also a big rubbermaid bin.
I always felt jealous over other people's perfect looking homes.
Over time we've added pieces, but everything always seemed off because nothing matched.
In 2009, we were finally able to purchase a nice looking "fake" leather couch and recliner, but then that even fell apart over time.
We also purchased really nice convertible crib sets and dressers for our kids.
Every time we have moved, no matter how well things were packed or covered in the moving trucks, things always get scratched, knicked or messed up.
I finally just accepted that as long as we keep moving, I will just have to deal with things that don't look as nice.
The important thing is, it's our stuff and it helps make our home, OUR HOME.
The number 1 annoyance for me is our dining room set. It has served it's purpose for just our family over the last 10 years, but if we have people over, everyone has to eat in the living room as it only seats four.
When it was given to us, we were like the 5th family from our church that had used it.
When Josh got of the military, it wasn't suppose to find it's way to our new home, but we just couldn't afford a new one and I am adamant about sitting at the table together as a family.
Is there one thing in your house that you wish you could get rid of or replace?