#70: Buy Something Beautiful from an Antique Shop

This is part of our 100 Things in 2014 challenge. Here’s the full list.

Our living room needed a makeover. It was crowded with hand-me-down furniture, and… well, we didn’t even think to take a before picture. It was pretty dreary.

But then we picked up these cheerful yellow chairs at Ikea.

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And when we spotted this lovely coffee table at the local estate store, it all sort of fell together.

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This room gets used now. The dogs obviously like, well, everything, but the kids love to just grab a book off the shelf and curl up on the couch.

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Plus, after our remodel, it’s connected all the way through to the kitchen, so it feels like one big living space that we’re all in together.

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Of course, this was mostly Becky’s doing. She had a vague sense that something was wrong, and I was all shrug. But now I’m convinced; our house is significantly better than it was before.

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