Five Furniture Stores Later. . .

So yeah, you guessed it.  Ric and I went furniture shopping this past weekend.  Unless its for clothes or shoes or something fun, I don’t usually really enjoy shopping, but this time wasn’t too bad.

We have been talking about getting new furniture for a LONG time now.  The furniture that we have in our living room right now is OLD. . .Old, Old, OLD!!  I think it’s about 14-years-old.  That is OLD for furniture.  It is DEFINITELY time for something new!!!

Thursday evening I had mentioned to Ric that I would like to try out California Pizza Kitchen, because of this post and the comment I got from a STLWed friend Kelly, suggesting to try it out.  So, the plan was to stop at Ashley Furniture in South County and then head to CPK at Crestwood Mall.   Christy was over while we were talking about it, so we invited her along as well.  So Friday after work Christy, RIc and I headed to Ashley Furn. in So. Co.  After looking around there, and not really finding anything that we fell in love with, we headed to Crestwood Mall for some PIZZA!!!  I was so excited.  Did you know that that CPK has closed in Crestwood Mall?  Either did I, because yellowpages.com told me it was still open.  How rude, what a waste of time and EXPENSIVE freakin’ gas.  I was crushed too, I was SO ready for some BBQ pizza!  😦  So we ended up at Fudruckers instead, which was tasty, so it was okay.  The only other time I go to Fudruckers is when we’re in VA in Dec., because it has become a ritual that we meet Mom Seelen for lunch (on one of the days that she has to work) while we’re visiting and Fudruckers is where we end up, which I love!  So anyway, Fudruckers was tasty and we had a good time, and then headed home.

Saturday I woke up in the morning for a MUCH needed pedicure.  My toes are so pretty now! 🙂  Got home and got ready and then we made our way to Ashley Furn. in Shiloh, found something that we were considering while there.  I fell IN LOVE with this coffee table!

We then headed to Rothman, which is where we found The One, (we weren’t sure at the time, but I think we are now).  After Rothman, over to American, then we had a lunch break at Ruby Tuesdays, then headed to Weekends Only, where we ran into my best friend and her family and we chatted with them for a bit.  Then they left, we looked around and found a desk that we might possibly buy for the computer room/office.  Didn’t really find any furniture there that we liked.  Then headed to Value City furniture, which we decided they had NOTHING we liked! 

I think we have come to a final decision to get the stuff that we found at Rothman.
Coffee table and two end tables.
Handcrafted from hardwood solids and ash veneers, the Copenhagen collection features a fruitwood finish to highlight the natural grain of the wood. Also noteworthy are the three pull-out drawers and six beveled glass table-top inserts.

What I’m most excited about with this one is, that we can FINALLY put out our coffee table wedding album, AND company will be able to see it, becasue of the semi-glass top.  🙂

Couch, loveseat and chair.
With its padded microfiber cover woven of a special blending of Polyester and Polyurethane, the Elly Beige living room suite is luxuriously comfortable, while still retaining its own sense of Contemporary style. Also noteworthy are the dual recliners built into the seats and the softly layered back—both of which provide unsurpassed comfort.

Wow, is it comfortable!!!  And did you notice that all but one seat (the middle one on the couch) RECLINES.  How awesome!

Another awesome thing about this purchase is that Ric’s Mom has offered to give us $1,000.00 to help us out!!!  How awesome is that?!  YAY!  I think we’re going to go ahead and order them while she is here next weekend.  We’re still going to have to pay quite a bit to get them, because they are WAY over $1,000.00, but it will be way worth it in the end!  🙂

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Maria
    Jun 02, 2008 @ 19:57:27

    Yay for new furniture!!! It looks great. Congrats!

    Reply

  2. Aimee
    Jun 03, 2008 @ 01:10:25

    Yeah! Glad you found furniture. It took us many stores to find the bedroom set we ended up purchasing. It’s great that Ric’s mom is even helping out with it some!

    Reply

  3. Kelly
    Jun 03, 2008 @ 02:30:15

    Ooo… love the finish on the coffee table. I can’t wait until we go furniture shopping. All the stuff we have is hand-me-downs.

    Too bad about CPK…. you’ll get there someday!

    Reply

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