Wednesday, September 12, 2012

My Gardner-White Blog for a Grand

This is not a post about movies, celebrities, or entertainment in general, unless your idea of entertainment is to go from store to store every weekend.

This is a post to get myself some free furniture.

IKEA TV stand circa 2006, U of M dorm room
Gardner-White is challenging Michigan bloggers to write a post about our current furniture and what we would like to replace. The answer to that, my readers, is simple: I have nothing, and therefore everything needs replacing! For the past three years, since I graduated college, I have lived with my parents, and the only article of furniture currently mine is an IKEA TV cart, circa sophomore year (2006), that we still use today for our TV and Blu-Ray player. (or I should say, my Blu-Ray player; the VCR - I kid you not - is my parents')

Sure, I have bedroom furniture, but I will not be taking it with me when I move - I have a twin-sized bed and some random shelves and dressers that I've had since I was 7 or 8 and lived in Illinois. They are heavy too, and so I will need at least one new dresser for my new place.

So far on my "to buy" list is:

  • Double or queen-sized mattress
  • Dresser
  • Kitchen table and four chairs
  • TV stand (because apparently the one item that is mine I can't take with me ... it's been taken hostage by my parents. And their VCR.)
  • 1 or 2 couches
  • And probably a few little things, like a nightstand and some lamps, especially if my new apartment doesn't have overhead lighting
One item on the Gardner-White site that looks really nice is the Tahoe Black Leather Reclining Sofa, $588 on sale:

I've been told that leather sofas are the easiest to clean, rather than cloth, so if I was the grand prize $1000 Gardner-White gift card winner, one of the first things I would buy would be a leather sofa. This one looks super comfortable and I love reclining chairs/sofas - they're always so nice to sit in.

Gardner-White, please pick me to be your $1000 grand prize winner! I would use the money wisely and it would definitely be nice to not have to worry about all of the furniture expenses that I am preparing to have. 

2 comments:

  1. This looks great! :)

    And leather sofas are definitely comfortable and easy to clean, however I don't recommend them with dogs or cats, because the claws leave holes in the leather. And in the summer, at least here in California, I don't if you have this problem in Michigan, but when it's super hot you stick to the material, which is gross!! lol
    But if you don't have problems with either, than definitely comfortable and easy to clean! :)

    I hope you win!!

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    1. Thanks :).

      And yes, I don't have pets and it's not that hot in Michigan, though at the beginning of the summer it got up to the 90s and even 100 one day. That's what A/C is for, though. :)

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