Well, one thing is - SB's dresser. I bought it retail when I was pregnant with her and have deemed that it shall grow with her and will go off to college with her.
But everything else is a hand me down or a thrift store find.
Take my living room for instance. The "entertainment center" was built by Marshall's uncle and when it no longer fit their needs it was a perfect fit for ours - FREE.
Same with the couch. Our first couch set was Marshall's grandparents. The set we have now was my grandparents. After my grandfather's passing my cousin and I were both newly married and newly with houses and my uncle offered to bring me what I wanted. The couch - a ginormous sectional - had been in the formal living room (ie: sat upon exactly half a dozen times) since the 1970s. So after 30+ years of being treated with kid gloves it was sat on, slept on, jumped on, jumped off of, drawn on (my grandmother would have freaked)...
|The kids plus a friend cuddled on the couch|
The gen-u-ine la-z-boy also came from my grandfather's house. So did our entire bedroom set - it had been purchased for my great aunt who had moved in with my grandfather as they were both widowed. We got a tall-boy dresser, an armoire with mirror and a king-sized bed.
So it's all hand me downs. Our book shelves are thrift store finds. Our dining room table my mother-in-law found somewhere and it skidded across the road before the grand restoration that brought it to the finery it is today. (Note my sarcasm. I am not a big fan of our dining room table.)
|Sorry - this was post-Christmas sorting. I don't exactly take pics of the furniture...|
It's all about being thrifty. Why spend $300 on a solid wood office desk? Office surplus store $50. And trust me - it's solid (I can't move it).
All except for that dresser.