My husband and I have been living with our old bedroom furniture since we left college. I graduated 18 years ago, so it's pretty old stuff. Not only that, but it was all either cast off furniture that was given to us or things we picked up at garage sales. It was time for us to make our bedroom look like two grown-ups reside there and not two college kids. But, as always, money is tight and well, I'm thrify by nature so even if it wasn't, I'd probably check out Craig's List anyway.
It took about 15 minutes to move all of my husband's clothes into his new dresser. What a huge improvement this makes in our room! We also got a new bed. I'm going to fix the old dresser up for the toddler. I'll put the drawer front back on, sand the whole thing and paint it white.
Did I ever mention that we have an extremely small bedroom? Regular-sized bedroom furniture doesn't fit, so we have to look for small pieces that are still functional. My next project is to look for two, very small nightstands. I've been checking out some alternative ideas on-line, including the ideas in this blog article for 5 Small Nightstands for Under $5. I don't think any of these would be a good long-term solution for our bedroom, but until we find something that actually fits in the small space, I think I'm going to make a creative nightstand tonight!