In February 2013, I moved back into my house. Yes, moved back in.
I bought the place in 2007 and turned it into a rental property when I moved in with my then-boyfriend.
The relationship went bust at about the time my tenants were moving out, so I decided to go back home, and used that transition as an opportunity to finally create the home environment I always wanted.
First, I stripped out the carpets, refurbished the hardwood floors and painted the interior walls. That was easy. The harder part was finding furniture to fill the house without going broke.
I like older furniture that’s solid wood instead of pressed board, so used was always my first option.
But I didn’t just take anything that came my way.
Here’s what I did.
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