Check out this FREE (long story) walnut sideboard that Jon scored. It’s absolutely beautiful. The photo doesn’t do it justice. I’m psyched.
And this really doesn’t violate our quest for less stuff because right now we’re using quite a bit of our landlord’s furniture, some of which will have to be replaced with our own stuff when we have to move (feeling weepy at the mere thought). For example we will need a couch (gave mine to my sister Betsy when we moved in here where there was already a couch and we will need a sideboard for my great grandmother’s china and some of our bigger silver pieces. Or maybe we’ll put the TV on it. Who knows? When the time comes to move we’ll also need to score a dining room table. But we’ll worry about that when the time does come. For now, I’m just really happy with that free sideboard down in the basement.