I am finally getting around to doing something about our last guest room. We have a guest room that I consider finished and then Tara's old room. She took a lot of furniture with her when she moved out, but we still have her desk. It is huge, so we may have it for a while. In the meantime, there was an auction at Crowning Touch http://www.crowningtouchusa.com/ They have an auction once a month and we bought quite a few things there for the B&B.
It has gotten so that I can't make myself pay retail for furniture. Well, I don't buy used beds, but other than that I am open!
We bought two small pictures for about what a good frame would cost.
One is an original pastel (I think) of Fall and I really like it. Does anyone know John Westcott? Tell him I really like his work!
We bought a bedside table for the other side of the bed. You have to have a lamp and a spot to place your book at the end of the night. At least I do. My sister-in-law gave me a couple of lamps and so now I have a spot to put them.
There was a wing back chair we got for a reasonable price and a piecrust table. We also got a mahogany game table.
None of them were in great condition. But they are nice and now I don't have to worry if someone dings one up. They came pre-dinged!
A little wood oil, upholstery cleaner and Windex and they all look better than nice.
And all for less than I would spend in a furniture store for just one piece.
Score! And a good start.