Furniture Shopping

I’m not sure if I have ever posted pictures, I know in the early days I commented on furniture here. There are some very talented carpenters, upholsterers and furniture builders. You can find nice wood beds, metal beds, triple-decker bunk beds and more. And there is a lot of very flamboyant fabrics and shapes of couches and chairs. When we first moved here I said Elvis would love the furniture here! (If you’ve ever visited Graceland you would understand! Haha!)

“Sideboards” are very popular as most houses in rural areas still don’t have kitchens inside and this is what we would call a china cabinet. Dishes and such are kept in them. Vanity or dressing tables are very popular also. You don’t find many dressers with drawers though. Most prices are very reasonable unless you are looking for plain, more “American” couches and chairs, that can get pretty expensive. I have seen some very nice furniture I would like to have but I have a problem….can’t get anything that doesn’t come in pieces or boxed up into my house! The way our front and back “entry” area is there is no way to bring a couch or any kind of cabinet inside. That is why my husband made our couch and kitchen counters/shelves in concrete (termites are a problem here in the village so no wood cabinets)!

Anyway, here is some of the various styles of furniture found here, enjoy! 🙂

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I am a Jesus lover, wife, mother and grandmother. I live in Uganda with two of my best friends and get to experience God's love, grace and mercy everyday. This is my personal blog and posts, pictures and views don’t necessarily represent the views of our organization. They are from our personal experiences as missionaries.

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