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Super Bowl Fever

Posted by Corie Wood

Jan 23, 2015 9:00:00 AM

When you disagree with someone, do you throw little yellow or red flags in the air? Do you count in 5's or give someone a 2-minute warning? How about throwing a perfect (imaginary) football spiral or practicing your end zone dance?  

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If you find yourself doing any of these things, you might have the fever. Super Bowl Fever. Whether your pick for this year's 'big game' is "red, white, and blue" or "blue and green", we have something perfect for your football party scene! 

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We have everything you need from power recliners to reclining sofas and love seats to full-on media living room furniture!

Picture yourself kicked back in this power recliner. Your beverage conveniently fits on either side adding to your comfort and enhancing your game/ movie/ tv viewing experience.

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This stylish chair and a half is extra large for extra space and comfort! It's basic colors blend well with almost any ensemble. 

Are you ready for February 1st? Either way, here are a few helpful tips on /how-to-host-the-perfect-super-bowl-party!

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Why wait when you have have it now? Our Lease-to-Own program makes it easy to get the furniture you need and deserve now. We have the home field advantage here. We report payments to all three credit bureaus every month to help our customers establish and build their credit! Take it home today or schedule a delivery! You'll have your new furniture in plenty of time for the 'big game'! Call us today at (817) 382-6001 or visit us online at SamsFurniture.com

 

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Sam’s New Year’s “Re-Solution” lasts all through the night ..all year-round!

Posted by Corie Wood

Jan 9, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Did you know 40% - 45% of Americans make a New Year’s Resolution every year? Are you one of them? Come on, admit it. That number is surprisingly low compared to what I was personally expecting. However, it should come as no surprise that the number one resolution is, has been, and will probably always be to lose weight, start exercising, or otherwise become healthier in some way, form or fashion. Additionally, at 64%, almost half of the resolutions are already broken the first month they are made. But did you also know that, according to research, people who make resolutions are ten times more likely to attain their goals? That is where we come in. Sam’s Appliance and Furniture can help you with a ‘Re-solution’ to this looping, self-induced torture we otherwise know as dieting with nothing more than good intentions and high hopes.

What if we could help you ‘feel lighter’ all year long? How would you like to feel as if you are ‘light as a feather’ or sleeping on clouds?

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 Are you aware the average person spends 33% of their life sleeping? Why not comfortably tackle your goals with something that will directly have an effortless positive impact on your health?
Did you know “lost sleep will impair physical performance, reduce work productivity, and affect mood and disposition. Poor sleep is associated with anxiety, depression, and mood disorders, while adequate sleep improves attitudes, moods, and promotes feelings of self esteem and competence — all of which are tied to physical performance.”
- See more at: http://bettersleep.org

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Sam’s Furniture carries many top brands in mattresses in stock including Serta, Corisicana, and Sierra Sleep! You could be sleeping on your new bed tonight! In addition to our everyday low-cash prices, we have an amazing Lease-to-Own program designed to help establish and rebuild your credit! Rest assured.. Call today at (817)382-6001 or Shop online at www.SamsFurniture.com!


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Topics: sleep, mattress, resolutions

Color Inspiration: Go for Gold!

Posted by Corie Wood

Dec 31, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Color inspiration from a classic. Everyone has heard of The California Gold Rush. An era that made the metal so popular has left a color legacy that will stand the test of time! Yellow_throw.jpg

What better way to add a shimmering pop of color to your furniture than an accent chair, throw, or pillow! 

And in an instant, you have an entirely new look! Embrace the endless possibilities with power of accessories. One of the latest color combination trends is gray and a deep, mustard-like yellow. Why not let your personality shine through your furniture?

Know thyself!   Are you...

         Edgy?                    Preppy?                   Whimsical?               Eccentric?

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Charcoal Contemporary Sofa with Tufted Back & Bolster Pillows

Who says furniture has to be boring? Change out seasonal colors or trendy designs. Who says a new look has to break the bank? We're here to help!

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At Sam's Appliance and Furniture, we have a Lease-to-Own program designed to get you the furniture you want and deserve now while establishing or rebuilding your credit!

Have you ever considered a change as simple as a new area rug to tie the room together?

Do you know /how-to-clean-and-maintain-your-area-rug? We can help with that too!

 

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Looking for his and hers? There is something for everyone at Sam's Furniture!

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If you need more golden inspiration, take a look at Sam's Pinterest page.

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Topics: Home Decor, Furniture, Color

2015 Pantone Color of the Year: Marsala.

Posted by Corie Wood

Dec 24, 2014 1:23:30 PM

2014 saw Radiant Orchid as the color of the year, while 2013 and 2012 saw the honor go to Emerald Green and Tangerine Tango, respectively. Looking forward to 2015, the Pantone Color of the Year is Marsala, a wine-inspired red described by Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute as "hardy, robust, satisfying, fulfilling."

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Named for the cooking wine it so closely resembles, Marsala isn't a particularly risky shade. Eiseman says "It really does embody a certain amount of confidence and stability," and Pantone sees it as an accent, a splash of eye color, nail polish, even as a choice for car color. Brushed lightly with bronze, it can carry a classic, elegantly metallic look.

The color is best described as brownish-red with blue undertones. It has a full-bodied look without being Barcelona - Antique Showood Accent Chair with Faux Leather Seat overpowering and was spotted by Pantone on the fashion runways of many fashion designers. Cosmetics are expected to pick up on this color. In fact, Sephora already has plans for a limited-edition run of its products featuring Marsala. Marsala has been used in lipsticks for many years, but 2015 will showcase it as the color of choice.

The biggest strength of Marsala is its ability to blend well with other colors. It plays well with black, beige, tan, grey, and any other neutral color you may have. Meant to be an accent, it's not a color that will take over but will help highlight the others.

For the coming year, be sure to take advantage of this team-player of the color world. Used as an accent, you won't have to completely overhaul your look. Just a splash here and there will have you looking ready for 2015 in no time. Contact us today to see how we can help you get a jump on the new year!

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Holiday Party Tips: How to Clean Up Spills Without Disrupting Your Celebration

Posted by Corie Wood

Dec 11, 2014 10:00:00 AM

From last-minute cancellations to uncooperative dinner preparations, holiday parties often come with a number of challenges. Unfortunately, one of the biggest party stoppers is an accidental spill. Whether it's a pre-festivity oops, or a mid-party mishap, a nasty stain on your new carpeting can bring your holiday cheer to a screeching halt. While you can't predict the clumsiness of your guests, you can have a strategy prepared to help you avoid a nasty mark from marring your home's newest area rug. Following the stain cleaning tips provided below can lessen your stress when battling accidental party spills. /how-to-clean-and-maintain-your-area-rug

Cleaning Spilled Wine From your Carpet

A red wine spill tends to send homeowners into a panic, especially when it lands on their white or off white Red Wine Stain on White Carpetcarpeting. While you may want to pull out your hair at the sight of that deep red blemish, take a deep breath and grab a bottle of white wine. Although, pouring a second alcoholic beverage on your carpeting seems absurd, it'll actually neutralize the first spill. Once the white wine is added, cover the area with a generous amount of table salt and place a damp white cloth on top of the spot. Leave the cloth untouched for the remainder of your festivities. After your party has come to an end, grab two or three dry white cloths and gently dab the area until the rags come up completely clean. If the stain is still present, you'll probably want to pullout your favorite carpet cleaner to finish the job.

Oily Stains

Foods, like gravy or salad dressings can leave an oily mark on your carpeting even after the substance has been wiped up. To eliminate the unsightly spot, apply shaving cream to the area and carefully work it into the stain with an old toothbrush. This helps absorb the grease left behind. Once your carpeting has dried, use a damp cloth to gently rub the spot.

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Whether it's pasta sauce, ketchup, or barbecue sauce, immediate action can save your carpeting from a permanent stain. Start the clean-up process by blotting the area with dishwashing liquid. Next use white distilled vinegar to rinse the dishwashing soap out of your carpeting. Once you're finished and the spot has dried, the stain should be gone.

Mystery Stains

Unfortunately, stains aren't always found immediately, and even worse, you may not be able to identify the substance that's fallen on your carpet. Instead of throwing your hands up in frustration, head to your medicine cabinet and pull out a bottle of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide and a tube of white toothpaste. Before mixing a tablespoon of the peroxide with the toothpaste, be sure the paste you've chosen is of the non-whitening variety. Finally, using a clean cloth dipped in the mixture, rub the stained area until the mark has disappeared.

If you're looking to spruce up your home's décor before your next holiday party, please contact us to view are large inventory of furniture and home accessories.

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Topics: Holiday, How To

It's All About the Benjamins... or Susans or Roberts or Sarahs...

Posted by Corie Wood

Dec 2, 2014 9:30:00 AM


Money can't buy you love, so they say. What about happiness? Is it really "all about the Benjamins"? Shouldn't it be more about you or more importantly what you can do for others? Whatever happened to "it is better to give than receive"?

New $100 Bill - Santa BenGood ol' Benjamin is not the only thing that got a much needed facelift this past year. What about your furniture, appliances and home decor? Is your home ready for extra guests?


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Have you considered donating your old furniture? This holiday season, don't forget that no matter how bad you think you have it, there is always someone less fortunate. Let your light shine for others, even when no one else is looking to see your good deed. That is true integrity. Not only during the holidays when it seems more popular to do so.. not to increase your social status.. not even to make yourself feel like a better person. Do it just for the sake of that other person in need. If you want a warm and fuzzy feeling, it is truly more rewarding to give than receive. Click below for more information on donating your items to the charity of your choice and they will even come pick it up!

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While money isn't the silver bullet answer for everything, maybe you could give your home a refreshing update and brighten someone else's life by passing on your furniture and appliances for them to love. 

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Topics: Community, Holiday, Appliances, Furniture

How to Clean Wood Surfaces in Your Kitchen The Correct Way

Posted by Corie Wood

Nov 21, 2014 10:58:14 AM

Of all the rooms in your home, one stands head and shoulders above the rest as a magnet for dirt, grease, and bacteria: the kitchen. With the constant closing of cabinet doors by dirty hands, food being dropped all over the place, mud being track in, grease floating around in the air, and having kids (in general), the kitchen oftentimes needs TLC beyond regular care. 

Here are some cleaning tips on how to clean and disinfect your wood surfaces the right way.

Regular Maintenance is Key

Because of the types of things that go on in a kitchen, daily cleaning is a must. With grease from cooking oils floating around in the air, and the potential for cross-contamination between foods, counters and cabinets are prone to harbor bacteria. Rule of thumb, clean after every meal; deep clean once a week.

Natural Woods

Glambrey_Round_Dining_Table_-brown_cherryFrom  beautiful cherry dinettes to rich oak islands to mahogany cabinets, natural wood is all around your kitchen. Each of these woods, however, depending on the type of finish, will need particular treatment. So don't just dive head first, find out what the specifics are beforehand, and test on a small part of the wood before you begin. Here are some tips.

- Detergents: Pick a detergent that cuts grease, but isn't full of harsh chemicals. Dilute the cleaner with water. Test in an inconspicuous spot before total application.

- Vinegar: Dilute vinegar with water to remove oils you can't see. Vinegar is perfect for removing films caused by sticky materials.
Again, test on a small area beforehand. Wait a couple of hours for any discoloration to appear. If there is none, you're good to start. 

Painted Woods

Perhaps even more popular than natural woods in the kitchen, is painted wood. Cabinets, tables, andMestler_Mix_Table_Set accent pieces that are painted are durable and fairly simple to clean.
Do you have and eclectic home? 
Apply these rules before you begin.

- Oil-based paints: Because of the paint, woods that have been painted with oil-based paint can typically be cleaned with regular all-purpose cleaners. Try diluted baking soda and water for tough stains.

- Latex-based paints: Avoid scrubbing (and leave the baking soda in the box), latex paint needs special care. Instead try warm water and some all-purpose cleaner. But be gentle!

Good luck and keep that kitchen clean! 

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Gray Inspiration for the Coolest Furniture Trend

Posted by Kady Anderson

Oct 27, 2014 6:00:24 PM

Gray Decor InspirationIt's hard to say for certain why the color gray has soared in popularity in the world of interior design. Perhaps it's the gentle neutrality of the color - opposed to the starkness of black and white - or maybe it's the way that gray furniture allows the vibrant colors of complementary artwork and floral arrangements to "pop." Whatever the reason, it is clear is that gray is on the rise for home decorating and interior design. Fortunately, this trend has inspired a wide variety of bedroom and living room furniture in the soothing grey tones that will keep your home in style for years to come! Our showroom is full of shades of this trendy color paired with colorful accents to make it easy for you to find your perfect hue. 

The furniture showroom at Sam's is constantly being updated with the Gray Decor Inspirationlatest trends in home decor and fashion. With two furniture store locations in the Fort Worth area, and a vast array of furniture and appliance selections, you'll find the piece that best fits the look and feel you're going for. If, for instance, gray is becoming a prominent theme in your home design efforts, you'll have a wide choice among sectional sofas, lamps, tables, beds and couches perfectly suited to a gray palette when shopping at Sam's.

One of the most popular places you will see gray is on living room upholstery fabric. From leather to microfiber, manufacturers are intrudcing more and more gray pallettes which means more options for you, the customer. Unlike neutrals like brown and black, gray tones can pair more easily bright accent colors in almost any shade. 

Sam's Furniture Gray Decor

Sam's Furniture Gray Decor

Sam's Furniture Gray Decor

Sam's Furniture Gray Decor

To see gray home decor styles at their finest, be sure to visit Sam's Pinterest page at Color Inspiration: Gray, where we feature a variety of unique items and helpful tips for gray scale decorating.

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Your Guide to Fall Decor

Posted by Kady Anderson

Oct 22, 2014 10:19:54 AM

It's here! The season of pumpkins, boots, and family gatherings. With the change in the season comes new inspiration for your home. Fall gives us two major holidays - Halloween and Thanksgiving - that are the perfect opportunity to embrace the spirit of the season! This time of year it is easy to draw inspiration from everything around you...from the changing leaves to the holiday traditions that bring your family together. No matter what inspires  you...create a space that is uniquely you with these 3 easy ideas. 

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Color is one of the easiest decor elements to add to your space and incorporate both your personality and seasonal hues.

Choose a color palette that works with your existing decor or use new seasonal pieces. You don't necessarily have to stick to oranges and yellows to create the feel of the season. You can also use deep purples and browns. 

If you're decorating with the furniture you already have, the best way is to add pops of these colors with accent pieces throughout the room. Try finding fabric accessories like throw pillows, blankets, and rugs that incorporate different shades of the color palette you're working with. For example, find some dark brown throw pillows with orange or purple highlights. 

Fall tones also make GREAT neutral upholstery colors!

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Gourds Aren't Just for Pumpkin Pie

Carving pumpkins is definitely a favorite fall past time, but with a little creativity you can use your favorite gourds to create beautiful and sophisticated decor pieces (that won't make a mess of pumpkin guts!) The good news is that you don't have to have amazing art skills to make some really cool creations. It can be as simple as painting a simple pattern or as detailed as creating a custom design. Here are some of our favorites:

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Sam's Furniture Fall Decor

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Keep it Fresh

Pumpkins not your thing? Get your green thumb going with fresh flowers to make your color palette even brighter. Arrangements can be as simple or as elaborate as you'd like. You can create festive centerpieces for a special meal or simply brighten up your room. Gerber daisies and Sunflowers come in the perfect fall hues...and you can even incorporate things from the outdoors like acorns or leaves to add that extra pop. Fresh arrangements will also givey you that great fresh flower smell!

Sam's Furniture Fall Decor

Sam's Furniture Fall Decor

Sam's Furniture Fall Decor

 

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Topics: Home Decor, Holiday

Don't Let your Dryer Become a Fire Hazard

Posted by Kady Anderson

Oct 20, 2014 3:49:46 PM

While your dryer is a handy tool that makes your busy life a tiny bit easier, it can also become a hazard when it is not properly maintained. Unfortunately, a build-up of lint combined with the high heat generated by the machine creates the perfect environment for a fire to break out. Luckily, following the dryer maintenence procedures supplied below can help eliminate the risk of a fire igniting in your appliance.

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A few common signs that indicate your dryer is suffering from a high accumulation of lint and is a fire hazard are damp clothes at the end of a cycle, slower than normal drying times, and high humidity levels in your laundry room while your appliance is running. While all of these situations indicate a clogged vent, the biggest and most concerning sign is clothing coming out of your dryer smelling like smoke. If this occurs, you should immediately call your local dryer repair company.

Lint Build-up

You've probably heard it a million times, but we'll take this opportunity to repeat it once more, cleaning your lint screen after every dryer load is essential to stopping a fire. When you do not perform this simple task, the airflow in your appliance becomes restricted, which leads to it overheating. A dirty screen also causes large amounts of lint to gather in your dryer's vent which can result in a blockage and a fire. While merely removing the lint from the screen can help, you should also give it a deep cleaning by soaking the screen in warm soapy water for 15 minutes and then rinsing it off. Performing this task once every two months will get rid of the dirt and fabric softener residue that can obstruct the airflow of your lint screen.

Dryer Vent Cleaning

You can either choose to clean your vent tubing yourself or you can hire a professional to complete the job. If you decide to perform the task yourself, buying a specially made dryer brush will allow you to easily clear out the entire tube with little to no hassle. However, a professional will most likely do a more thorough job, which usually includes opening your dryer's cabinet to remove the lint from every inch of the interior. A full lint cleaning should be performed once a year to reduce the likelihood of your dryer catching fire.

Dryer Mistakes That Can Lead to a Fire

  • Overloading your dryer can cause excessive lint build-up while also restricting the appliances Sam's Furniture Appliancesairflow.

  • If you've spilled cooking oil, grease, or gasoline on a piece of clothing, be sure to wash the item twice before placing it in your dryer. Unfortunately, a single wash may not get the entire stain out and the above substances are highly flammable under high heat.

  • Piling boxes and other objects around your appliance is not a wise choice. Your dryer needs air to breathe and too much clutter can suffocate the machine causing it to overheat.

If you're concerned your dryer is a fire hazard due to its age and its overall performance, we have a large inventory of dryers and washers.

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