This summer, we officially decided to renew our lease and came to the conclusion that we’ll be here another two years (even though the parking situation drives me mad!). So I finally have been selling off some pieces that we don’t use and don’t have space for. I HAD been hanging onto them because they were nice items and I
did love them, thinking they could go in a new home someday. But we’re so short on real storage space, that these were just in the way and would continue to be for the next two years.
So let’s take a moment to wave goodbye to some old friends…
These chairs were my first toe-dip into upholstery, but they were purchased for the new apartment before I’d even had a chance to measure the room… doh. They didn’t fit, and as much as I loved how they looked with the other elements of the room, I don’t think keeping one in the bedroom (heaped with clothes) and one wrapped in plastic in our storage unit was doing them any favors. There will be other sweet pairs of chairs in my future.
This vintage rug was one of my first purchases for our OLD apartment (as you can see with the bay window and dining set we also sold on Craigslist several years ago). It was beautiful! Its move into storage was gradual. When we adopted Thisbe, she took a liking to the corners of the rug and would start wrestling them (she does the same thing to our kitchen rug, weirdo). Luckily she never damaged the rug, but the corners were flipped ALL THE TIME. Drove me crazy. Just a few months later, we sold that dining set and the round table didn’t really fit on the rug anymore. The rug lived in our bedroom there for a while, but it was too dark for that room, and eventually got rolled up and put under the bed. Where it stayed, even after a move and another year. I’d love to put some storage bins under our bed, and I just can’t justify keeping a rug that never sees the light of day.
Lesson learned? Both of these were very early purchases before living in each of these apartments. It truly pays to have a solid plan in place before you plunk down hundreds of dollars.
Farewell, old friends! You were loved and you will be missed!
On the upside, I’ve made almost enough from these sales to pay for our bookshelf project after the holidays! The look of our entire apartment is about to change… are you ready?