Monday, August 12, 2013

Furniture Comes and Goes ... Or Not

Some furniture pieces come into my life and get turned around quickly.  Others sit there waiting for some love...
 
And sit there ...
 
I'm embarrassed to show you my garage or basement.  They are both so full of pieces that need to be painted you can barely walk around them.  There are some pieces in my garage that have been there almost three years.
 
Three years!!
 
So I've made a resolution that for the next two months I'm not going to buy anything. I'm going to focus exclusively on working on the pieces I already have.
 
Even if I find the absolutely best deal in the world.
 
And I'm not going to lie--that's very hard for me.  My name is Deborah and I'm a shop-aholic.  I don't think I'm a hoarder because I have no problem selling the stuff once it's done.  But maybe I'm one of those too!
 
Despite my best intentions, between working at the store an extra day and my freelance work I didn't get anything painted last week.  But I did have a good week at Mr. P's!
 
I sold the desk and chair.
 
 
 
This little chest.
 
 
 
And these end tables (there were two of them).
 
 
 
So now my space is looking a little sparse.  I'm taking a couple of little things there tomorrow to fill in, and I'm currently working on this.
 
 
 
This is one of a pair of dressers.  Have you ever had a project where it starts out looking simple, but once you look a little deeper it turns out to be a whole mess of trouble?  These babies were like that.
 
But I think--knock on wood--I've addressed everything now, and I'm finally ready to get them done.  I plan to show them to you soon.
 
And in the meantime, I'm not checking Craigslist, going to an auction, or looking in a thrift store until these dressers and some other pieces are finished.
 
That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
 

7 comments:

  1. I feel your pain, it is so hard to pass up a good deal! My garage is filled to the brim as is!
    Lauren

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  2. Good luck with that LMHO - it's a full fledged addiction without a doubt!
    AND I even have a hard time letting them go - so I'm in worse shape than you LOL
    Congrats on your sales - and can't wait to see the dresser finished :)
    XOX

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  3. good luck - it is hard!! I mean my daddy always says "u cant sell out of an empty wagon"

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  4. I can soooo relate!! I will say...I have gotten rid of most of my large pieces from my stash and it feels sooo GOOD!!! Congrats on the good sales this week.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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