|Efficiency. Arlington, 1997.|
For this task, furniture-wise, I'm only keeping what I love.
Unfortunately, that is still too much for the space, but I'm going to make it happen. The secretary desk turned dresser that I still mean to refinish, my IKEA desk (as future sewing table), my armoire (sewing storage), the chunky mid-century rocking chair, and a self-tiled mosaic table are what I mean to bring with me. There's also the possibility of keeping the IKEA Misi table, seen in the picture below before its current paint job. It has been an ideal sewing table with it's six individual drawers the perfect size for scissors, buttons, and other notions.
|One bedroom. Arlington, 2003.|
If you're going to find out who you'll become, you need space in your life for who you are, rather than storing reminders of who you thought you were going to be."
The rest of my furniture has made its way to Craigslist. A Panasonic portable CD/ dual cassette player (a suggestion to also get rid of my other one was hard to take since I use my music as a way to destress), a bedside table that I repaired, stripped, and painted; an IKEA TV/entertainment center, another IKEA piece, a beautiful dinner buffet (just sold!). There are also two IKEA Robin bookshelves in great condition, a twin-sized futon and frame (remember those?); and a golden yellow (one of my first painted furniture projects) Queen Anne coffee table. Not enough? How about a mini Cuisinart food processor and a Braun 10-cup coffee maker. I am getting inquiries and I've sold two pieces, I just hope to get rid of more as I really need the money they would bring in.
|One bedroom. Richmond, 2006.|