Apr. 7th, 2009

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I often joke that I've had three stages of poverty:

1) total poverty: all my furniture comes from the street
2) social poverty: my friends buy something new and give me their castoffs
3) buying things at IKEA

While I'm now at level three, I still do pick things up from the street.

Although now with the crisis and all, people don't toss out such good finds like the used to. My neighborhood has a free furniture removal the first Monday of every month. (It used to be only once every three months, and one could often find better stuff then.)

I've got some IKEA Billy bookshelves in a size they don't make any more and I need more shelves for it. So I'm always on the lookout for those.

Last night, I only managed to scavenge some of the little pins that hold the shelves up, but at least now I can have wood cut to size if need be and make do that way...

I also found this little nightstand.
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framed poster
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I didn't mean to go out looking for more stuff again last night, but I'd helped a friend with her move earlier in the morning and she invited me to dinner and I found this framed poster on the way home afterward. It was interesting enough to schlepp home and consider in the light of day.

Although the truth is that even after 8+ years in this apartment, I still don't have anything hung on the walls so the likelihood of my actually hanging it is slim.

I also have an enormous mirror that was also a street find years ago... sitting on the floor...


Apr. 7th, 2009 05:51 pm
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I got a care package from the US with a copy of LIVING WITNESS, the new Gregor Demarkian novel by Jane Haddam! I iz loved!

(I don't know if anyone but [livejournal.com profile] oursin will understand how wonderful this is. If you don't, what are you waiting for? Start reading her!)


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