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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
and
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.

Date: 2009-04-07 10:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] susanwrites.livejournal.com
I used to score really big on dumpster diving when I lived in Virginia. I couldn't believe what people put to the curb. Around here, no such luck. Sigh. (though I did manage to get rid of, er, pass on, a couple of nearly dead patio chairs myself last weekend.)

Date: 2009-04-08 05:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beckycochrane.livejournal.com
I love your three stages of poverty--you made me laugh.

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