Today was my first step, and it was hard (had to take a big gulp), to get past my feelings in order to live better in my own home. Yes, today I sold my dining room set. I know the couple that bought it will take care of it and really enjoy it, but it was a bit sad for me to say good bye. I remember purchasing it with P eleven years ago in Vermont. It was our first major piece of furniture together; the look was perfect for us at the time -so simple with a deep rich maple finish. It included a table with two leaves, 4 chairs, a large buffet with a glass door hutch. Over the years, we lugged that set from New Jersey, Long Island, and to Pennsylvania. And through all those moves, it was rarely used. I even used the dining table as a desk, the buffet as a credenza and stored the hutch and chairs. It was a creative idea but it was time to admit that storing the unused part of the set was cluttering my life. Now, after saying good bye to it, I not only have some money in my pocket to get pieces that work for me, but I did my part to stay 'green' by recycling my furniture to someone who might who will enjoy it for years to come. If you are in a similar situation, I can tell you, from my experience, that it is a bit of a relief now that the pieces are gone, and I have so many grand plans for the space they were in!
|The set I sold|
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