Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Expedit Exit

I don't know if anyone else is the same, but we have a couple of things that we really would like to get out of the house for one reason or another but they're just so useful that they never get replaced and so they hang around like a bad smell. 

Or in this case a large and fairly unattractive piece of furniture. Yes, it matches the kitchen and that's pretty ugly too!


First thing this morning, this classic Ikea item made the dangerous journey out of Dan's dressing room, down the stairs and into the garage. We've had it for many years and it is very useful, for years it kept our books and vinyl records off the floor, but it had to go. We have nothing to put the books on now so they're living in the wardrobe in the spare bedroom for the time being. We're not going shopping for a new bookcase, something will turn up eventually.

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  1. Try and sell it. Ikea have stopped making Expedit so they are quite saleable now

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  2. I have one double the size - so useful, so big, doesn't match the rest of the room, so in the way! So what shall I do - to throw or not to throw?
    xx

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    1. The "in the way" was lots more annoying than the "unattractive" aspect of the thing!

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  3. Turn it on it's side, then it won't seam so big.

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    1. We don't have the wall space for that, all the bedrooms have built in wardrobes with sliding doors and and our windows are pretty big so nothing can go under them either. We had the other way in our old house and it worked really well.

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  4. We have several fugly furniture items that live with us, nothing matched but due to their useful nature, stayed. However, once they all got a coat of white satin paint they suddenly all melded into one harmonious family and were much easier on the eye. Our kitchen, again fugly fugly fugly, will get a coat of white paint coz that is far more affordable than a new kitchen!

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    1. That's a really good way to do it. My parent gave us a dark wood sideboard, we painted that blue as it had lived a good life and showed plenty of signs of age. It looks great now. Sadly the kitchen is in bad shape, with lots of damage otherwise I'd love to either paint the doors or just replace them and keep everything else.

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  5. I donated some furniture to the furniture bank (charity shop) and what they wouldn't take, I put out for garbage pickup the night before the pickup was due. "Pickers" came around and took the items. I was thrilled. I don't mind if they keep them or make money from them!

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    1. That's a good idea, we live in a really quiet street, but you never know who might be walking past!

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