I recently moved to a new apartment in Seattle! …again. I feel like I have been moving ever since I arrived in Seattle a little over a year ago. One good thing that comes from moving is being able to redecorate. My mom taught me the silver lining to this a long time ago.
On my hunt to find a cozy chair for my room, I wandered through Craigslist and found a perfect chair for FREE! Yes, people, I said free. There is a whole Free section on Craigslist where people can post items that they don’t want to be hassled with to sale, refurbish, or are sick of seeing. Lucky me, I get to reap in the joys of their trash.
To my complete and utter joy, Dan posted this IKEA Tullsta chair. His faithful dog accidentally took a bite or two out of the lower back of it one day but otherwise this clean, spotless and odorless (very important!) chair was in good condition. With a little research, I found out that a $30 dollar slipcover from IKEA will do the trick of covering it up, nicely. Score for me!
Dan was kind enough to deal with the hassle of the Pacific North West’s “Snowmageddon” which brought ice and snow. Two treacherous weather systems that Seattle has no idea how to handle. Finally after a few days of me playing in the snow, I was able to make it over to him with my good friend Jason. (A snow break for you! Some snapshots from my snow vacation.)
Now back to the mission at hand. My friend, Jason, just happens to own a moving company called On the Go Moving. Kind of nifty to have a friend who knows how to move stuff correctly. While I didn’t really need his expertise for this particular event (come people, its only one small chair), I did need his truck and male presence. You never know who you’re going to meet off of Craigslist. Sorry Dan! But if you ever need to move something around town or across the country you should ask Jason!
Thank you to both Dan and Jason for making my new home feel even more like my own now.
I hope to be enjoying my chair soon. Waiting for the final coat of paint
to dry as I type right now.
Here we are “On the Go”!