I've had a love/hate relationship with the 4x4 Ikea Expedit shelf unit in my living room for a long time now and, in a frenzied moment yesterday, I decided to finally say goodbye to it.
Here it is, going:
Now I have all of this empty space to work with as you enter my apartment.
I want my home to be comprised only of things I love, rather than place holders, and my 5-year old Expedit just didn't meet that criteria any more. I want to create a welcoming first impression that represents who I am now--a bit more grown up and ready to invest in a piece of furniture for the space.
So, what will fill this void, you say?
How about a sleek console?
(via Markham Roberts)
A skirted table covered in a fun ethnic textile?
(via Beach Bungalow 8)
Or a small chest for the storage of mittens, keys, and other "stuff" of entryways?
(via One Kings Lane)
The possibilities are endless...but I needed to let the Expedit go before I could realize those possibilities.
Do you have a piece that you are finally ready to let go of?