Well, it feels like the dust has – somewhat – settled as we find our groove in our new location. Our wonderful electric sign along North Ave. keeps mysteriously turning off for no apparent reason and some of our aisles sorta disappear as you’re walking down them looking at the rows of furniture – but those are all fixable (we hope!).
People still aren’t sure where our new store is located (730 E. North Ave. Carol Stream) or our hours (Thursdays and Fridays from 1 to 8 and Saturdays from 9 to 4). And how weird is it that my Friday blog post is now on Thursday? Super weird!
There’s new staff I need to introduce you to – whom I’m very excited about – but our new one week policy to pick up purchased furniture is hard for some customers (though we are again offering paid delivery which should help).
All that to say, change is wonderful and challenging at the same time! Thankfully, what hasn’t changed is the fabulous donations we keep getting week after week. What follows are photos of some of what was received this week. Let’s take a look.
this gorgeous sofa by Kravet has a greenish cast to it that doesn’t show up in these photos. It’s really in excellent condition and is priced $345
sweet country style coffee table for $55 and matching end table for $40
amazing Walter E. Smithe two piece leather sectional that’s both gorgeous and comfortable! The leather is faded in spots which gives it a distressed look and doesn’t diminish it’s appeal. Priced $795 (fantastic wood and glass square coffee table for $135)
Flexsteel brand sofa and chair – both have some wear but overall in good-ish condition. Sofa is priced $65; chair $50. Great trunk that has tons of potential but needs some work – priced $80 (sorry for the coffin-like last photo – wanted you to see the interior)
three nice stools – fabulous nail-head trim and brass piece where you put your feet but the seats need to be cleaned. All three for $135. Fantastic oak side table for $95
lovely loveseat in mint-condition for $125. There’s a matching sofa that needs to be completely cleaned in another spot in the store and I can’t remember what price I put on it ($65? $50? something like that)
here’s another amazing two piece leather sectional – this time by Natuzzi. There’s some minor wear but overall in very good condition. Priced $595
incredible retro chairs by Baumritter – cushions need to be replace or recovered – priced $235 each (I found these exact chairs on ebay for almost twice that price)
sweet velvet loveseats – both of them need to be professionally cleaned – priced $50 each
wonderful table from Pier 1 priced $195; six wooden chairs all for $120
Room & Board black fabric two piece sofa/chaise – chaise is very worn – priced $90
two fun chairs by Isenhour Furniture – both need to be cleaned – priced $60 each
tile top table with one leaf and six chairs (upholstered seats need to be cleaned) priced $135 for the set
this is a very cool low bookcase with two adjustable shelves – unusual wood (not sure what type almost looks like ash?) – one bottom corner is slightly damaged – priced $60
five drawer chest for $40
very nice white-washed coffee table and end table – coffee table is missing the four piece of glass so is priced $35; matching end table (which has its glass) is $55
Sprague & Carleton solid rock maple dresser with protective glass on top – priced $75
nice six drawer dresser with mirror – priced $65
corner computer desk in very good condition – priced $65
The other thing that hasn’t changed is my appreciation for you, dear reader! So glad to have you along on this amazing, exciting, scary, ever changing journey!
Blessings and peace!