ilona the pest

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Monday, October 09, 2006

flea market

after two days of searching, i found the dresser of my dreams. yay!

i got it at the hell's kitchen flea market. at first i had been thinking that i wanted to shop at new-furniture stores, but i quickly realized that i in fact hate all new dressers (except possibly some of the really cute designs at ikea), and also that new dressers are all insanely expensive (like, $800-900, minimum). so vintage/used was the way to go. the hell's kitchen flea market was great - lots of furniture, much of it interesting and attractive as well as relatively inexpensive. my dresser was $275 plus $50 for delivery.

getting it delivered was a bit of a nightmare. i waited around my new apartment for the two-hour window they gave me (five to seven), and then waited some more before they finally showed up around 8:45. i was super pissed off, because their lateness made me miss a birthday dinner at 8:00 in manhattan that i was supposed to attend. oh well. at least i have a place to put my clothes.

2 Comments:

  • At 9:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I would clean that dresser thoroughly if I were you.

     
  • At 1:21 PM, Anonymous Scott said…

    Hi, thanks for posting a blog about our market! Your site is really cool. We have a profile on FleaSpeech.com/hellskitchenfleamarket that you should check out! Thanks again.


    -Scott, FleaSpeech

     

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