First up, this:
Now, I fell in love with it when I first saw it. Solid wood. Oh so rustic. Awesome tile inlay.
And a built-in bookshelf!
It was a little more than I normally spend on a single piece, but I was getting a whole lot of other, cheaper furniture pieces at the same time, so I jumped on it. That was almost two years ago. I should have dumped it a long time ago, but I have a hard time giving up on something I find so cool.
I've had it everywhere: both booths, consignment spaces, rough room. No luck. I filled the bookshelf up. I emptied the bookshelf. No luck. I have lowered and re-lowered and re-re-lowered and re-re-re-lowered the price. No luck.
Now I've got it at cost. Thankfully, all of the other items from that buy have sold, sold quickly, and sold well. I've made my money back on the buy and a nice profit, so I'm not going to hurt as bad over this one piece as I would otherwise. (As long as I don't think about the rent for the space it's occupied for two freaking years!) Still, I would have liked to have made money on it. Now I just want it gone. I'm prepared to go below cost if I have to.
Turns out there's not a market for solid wood, heavy, sturdy 70's end tables with a rustic flair. Wish I'd gotten that memo earlier.