Monday, June 8, 2009

Haven't you ever wished wood was rubber???

I know I have..........Well, I've a Craigslist tale to tell you......I was searching on Craigslist for an armoire to go into my office for storage. I'm a Southern Living at HOME consultant and I have need of some storage. Office, perfect spot. I measured said spot......then set out looking for the perfect storage piece. I looked off and on for a while, then came across a listing for an armoire not too terribly far from my house. It seemed that it was a great piece, at a great price, and would serve to hold many things. I went to see it--OH.MY.GOODNESS. It's one beautiful piece. I had looked at antiques and things that would need to be refinished or painted...and none of them were comparabale in price. I wanted this. So I sent son and the Mister to go and pick it up and bring it home. They got it in the door and proceeded to figure that it was NOT going to go down the hall and thru the door. You see, it would fit in the office IF ONE COULD GET IT IN THERE. Oh, my goodness. If only it were rubber and bendable!!!!



So it quickly became a new home for the tv in the master bedroom.....now, it matches perfectly and fits in the room quite well. But so far, I have a mountain of clothing that came out of the cedar chest (where the armoire now lives) that is now in the office that was going to be the place to store things. The winter clothes that had been in the cedar chest (that my grandfather made) now have to be relocated.....some of them will be relocated to Goodwill......and while I'm there, I'm going to look for a few things......


like what Holly at Homebody found at HER Goodwill...that shower curtain that has caused so many of us to covet......um,hum, that one...well, she found TWO at her Goodwill. She is giving one away!!! Can you believe it? I even almost had two of my own but as I told her, logic took over when I saw the other stuff in my Target buggy and I decided I didn't really NEED those two shower curtains. Who the heck decided that logic was ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA?????? In this case, it wasn't, I tell you! :0 I have since decided several reasons why I need it!! :)

So head on over to Holly's if you are still sad you missed the target bird shower curtain, because she is giving one away. Tell her you forfeit your winning if she will give it to me......um, hum, winnings are totally transferrable! LOL...have a good day!!!

20 comments:

April said...

That armoire of yours is to die for, Suzanne! Moving furniture can be such a hassle sometimes! Looks like you found the perfect spot!

Stacey said...

Wow that armoire is gorgeous and huge!! You lucky girl finding it on Craig's List.

We have one very similar sitting in our garage right now. It was in the bedroom that now has hubby's desk. It was a doozy moving it in and out. They finally figured out that the molding at the top could all screw off - which made it 6 or 7 inches shorter. That helped make the corner.

Libby Murphy said...

What an incredibly beautiful piece of furniture. Glad you found a spot for it in your home.
Happy Twirls

Domestic Designer said...

What a lovely piece. Sorry it didn't work our for your office but it looks great in your bedroom!

Bee said...

It was serendipity! You need to go to Goodwill (and Goodwill needs you to go to Goodwill) where you will no doubt find something fabulous. Maybe even a better storage solution. And that gorgeous armoire looks quite happy where it is. And every time you look at it, you'll get warm fuzzies thinking of all the good you did at Goodwill!

southerninspiration said...

Stacey, the Mister TRIED to take the molding off but it was also glued as well....in fact, that's why the flashlight is sitting on top of it in the foyer!! LOL.....it was a good idea to try!

Suzanne

Controlling My Chaos said...

That armoire is gorgeous. The shower curtain is pretty nice too, but I LOVE the armoire.

Lisa said...

Great find! I'm glad it all worked out(O: Thanks for the shower curtain link!

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Oh that is one gorgiferous armoir. Darn it, don'tcha just hate it when a well-thought-out plan doesn't think itself out like you did? LOL It's still very pretty in the bedroom, and since you are making a run to GW to drop off some clothes, you might as well see what goodies you can bring home. :-D

Thanks for the shower curtain link. Oh my goodness that would be perfecto with my new guest bath design. I almost flipped. Thanks for sharing that w/ us, knowing how much you covet it.

Have a great day, Barb

jenjen said...

Hi Suzanne!
That armoire is to die for! It could not be more beautiful. I can't believe that someone would get rid of it. Lucky you!

XOXOXO
Jen

Walking on Sunshine... said...

The armoire is beautiful! But you're so funny being so honest telling us it has created a bit more clutter for the time being! Love the shower curtain! Very nice!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Suzanne, that armoire is fabulous!! :)

Do you think the Target stores are still selling that shower curtain?

Queenmothermamaw said...

That is one beautiful piece of furniture. I bet you got a sick feeling in the pit of your stomach when it wouldn't fit. Must be something else better out there for the little office.
QMM

Lisa said...

Great aimore! Sorry it doesn't bend! Thanks for stopping by and entering the giveaway! I'm always looking for new blog friends!
Hugs,Lisa

Cathy said...

Gorgeous find Suzanne!

healingtouch said...

ok make me jealous...how much did you steal that gorgeous piece for?????

Ann said...

Hmmm...bendable huge furniture...great idea.

That armoire is really lust-worthy...and looks really great in that corner.

healingtouch said...

O.M.G ! You DO know that you stole that armoire dont you??? And YES I am quite jealous ! LOVE IT !

Rebecca said...

The armoire is gorgeous! What a fantastic find!

Miss Janice said...

This happened to my in Mississippi home...I just love that armoire. I'm in the market for one right now! Love it:)