Thursday, January 27, 2011

Armoire, found!

This post begins the saga of striving to solve the problem of the TV over the fireplace.
My post here told why we ended up with a blank wall space, 
which had my mind's little wheels spinning.
My post here told how we thought we'd solved the empty wall dilemma.
A few weeks ago I wrote this post, almost at my wit's end with looking for an armoire. 

I am so thrilled that now my post today is to tell you that I FOUND IT!

 It took lots, lots, lots, and lots more patience, but C-List came through again!
I checked it every day, at least once, sometimes twice, and maybe three times if I was feeling desperate!
I had seen an add for this armoire a couple of weeks ago and they were asking 3x my budget.
Last week, I started noticing that each day they dropped the price little by little.


Finally, on Friday the add said 
"$350 or best offer. Pick it up today because the lease on our storage unit ends tomorrow."
They were des-per-ate!
I offered $300 and they accepted!
Hubby took off work early so he could pick up a friend's truck and it was in our house that night!
I breathed a huge sigh of relief, until...

It was WAY too big for this wall.

I wish I'd had a camera for you to see hubby's face.
And honestly, I didn't even take a picture of it in that space because I thought I'd made the 
biggest decorating mistake ever.
My mind was racing. What are we going to do with my "dream" armoire?
Now what's going to fill this huge empty wall space?  Maybe I'll get used to this monstrosity. 
What am I going to write about on the blog? Will I even admit that I did this?

Hubby could tell I was losing it, along with being so so super disappointed.
He brilliantly suggested trying it on another wall.
Amazing how your mind can freeze dead in it's tracks when you enter panic mode.
Why hadn't I thought of that?
So we scooted it over to the wall where the loveseat had previously been.

What do we do with the loveseat?

So we moved the couch into the area between the living room & the kitchen,
and put the loveseat in front of the windows.
The poor little thing looked dwarfed.

Here is my disappointed Hubby.
He was googling "flat screen armoires"

Then we moved the couch back to the window wall.
And we moved the loveseat onto the empty wall.

Now the plan is to purchase a sofa table for behind the loveseat, 
place two lamps atop, and hang a sunburst mirror on the wall!
In case you're wondering about my chairs-to-be-bleached,
they went one on each side of the white couch.

Truth be told, I hadn't been thrilled with our living room arrangement before,
and now I am so much more in l.o.v.e.
It's cozier and more inviting. 

Along with looking for the sofa table, I am also on the lookout for a new coffee table. 
There is a lot of wood in that room, and I want to break it up with one 
similar to this...

Love how one piece of furniture, in our case very large furniture,
has the ability to dramatically change a room!

Sharing my thrifty find over at Shabby Nest's Frugal Friday and Cottage and Vine

Don't forget to enter the Home Goods giveaway and share the news!


  1. Love, love, love the armoire. It is perfect. I love the furniture re-arranging too -- looks so cozy and perfect!

    P.S. My hubby is super impressed with your blog

  2. Too funny...I am in the same dilema...we took the T.V. down off the mantel and now it is on the wall and now I am looking for the perfect console to go with it. I'm not as far along as you! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I'm looking for a new coffee table too! Where is the one in the picture from?

  4. Lindsay, I completely meant to link the image but must have forgotten! Thanks for reminding me... It's from Pottery Barn. Let me know if you find one! Good Luck!

  5. Jess, We couldn't have made that armoire purchase without the use of Chris's truck. He totally rocks.

  6. Just $300? Now that's a NIFTY THRIFTY deal!!!!


  7. Looks great. Seems like there's always arranging when a new piece of furniture enters the room. Glad it worked out. What a steal too.

  8. Yay! I know you were looking for this for a while and what a deal! It looks great and you may have just convinced me to keep ours.


  9. So very perfect! I love how it looks in your room.

  10. Great find... I found my Hammary at the local GW and I love it. It took 2 men to carry it the house and I alone can't move it an inch but I still lubs it =D

    Check it out;

  11. I love it!! What a great find! I love Craigslist!! :)

  12. Great addition to your room. It looks so inviting and cozy, a great place to curl up and read a book.


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