Saturday, September 12, 2009

Ok, to finish the surprise...

Hubby got home last night around 11:30pm. I was still up and had my Emilies over to finish up canning our fruit (post to come soon). I was glad to see him, even though the house was a disaster (thanks to canning) and I was a sticky mess (also, thanks to canning). Hubby was very gracious about the changes I'd made while he was gone and is quite happy with our new armoire. Yes, I said armoire...

After I left the Habistore the first time, I called my mom and told her all about my fancy shmancy armoire that I'd walked away from. After our discussion, I knew I was going to go back and get it. Boy am I glad I did! I called the store and asked them to hold it for me until I could get a babysitter. After my friend, Emily showed up, I ran to the Habistore with this in the back of my van:
This is our old TV stand. Our neighbors in Provo, UT gave it to us when they got a new stand. We've had it for a couple of years and since we now own 2 TVs we still could have used it, but we didn't have the room for it and my armoire, so it had to go.

So, I donated our old TV stand and they loaded this into my van:
TADA! We had to call around and get some more help to get it in the house. It's solid wood and very HEAVY. A friend came over with her husband and the four of us hauled it in.

It had 3 broken knobs (didn't take before pictures), so I replaced those with brand new ones that I got for $1 each at the Habistore. Oil Rubbed Bronze, love! You can see just about the only damage to the wood on the whole thing. It's in really great condition, so we aren't going to change it at all.

Here it is, open (obviously!). That's not our ginormious TV. The big one is too heavy for me to pick up without help, so it'll stay where it is (on top of our ugly buffet) until the move. That's also the only question Hubby had last night about our new armoire, "is this big enough for the other TV?" He seemed pleased that the answer was "yes."

Okay, so the best part about the armoire? With the TV hidden away, the boys don't ask to watch TV as much anymore! Yeah!

Oh, and Hubby liked the bench, so I'll get to do that to our dining set! I'm so excited. I'll have to do it one chair at a time and wait until the move to do the table. I can hardly wait!

1 comment:

Becca said...

I love it. It is beautiful. Good find


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