Tuesday, January 20, 2009

new armoire

Look what I was gifted at Christmas by my husband.
Right before Thanksgiving I saw it in one of the local antique shops. I put it on hold, as I didn't have the space ready for it at home just yet. I knew that after the Christmas holidays, I would make a place for it in our spare bedroom to use for storing my art & some jewelry supplies.
I absolutely love it. It is working out just as I planned. I went to OfficeMax and bought the nifty stacking storage bins (made in the USA) you see inside. They are great, as they have easy side snap (which I keep unsnapped while in the armoire) lids AND handles. Now my supplies are ready to go with me anywhere~anytime!
I could use two more of these in my our office/my workspace. There is nothing like real wood storage, and I would rather buy a well~made antique. I fell in love with its color, which matched my Birdseye Maple antique bed in the bedroom.
The stuffed heart on the door knob came from a vendor at Nothing Ordinary Antiques & Oddities in Bellville.
Looking on top, you will see one of my favorite words Believe, which came from Books~A~Million. The stacking bins (top right) came from Target. The antique vase was bought from a vendor at Hearts & Hands, located on Mason Road, in Katy. And, can you see my newest purchase, leaning against the wall in back? It is the most beautiful 11"x14" vintage photograph of a little girl, still in its original frame. I bought it online thru a great Etsy seller, DonnaGrayce Vintage Treasures. This was not my first purchase from her, but because this was her 100th sale, she sent me a special gift~a beautiful pair of rhinestone earrings! What an unexpected blessing.


Daryl said...

Really a lovely AND functional piece of furniture!

Chris said...

Gorgeous!! And I love love love the picture of the little girl~~
I'm happy for you for your organized place...it must feel great~

kansasrose said...

I love your amoire and accesories! The maple wood is just gorgeous. It's such a great feeling to be organized and have such a chic way to do it. Love this idea!!!! ( I may have to copy some of these great ideas hon for gettin' my stuff organized)

Anonymous said...

Love your Blog...Your Art is amazing!!!
come visit!!!

Abby Lanes said...

Congratulations on your armoire and your beautifully organized goodies. Enjoy.