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Meant to Be

July 8th, 2015 at 01:28 pm

I am SO excited!!

We finally have an armoire to put our clothes in. We've gone without a closet for close to 3 years now, and all our dress clothes, and my dresses have been wadded up and wrinkled. Plus we were very out of room in our dressers.

Well I've been searching craigslist nearly daily during this time to look for the perfect wardrobe for us and every time I've found one I like, it's either too expensive or gone by the time I see it.

Well I finally found one I liked, but I couldn't come and get it until after my last weekend trip and I was worried that someone else would take it before I could get there. So I called them, and it turns out they were on vacation anyway. Score.

So we get there to pick it up, and it's a lot bigger than I expected. I mean it's huge. We try to fit it in the van and it's too wide/tall. We were about to give up, but found if we turned it backwards it could fit. Barely, I mean there was less than 1/2 an inch room.

We get home, and it just fits through the front door, again less than an inch. Then less than an inch into the dining room door, and the bedroom door. I mean it couldn't get any closer. I've taken it as a sign that it was meant to be.

It's beautiful, and HUGE. Biggest wardrobe I've ever seen. Real wood too, dove tailed joints, and very well made. I only paid $140!! That is a steal. All the real wood ones I've seen have been upwards of $500+. But it wasn't listed as real wood in the description, and in fact I expected panel board or something. So it was a happy surprise.

It's over 4ftx2.5ft wide and 7 feet tall. Super heavy. It took four of us to move it, and we struggled. Plenty of room for all our hang up clothes, plus it has a shoe rack, and 4 big drawers. I'm in heaven.

Husband woke up this morning and stared at it for a while, then he said. "I could just look at this all day." lol!

I can't remember the last time I've been this excited. Better than Christmas. Words can't describe how stinky it is to go without a closet in the house.

8 Responses to “Meant to Be”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    It's beautiful! What a deal! Very jealous.

  2. klarose Says:

    The ads description was very short and said something like "armoire, has dings" so I think that turned people away. No other explanation as to why it was so cheap. It only has like two tiny scratches on it that aren't even noticeable.

    We drove to a very expensive gated neighborhood to get it, and I was told it was passed down to her by her family. So I'm guessing it cost quite a bit. I feel like they were rich enough that they didn't care if they got what it was worth or not. Lucky for me. Smile

  3. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    That's a really good looking wardrobe. May it serve you well!

  4. snafu Says:

    Handsome mid century, quality piece. Does it have any brand or manufacturer markings like Vilas or Ethan Allen? Americana furniture styes in Cherry or Maple easily become family heritage pieces since they were so well made. I can only begin to imagine how difficult it was to move through doors. BTW, there are mid sized discs that make it easy to move large, heavy pieces of furniture around the room to vacuum behind etc.

    I was hoping you'd share a photo of your completed desk.

  5. ceejay74 Says:

    That is an amazing price for such a well-made good-condition armoire. Congrats!

  6. SecretarySaving Says:

    It's beautiful!

  7. Jenn Says:

    Wow. I've also been scouring Craigslist for an armoire to put in a living room that serves as a makeshift guest room at times. No luck so far. You've gotten an amazing deal!

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That is beautiful!

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