In addition to the new carpets, dear hubby bought me a new cupboard, to display all my little trinkets, ornaments, etc. He decided that this would be my valentine's day present (and since we normally don't buy things for valentine's day - that was a surprise!)
I have been looking for such a cupboard for 8-10 years, and the other day, we spied it in a 2nd hand shop. At first, I saw only one part (about the size of a wardrobe), and thought it might just suit. But then, we noticed there was a 2nd, matching cupboard next to it, and then - a 3rd part behind, which was a perfect replica of the 1st section.
The price tag was $450 - and it is not like me to spend anything like that on furniture. Usually, my furniture is either picked up as freebies or bought for a bargain at auctions. However, as I say, I had been looking for a cupboard like this for a long time, and had priced on up new - $895, and that was for one the size of only the 1st section of this one - so this one was three times the size!
Anyway, we left it and went home, but the next day we talked about it, and dear hubby said he was perfectly happy to go get it - he too thought it was quite the bargain.
Hoping it was still available, we hitched up the trailer and headed for the shop. It was available - and after a little bit of juggling to fit it all in, it was loaded and we headed home.
As we were in the process of having carpets laid the following week, it spent a few days in the shed before making its way to my room - talk about perfect timing - having all the furniture out meant that it was easy to measure and put things back in a different way.
We discovered the cupboard is actually in six parts - not only do the three sections separate, but if you wanted to, you could also separate the top sections from their bases. However, it also came with a surround, so that once all the parts are together, you add the surround, and it looks like one, massive display cabinet, which is how we have set it up.
Here it is:
|The New Cupboard|
And here's Dear Hubby in front (as a reference for size, hubby is 6' 2"):
And as an added bonus, it was lovely to see my hubby and my son working together so well - not only in moving this, but in all the moving about that has been happening in the past week. They have been so willing and so helpful, and I've appreciated all the work they have put in.
Oh - and yes, that is the new carpet in the picture also. It's plain, but, I like it!