i was driving out of our neighborhood a few months back and this armoire was sitting curbside at a neighbor's house. it was garbage day as well so i figured it was headed for the garbage rather than for a charity pick-up. now i love my curbside finds, but modestly, yes i admit, i like them when they occur in someone's else's neighborhood rather than my own - call me vain, but i just always fear that the next time that person sees me, they'll think "oooh, she's the one that took that dirty old piece of furniture from me." i get over it really quick, don't worry -i'm not judgmental, just always afraid of being judged i guess - a weakness, i know. and if she, the neighbor could see it now in my daughter's nursery, i think she might be quite proud of how it looks and may even ask for it back!
so after pretty much taking apart the seats in my seqouia and a very patient helpful neighbor next door, kim, who i've mentioned before, we ended up bringing this baby home around 10 that night. i love it! a few purchased hinges, a good cleaning, a removal of a few of the shelves in the interior of the cabinet ( it's actually a computer desk) i had it assembled and arranged in her room. and no, i didn't whitewash it - it came that way! made it all the better and there's more than enough storage on the inside.
and the finished look...
did i already mention that it was FREE?
(has my neighbor not heard of ebay, craigslist, freecycle, donating to a thrift store, something???
why was this headed to the dump?)
and my little sentimental touch - my mom's first pair of walking shoes
T G I F FRIENDS!