I acquired this beautiful John Suart armoire on eBay a few months back:
|John Stuart Armoire|
It replaced this bizarre cottage armoire that used to house the TV and then eventually held odds and ends of shoes, purses, and luggage in the bedroom:
|Pottery Barn "like" armoire in California cottage style|
I ousted this classic Pottery Barn chandelier below:
|Real Pottery Barn chandelier. I am embarrassed to reveal the|
Frank Lloyd Wright windows... eventually I'll straighten these out.
And replaced it with this mid-century modern 50's Italian Holmegaard glass light fixture:
|Holmegaard Glass Chandelier|
|Distance picture of the dining room and Holmegaard Glass Chandelier|
And finally, last week it was time to boot out the white cottage cabinet, painted black, with the louver doors torn out thing that we throw junk into near the kitchen that holds the phone and the device charging station:
|I painted this myself. You can see where the old white paint is showing through.|
I forgot to take before pictures with all the garbage in the cubbies.
When I painted the white cabinet black, I pulled the classic cottage louver doors off apparently so our guests could see all the trash we threw inside over the years.
|Scratchy top. Pictures in taken garage. Over eager to|
remove and forgot to take appropriate "before" pictures.
This has not been sold on Craig's List yet because my son thinks he could fit it in his room with another aquarium. Over my dead body, but I am not prepared to squash his dreams. Yet.
The cottage black cabinet thing has been replaced with this mid-century Danish modern credenza, recently purchased (wait for it) on eBay - the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem:
|Danish mid-century modern rosewood veneer sideboard. Appears to be oak underneath.|
Fits the space much better. The cottage cabinet actually was too wide for the wall.
|With leather handles. Albert thought the leather handles were weird and impractical. Kill joy.|
He thinks it is dumb that that the doors don't close right. Picky.
|Stuff hidden away. You can't see it. Well, yes you can.|
|Top all nice and clean.|