Yesterday was a holiday here in Utah. July 24th is ‘Pioneer Day’, the day we celebrate the arrival of the pioneers into the Utah valley.
I’ve been having a hankering to go to the damaged goods store, NPS. I hadn’t been there for a few months. You might remember that my friends and I refer to it as ‘Train Wreck’. Knowing that hubby would have the day off Weds. I asked him if he wanted to go. Surprisingly, he said, ‘yes’.
Now, this is a store that you NEVER know what you are going to find. For some uncanny reason on the way up I was telling hubby that sometime I wanted to find an old cabinet to go in the craft room. One that I could sit my Featherweight machine on. Something with cubbies, and you know this girl loves her numbers. Never dreaming in a million (even a zillion) years that I would ever find one there.
BE STILL MY HEART!
O.k. this is just the teaser pic. I have to tell you the rest of the story. . .
We walked into the collectibles room. This is the room where things are a little more pricey, but still better than at the retail stores. Lots of name brands. Often, Pottery Barn.
We spied a super soft black leather couch, chair, and loveseat. Didn’t need that. Out of the corner of my eye I saw this big round furry chair, a teenagers dream. I turned to look at it better. That’s when I saw that there were two. My eyes glanced up and holy maloly behind them was the cabinet of my dreams.
I swear I thought my heart was going to jump right out of my chest. Rustic, cubbies, numbers, what’s not to love? BE STILL MY HEART!
And look my lucky #7. Now here’s where you see the damage. Notice the metal is broken under #7? There are a few like that. Who care’s? That baby stole my heart anyway! There were a few of the broken pieces in one of the drawers. Thinking I might try gluing them back on.
The thing was still a bit pricey, so I had to beg hubby a little. He tried to talk me out of it by saying, “you said cubbies and these are drawers”. Come on, like that’s going to work!
The top two rows are actually three cubbies hooked together as drawers. The bottom row is 15 cubbies to form a cabinet. I think they will house my three filing cabinets of paper and scrapbook packets perfectly.
The tag on the cabinet said, ‘Antique’. I had my doubts because of the finish on the sides and top. That was another trick hubby used to try and talk me out of it, “It’s not antique”. Come on, really? Using the words come on is an inside joke for my hubby. Yes, he reads my blog. If you’ve ever watched Arrested Development you will relate.
But look how well it matches my shelf that displays my vintage cameras.
After getting this beauty home it said that the metal numbers were reclaimed, but I found that it was made by a co., ‘GuildMaster’. This is what it said on the tag.
“Some pieces just make you happy. You feel good by simply walking into the room.
That’s our criteria for creating every piece of GuildMaster furniture. Our heirlooms are hand made to order by the world’s master craftsmen. From hand-carved Indonesian hardwood to custom-applied finishes to whimsical details, each piece is a showcase statement of quality and distinctive style.
This piece certainly does make me happy! I had to raise my letter ‘O’ and no featherweight machine yet. I need to take it to be fixed. But oh how I love it!
Thank you Train Wreck! And hubby of course.
p.s. Be sure you check out the fantastic give away at French Country Cottage.http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/2013/07/vintage-inspired-place-settings.html
I will partying with these fun gals: