I made my rounds through this store, had about $30.00 worth of items, and there she was! I first noticed her legs, the dark brown wood--- ohhhh it was real, then I saw a very convenient pull out drawer in the front, loving the design, I open up the doors.... okay, a few chips out of the real wood and some scrapes- but hey, it's character, price tagged glowed with $99.00... okay, you usually find pressboard stuff at WalMart for around this price. All over in very good condition, hmmmmm, let's just push it away from the window and see if there is a tag on it---- yeah right. Pulling away and.... "EXCLUSIVELY FOR Pier 1 Imports" and then the date!!!!!!!! OH MY GOODNESS!! I parked my cart in front of this! My cellphone dying in my hands I call my boyfriend and ask him if we can get it. I mean we just purchased a tv stand in November/ December that looks great in our home- from WalMart, but there was something about this Pier 1 piece. I got 'permission' to purchase it especially knowing I'd be spending $89.99 on it with my discount card! I told him I'd put everything else back and he said I didn't have to!! woo hoo! It took everything I could to walk away from it because everyone was eyeing it, and they didn't even know who had constructed it! I paid for it, had the woman put a "SOLD" sign on it because SERIOUSLY people were flocking to it! I had to clear my throat with a "eh hem it's SOLD" to some people. They were mad! LOL! It was mine! So I am waiting for him to pick me up and I am sitting super close to it. Watching ignorant people bust their carts into it, even watched a woman slam a handful of pictures/ picture frames into the side of it! I stood up, said, "EXCUSE ME!", pushed the pictures she was looking at back against the wall, smoothed my hand over the side of my entertainment console and she says, "Ohhh sorry" then goes back to looking through the pictures. I had to have the workers put it in the back or I would have had a stroke sitting there watching people abuse it and fondle it! As the girls put it out back, I heard a very large bang. To this day I hope it wasn't it, but I am sure it was.
So here she is!
It's not crooked, my house and apparently I am!
I am also thinking of staining the wood black with some IKEA stain that I got on clearance, and doing either an Oil Rubbed Bronze or a dark silver instead of the gold. It seems a little Moroccan to me or something. haha please ignore the short black curtains, I hope to find some nice long lighter curtains soon enough!
the sticker, I wish I could get a better picture, but I don't want to move it with our big honkin' tv on it.
the doors close, I just closed them over without latching them.
And this is the BEFORE:
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