You can be sure when you live in a house that was built in 1885, you can also be sure you will lack closet space. I am always coming up with creative ways for storage & to keep things organized.
Our house has five bedrooms and three of those bedrooms have the original size closets which are very small and that you can’t even use hangers to hang clothes! Our guest bedroom & my daughter’s bedroom have the largest closet space, which is not original to the house, so the previous owner added them a few years before we purchased our home.
We need space for storage
We still did not have enough space for a family of five. I had to find a way to store linens and toiletries, so I was on a pursuit, not only to find something functional but will flow nicely with my decor. I was hoping my search would find an armoire or cabinet. After a while, I stumbled across an antique armoire on Marketplace that I knew would be perfect! It was exactly the style I was looking for and it was beautiful & old! I knew I had to have it.
My husband & his brother made the long trip to pick up the armoire. Can I tell you the photos did it no justice? This antique armoire was absolutely gorgeous!
Look at the mirror! They don’t make mirrors like that anymore.
I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the Armoire was made by the seller’s grandfather about 100 years ago & it was stored in a barn because it hadn’t been used for many years. I can’t believe how great the shape it is in for being stored in a barn for all those years.
We purchased it for $100. Yes, you read it right…$100!!!. I was thrilled and of course, I love a bargain!
It is perfect for holding our linens & toiletry supplies. The bottom drawer holds our miscellaneous things like cosmetic bags.
It is the perfect addition to our guest bedroom. Look how gorgeous it is!
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