Don't you just wish I would quit stringing you along already? I can't, unfortunately. I have to, because everything is not done in there yet. Howsomevah, I have still another piece of the Great Master Bedroom Puzzle with which to tantalize you: it fills a space, looks great and is very functional, too.
It is called the Wilton Étagère from Ballard Designs catalogue. Very nervous and very skeptical, I looked at it about five million times before I ordered it, along with every other étagère that my endless online searches would yield. I read every single customer review on every one, having been burned a few times lately with my online purchases.
I can recommend this one to you unconditionally! Every nightmare scenario you can imagine was dancing through my head like a chorus line, enjoying encore after encore, before I finally hit the button to seal the deal.
|See that big book? I love this guy. I love this book.|
I went to see him make a presentation a couple of years ago.
|It gets put together upside down!|
Although the instructions said that this was a two-person job, Sweet Husband did the whole assembly thing, but only, of course, after I supervised the unpacking, laid out all the parts, read the instructions, counted the pieces, etc. Some of us are the brains, some of us the brawn. ;>D
I am totally crazy about this thing! I don't think I have liked anything quite so much in a very long time, in fact.
I had fun dressing it up. Too many books were the primary reason it came to live with us, but it also holds some pretties, too. I felt like a real stylist playing with this stuff.
This thing is very substantial. The frame is made of iron and antique brass, and the antique mirrored shelves are backed with another layer of heavy reinforcement. I measured the space (22" W), blocked it off and walked around the roadblock, playing just pretend, you know, until I finally convinced myself that this could and would work. I have only run into it once in the dark. For me, that's pretty good. Now that I am accustomed to it being there, I haven't had another collision.
Maybe you need some more storage, too? The only thing better than this thing would be a pair of them. I gotta start saving up!
Linking to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday.