The Search for Quality Furniture

Our new house has a huge entryway off the garage – where we enter the house most often. Because we live where it actually gets cold, I really need a coat closet down there, but there’s not one. So I’ve been looking for some entryway furniture to store all the coats, mittens, gloves, hats and scarves we’ll be wearing in a few months.

I found the perfect set up at Pottery Barn – for $1,500. I really like it, but not for $1,500. I went to several local furniture stores – no one sells anything like that. I went to an unfinished furniture store – they didn’t have anything like that. So I spent some time at Lowe’s today, surveying the lumber inventory and dreaming up a design in my head.

Now I have to put pencil to paper and draw up the plans, because I really think I can build almost exactly what I want for around $200. I went a little overboard with my first design and had too much furniture for the wall. I’m going to modify the design. It’s still kind of just an idea right now – but I’ll let you know if I actually start building. Watch out Pottery Barn!

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One Response

  1. Are there any furniture auctions in the area where you live? They can have some great deals. You never know what you will find. Dad and I built a headboard and footboard from some old doors and I just love it. It is one of my favorite pieces of furniture. And, I do love furniture! I hope you do build it – Kristi

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