After falling in love with that chest yesterday at Hobby Lobby, Vince was determined to find one for me that was built a little better.
What I have now is an end table (that matches my coffee table that we don’t have room for in the living room so it’s in storage), my recliner and a floor lamp. The end table is where I put my notebook, tablets, water and everything else .. trust me . . EVERYTHING ends up on that table. But, it has one shallow drawer and in that drawer is where is more EVERYTHING! Nail file, clippers, lotion, knitting paraphernalia, notecards, pens . . it’s overflowing.
Vince didn’t like the way the one at Hobby Lobby was built and he said, and he was right, that I couldn’t put my notebook and tablet on it because it’s too tall. He was on a mission to find me a better chest and he found this one at Walmart. I has good ratings and in the ratings, folks said it was well built.
I’m going to have it sitting back against the wall and since it isn’t nearly as deep as the end table, I still won’t be able to reach over and place or remove the notebook/tablet.
Then I started thinking . . what if I move the floor lamp from the left side of my chair to the right side of the chair and get this little end table to put on the left side of my chair.
Perfect! It has way more storage than does the end table I currently have and it’s smaller and takes up less room. I’ll be able to put my computer gizmos on top, as well as my water. I may ask Vince to drill through the back of that drawer/cabinet so I can make the drawer a charging area for the phone, tablets, etc. without having cords hanging out everywhere.
When/if we leave here, the little end table would be great for an extra bedroom and the chest would always work in a sewing room if it doesn’t work in a living room or dining area.
I think about how much we used to spend on furniture but after a couple of moves, I realized buying expensive furniture resulted in grief when moving. Our bedroom furniture, that I really love, came from Target about 10 years ago and it’s great. The guest room furniture came from Big Lots and I love it. With the end table and chest, I’ll have furniture from Walmart and Hobby Lobby and those two pieces will probably be my most favorite of everything!
The chest is supposed to be here Friday. Vince has to go to town today (two days in a row <G>) because he’s getting a haircut so he will run by Hobby Lobby and see if they have that end table.
Once it’s all setup, I’ll post a picture.