Monday, March 14

A HUGE Relief!


With any major DIY project there is a downside - when indeed we have to de-clutter and find homes for our posessions which no longer fit into the larger scale of the picture - as was the case of my beloved dresser. It is in fact an original linen press and I had the drawers made to match. When we first moved here, our neighbour, Alice gave me the top - she kept the dog food in it, the doors covered in newspaper. We had it stripped and it sat on top of the drawers in our kitchen. Whilst our house is not small, it simply wasn't big enough to house this and give it it's true glory.
I knew if it went to the salerooms it would not fetch it's true price, so today I contacted my good friend Phil at Eskdale Antiques. This is where we had our kitchen cupboards made. Phil has agreed to sell this for us - people visit his shop for good pine furniture and are people who would see the beauty of such a treasured item! Yes, a huge relief.
Now - on with the preparations - "Lead on MacDuff!"
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14 comments:

  1. It's always difficult to dispose of lovely things so I'm pleased you found a solution.

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  2. I know how you must be feeling. Hillside is a lot smaller than Railway, even the ceilings are lower, so light fittings look odd. We had to get rid of loads of furniture when we came here.
    I'm sure someone will snap up your dresser, it's ideal for a farmhouse kitchen.

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  3. I'm glad you found a way for the furniture to move on to someone who will appreciate it.

    Did my artwork ever reach you? I've been wondering...
    -Brandy

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  4. Well done, Denise:-) I find it very difficult to declutter but have managed a little recently.

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  5. Now I REALLY wish you lived next door..that would look great in my home!!
    Jane x

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  6. I hope it finds a good home it's beautiful!

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  7. It is always sad to get rid of beloved pieces isn't it - hope it goes to a good home.

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  8. It sounds like you found the best solutions for you and the much loved piece.

    Love all the daily photos of the remodel.

    cheers, parsnip

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  9. Tough decision; nice solution - much better than going to the salerooms :)

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  10. Oo I hope yu get lots ov shiny pennies for it!

    :@}

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  11. Someone will snap it up! Then you'll be able to buy something special with the pennies (preferably the pounds)

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  12. Oh God I know I should be commenting on your gorgeous dresser but bloody love the message about your knickers catching fire...think that's going to be my new motto...

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  13. It is always difficult to let things like this go, I hope someone buys it soon.

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  14. Blimey Mrs N, I have a week off blogging with the flu and you rip the kitchen down - youve been super busy! Well done for being ruthless with the clutter, after years as a hoarder im finally realising its the only way and its so liberating, and less to dust of course!

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Thank you for your comments, always nice to know somebody has taken the time to let me know what they think.

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