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Monday, November 26, 2012

Shiny Glossy Goodness.


It's glossy, it's shiny and it's beautiful. That's pretty much how I feel about my new dining room sideboard. We spotted it at Structube in Montreal and knew it would be perfect for the dining room. Storage, check. White, check. Glossy lacquered finish, bonus. I was sold.



Could we fit it into the car? We were assured that the box it came in was only as long as the piece itself. After a few measurements and rearrangements of our previous purchases, we knew we could make it work. Yep. Off we went to the warehouse to pick it up, pleased with ourselves and our knack for packing.

Only to arrive and see the package. It was a good 8-10 inches longer than promised. There was no way it was fitting. I panicked a little for a second, vaguely remembering the saleslady reminding me there were no returns as I sailed out of the store, engulfed in my retail bliss. What to do? Steph sprain into action, pushing my seat up so my knees were jammed against the dashboard. The box was pushed in as far as it would go and still hung out the back. He tied the trunk shut as best he could and we crossed our fingers, heading to his aunt and uncle's across the city, praying nothing would fall out.



Upon arriving we removed some pieces from the box, wrapped them in old sheets and gently placed them among the other pieces taking up residence in the trunk. A dining room table, bathroom vanity and sink.. I told you we were good packers! The end of the box was cut off and the trunk door jammed shut. We did it.



Now it's home in our dining room. Worth all the trouble:)


15 comments:

  1. Wow, that console is beautiful!! I've been cramped in a car so many times for the sake of a piece of furniture lol it's totally worth it :)

    Also, I haven't commented on your new blog design yet, but I love it!!

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  2. Me likey! I love some glossy goodness in the house. And I agree with the comment above - your new blog design looks great. I'm on the list for a new design myself - can't wait!!

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  3. It's perfect! Love! Can't wait to see it in person :)

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  4. Gorgeous! I have no idea how you fit all that stuff into your car - you should do a post with a tutorial haha!

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  5. I love it! We just got a Structube in Edmonton and I've yet to go - I think I must go check it out asap!

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  6. LOVE!! Nothing like shiny glossy laquer to make a girl happy.

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  7. I'm in love with those wooden trees! Pure perfection!

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  8. I love the feeling of finding the perfect piece of furniture!

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  9. Looks amazing! Well worth the hassle! Funny that you posted this as I just discovered Structube on a trip to Edmonton last weekend!

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  10. Totally worth the leg cramps for a piece like that. Love it!

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  11. LOVE everything about that side board! Great choice :)

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  12. It is GORGEOUS! I have been in that situation too, buying something in a box and then trying to cram it in the car!

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  13. Ohh I love it. I could use some furniture like that is many rooms in my house. Glad it fit!

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