I got rid of them via Craigslist and moved the crate to another room [we rarely use it these days anyways]. I thought I would easily find a substitute on Craigslist that was affordable and what we wanted. Nope. Nothing. Nada.
My parents offered up my childhood dresser which I had previously dissed. But that was when I had different master bedroom plans. Now, with my eclectic/boho direction, it worked.
So after months of searching [and being really disappointed], and living like this:
We had a solution. Note: Please don't judge me. I'm not a neat or tidy person. I try to be. I fake it. I sweep only when our friends are about to come over and throw on a face of disgust when watching hoarders. But in reality, I'm locking the door to my "office" where I've almost broken my ankle whilst tripping over crap about five times. I'm a mess. And I'm still figuring out how to manage such a large home when I barely knew how to clean my bedroom. Okay. I knew how.
Back on course. My solution? A friend who had an armoire that was too big for her home. She didn't want to give it away or sell it since it's a family piece but she had no place for it. So I'm armoire-sitting. Hopefully, there won't be any swallowed pennies. Needless to say, it isn't exactly our style. But, it's a great temporary solution, it's free, and it is still under the eclectic guidelines. Did I mention it was free? And it's huge. One amazing thing too? It's assembled nearly alone by wooden dowels. So it was a breeze to take apart and reassemble once at home.
I feel like I'm going to find Narnia in the back of it one day. The cats are all about it too. I'd love to add some boxes to help corral Oscar's goodies but for now it will do. We eventually want something white like this sucker but for now, it's not in the cards.
I'm just happy to be able to see the floor again! Tell me there's some secret hoarders out there!