Thursday, November 19, 2015

A new pair of drawers

As I may have said, a couple of weeks ago we visited Gerry's big shop in Moorabbin to look at  a new computer. We ended up spending twice as much on some furniture and did not buy a computer.

Someone gave us these timber bedside drawers. We repainted them and added new handles but it was obvious they were quite old and did not really suit. One sat by R's bed and the other next to the bed in the spare room. The taller set of black drawers came from Ikea in about 1990. They are very dated and the drawers are wonky as they were overloaded years ago by video cassettes and photographs. It is useful as a rest for R's tv recorder and the video/dvd machine, only bought second hand to transfer tapes to dvds.

Just for once we saw some furniture we liked and after the salesman offering us a good deal, we bit the bullet. Two bedside drawers were delivered a week later along with the chest of drawers.

We are of the age that we can safely say, these will see us out.





Now we have to wait for a hard rubbish collection to get rid of these from the spare room.

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  1. i love your perfect white drawers lovely

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    1. Gosia, the old ones have yellowed with age.

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  2. What is it with drawers that don't shut well and doors that don't shut often when it rains. The new ones are very attractive.
    Merle..............

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    1. Merle, if your drawers are giving you grief, the must a lot of moisture somewhere.

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  3. Very flash the new ones...

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    1. Margaret, we are pretty pleased with them.

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  4. You can't use those small white ones somewhere else? inside your wardrobe for socks and jocks or paperwork?
    I like the new ones, but prefer the older style.

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    1. River, we just don't have space for them. Add more storage space and you can be sure it will fill up.

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  5. The Salvo's won't take furniture but Vinnie's will do a pick up. It's too far for me to pick them up at hard rubbish time.
    I seen the dark one made into a tv home by taking out two drawers, putting a board over the top of the next drawer down which is used for dvd storing.

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    1. Jah Teh, the black one is really not fit for much although it could be altered as you say. We may well give Vinnie's a call for the drawers. There is really nothing wrong with them.

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    2. Hire a courier and send them to JahTeh.

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    3. River, hire a courier? I'll have you know we moved here by carrying our furniture on our backs and on the tram. We don't have no money for good reasons. I'll ask Tradie Brother if he has a spare wheelbarrow and Jah Teh can wheel the drawers home in the barrow.

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    4. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

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    1. Thanks Strayer. I am happy to show my drawers.

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  7. We don't have a hard rubbish collection here any longer. Which infuriates me.
    Smiling at your happiness in showing your drawers. And you are so right that any storage space will be filled. Quickly.

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  8. EC, it is a constant battle to not keep things. We don't do too badly. How do you get rid of stuffs without a hard rubbish collection? How do people furnish their homes? Find goods to sell at markets? My sister is the richest of us four, but she is a shocker for going through hard rubbish. Poor Little Jo never had a new pram or pusher.

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    1. We keep way too much. The skinny one is a complete pack rat. As an example, after his last trip he brought home every ticket and receipt. And a plastic water bottle because it came from Russia. And the safety cards from the airlines he travelled...
      Once a year we have a Saturday where we can put things on the nature strip for people to pick through. If they don't want it, or it is too damaged, it is up to us to get it to the dump. And pay for the privilege.
      And yes, people use markets and op-shops to furnish their homes. And garage sales...

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  9. Nothing worse than saggy old drawers with loose doors and hinges. Thanks for the glimpse of your new 'tighty whiteys'. =D

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    1. Saggy old drawers, haha. It was a close call as I had a mouth full of strawberries and ice cream. Could have been messy.

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  10. I'm about to start downsizing. May try to sell stuff, or maybe I'll just donate it to our op shop.

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    1. Fen, it is a bit of an effort to sell stuff. Unless it really is of some value, let the stuff go to the op shop.

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  11. Fen, I'm close enough to go through your drawers and wheel them home.

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    1. Jah Teh, you'll be leaving Fen's drawers quite alone.

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  12. I think your old drawers :) served you well Andrew, it was time. Very nice choice you made, it's amazing how these little new buys can make a room feel quite different. Thank goodness for the twice yearly roadside pick up, they take everything away, not my old drawers though, I'm pretty attached to them :)

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    1. Grace, it certainly gave R's room a lift by getting rid of the black drawers.

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  13. You are fairly particular and you always seem to be buying replacement items. I seriously doubt that these will see you out.

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    1. Marcellous, when you get older you run out of energy for replacing things. While we were here some 13 years ago when a friend gave us the bedside drawers, we always knew we would replace them in the future. Apart from my bedroom furniture, the desk that I am sitting at, the filing cabinet next to the desk and a tea trolley, we have replaced everything and we are happy with our choices. At 58 with some very bad habits, I doubt I will see a very old age.

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  14. They look really very nice !

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