When we designed the closet, we wanted to have a blanket cabinet of some sort. We also wanted to have a surface to place items for charging batteries, so we Lee installed a tall plug in that corner.
We have been looking for the right piece for a long time. It had to have large drawers for spare blankets, in case a guest was cold. It had to be short enough that you could place a tablet or laptop for recharging and still have the outlet exposed. The niche in which it needed to be placed was narrow so we couldn't have a long piece.
And most important, it had to be
We won this decent walnut dresser. It's not glorious, but it was around $100 and I liked the look. The drawers weren't as big as I wanted but they would do. It needed a bit of work. One of the side pieces was loose and came off during transporting it home. That required some wood glue and clamping.
I found an old shirt and pair of underpants behind the drawers. Yuck! That space also had a large amount of sawdust from years of the drawers moving in and out.
I vacuumed everything out. I used Murphy's Oil Soap to wash all the surfaces, inside and out. Then I wiped all the finished areas with a good quality furniture oil.
It is now installed in the closet and ready for our next guests.
Now I don't have any more excuses to go to any more auctions or estate sales. We have all the furniture we need. I had thought at one time that I might buy a Hoosier cabinet or a corner cabinet. But I certainly don't need anything else.
My father once had a rule. If my mother bought any new piece of furniture, she would have to find a new home for an old piece. My mother had an aversion to getting rid of anything and my father had a minimalist idea of decorating. Unless it was something he liked and then all bets were off.
If I follow this edict, then I can get nothing else. But I don't really need anything else, so that should be easy to do. After all we probably won't live here forever and when we move, it will be to a smaller place that would be more conducive to old people.
Unless I find a really good deal on a corner cabinet, because they are pretty cool and don't take up a lot of space. And I have wanted Hoosier cabinet for a long time. They have all those fun cupboards and drawers.