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Monday, February 21, 2011

A Problem With Bookcases

Once upon a time I loved loved loved a furniture store called Storehouse. And sadly, about 5 years ago, they all closed down. My bookcases are all from Storehouse. Downstairs in my living room I have 2 matching 5-shelf cherry bookcases. Upstairs in my bedroom I have a 5-shelf and a 2-shelf in white. I am getting a Happy Chair for my bedroom for reading. My bedroom is a really dark purple, so all my furniture and decor is very light - mostly white, creams, beige, etc. I want to move the 2 bookcases together into a corner, put a lamp on the little one, and make basically a library corner. But I need another bookcase.

I've got two knee-high book stacks in the living room that don't seem to be shrinking. My father has a white bookcase from Storehouse that would perfectly match mine (once I remove the optional desk attachment), but it's in Nashville. I'm in Charlotte. My car is big, but not that big! I can't figure out how to get it to me. I've tried googling Storehouse bookcases, but I don't get any listings that convince me the bookcases are really from Storehouse. I absolutely hate something that almost matches. I suppose I could rent a U-Haul pickup truck, but that seems like both a big pain (7 hour drive) not to mention a big expense for a bookcase (I'd either need to fly to Nashville, or drive twice!) I can already picture having this third white bookcase in my bedroom, and I'm bummed that I can't think of a relatively simple or inexpensive way to make this happen. Does anyone have any ideas? Or know who was the manufacturer of Storehouse's bookcases? I really want to make my library corner dreams come true!

5 comments:

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Invite dad for a visit and ask him to bring it? Hope you figure it out - they look wonderful!

Carin S. said...

Dad only has a car, not a truck, and these days isn't usually keen on a 7 hour drive himself. He is in fact coming out to visit next month... but he's flying. Good thinking though!

tediousandbrief said...

How much would it cost to ship it? Have you looked into that option?

Kelly said...

Mitchell Gold was the manufacturer of a lot of Storehouse furniture.

Anonymous said...

I worked for storehouse for 10 years.The bookcases you have look like the ones manufactued by Doxey in Aberdeen,N.C.I believe they are also out of business,but you might possibly find something close at an Office Max or Target! Good luck!