Friday, January 1, 2010


This is the Louis IVI Sideboard from the Ballard Designs catalog. It is listed for $1,199 delivery charges not included.

Here is my version, $200 (already painted) from One of a Kind two years ago.

It has taken me my whole life to realize that beautiful furniture does not have to cost a lot of money. Of course mine would look even better accessorized like the catalog picture, but Ballard Designs catalog does not have four kids. Right now my bread maker is sitting on top of it and there is homeschool stuff in the bottom, one drawer is dedicated to tea samples and the other to coupon circulars and magazines. Life in the REAL world, my world!


Mari said...

You have to quit this. I'm having some serious coveting going on! :)
Seriously, I love this one too.

Anonymous said...

Mari, It's me Shawna... I have talked to you in a long while but I read your blog to seee how things are. I was wondering if you could give me the number to the person who refinishes your funiture. They do such a great job! Hope things are going good with you. Shawna @

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