Yesterday I stopped by Pier 1 to look at their outdoor furniture. I really need to replace the table and chairs I currently have out on my deck. I didn’t find the outdoor set I wanted but while I was there, I noticed they have my favorite chest on sale. I purchased this chest a few years ago when I was creating my home office.
Back then, I searched and searched for months for a chest to go beside the chair in my office. I had this idea in my head what I wanted but couldn’t find it. I was thrilled when I came across the one you see below. It was exactly what I had envisioned for my office.
It’s the perfect height and has tons of storage which is exactly what I needed and wanted for this spot.
It also has a few extra features that I love, like this pull-out shelf that provides additional space when needed.
I think the most amazing part of this little chest, besides how cute it is, is that the drawers are actually dovetailed! It’s so hard to find furniture today where they have taken the time to dovetail the drawers, instead of just stapling them together.
It’s advertised as being a bedside chest and of course, it’s wonderful for that, too.
Update: A couple of folks have asked about the gorgeous comforter in this photo. You’ll find it on sale here: Savannah Duvet
It now comes in 8 different colors including a natural whitewash. I think this navy would be great in a boy’s bedroom. It would also be great in a room with a nautical look.
I love it in pink for a girl’s room or any room that has a feminine vibe.
Over the years I’ve gotten a lot of questions about this chest so I wanted to share the sale before it ends. It’s currently on sale 20% off for the next two days, plus they are offering free shipping with the code FREESHIP75.
I love this chest and consider it one of the best purchases I’ve ever made for my home. I hope they don’t quit making it because I may buy one for my guest bedroom room at some point. You’ll find it available here: Bedside or Chairside Chest
Switching gears, this is what’s going on in my garage right now.
Remember back in spring of 2013 when I changed out my old copper-colored post caps on the deck…
…for these pretty solar post caps? (See that post here: Solar Post Caps for the Deck)
I absolutely love how they looked, but over the last three years they have begun to weather pretty badly. They were looking as bad as the post caps they had replaced. Plus, the solar part was no longer working very well. The solar windows (or whatever you call those) just looked super cloudy and dull. Having so many trees in the backyard doesn’t help.
I have 17 posts between the two decks and the stairs going down. That’s a lot of posts caps to buy! The solar post caps are too expensive to have to replace every 3 years. I had already replaced a couple last year. They would probably worked longer and better in a yard without so many trees.
So, I’ve decided to go with regular wood post caps. That way when I clean the decks or have the decks pressure washed every few years, they can be cleaned, as well.
They are all primed now, just need to get busy painting them with my exterior house paint.
So, you know what I’ll be doing this weekend.
Do you have any plans for the weekend? It’s gorgeous here! I hope you’re seeing some beautiful spring weather in your area now.