We've been offered a free cabinet

@JudyEv (147789)
Bunbury, Australia
January 11, 2019 7:45am CST
We finished painting out two spare bedrooms today and tomorrow we’ll be putting the furniture back in and setting them up ready for guests. Late this afternoon we visited friends who gave us a great number of novels. They have their house up for sale and are decluttering. They also offered us a beautiful marri cabinet that they can’t take with them. While we’d like it, I’m not sure it’s going to fit in the only available space we have so we’ll need to think on it for a while and work out if we can move things around so that it will fit. Marri is also called redgum and is a beautiful wood. We know they paid a lot to have to paid but they say they don't want anything for it. I don’t have a photo of it so here is another of a candelabra in the mirror box. You might remember my last post was of paper clips in the box.
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@JohnRoberts (69945)
• Los Angeles, California
11 Jan
Take it and figure it out later.
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@FayeHazel (23410)
• United States
11 Jan
I side with John here
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan
@FayeHazel @JohnRoberts We've measured and I don't think we have a wall long enough for it. We'll need to measure it again very precisely. Certainly I'll take it if I can find somewhere for it.
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@1creekgirl (13656)
• United States
11 Jan
I'm sure it's beautiful. Sure hope you can find a place for it.
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan
It is looking iffy. We'll need to measure it again very exactly.
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@Corbin5 (127019)
• United States
11 Jan
Sounds like a wonderful cabinet. I do hope you can find room for it. Good to think on it a bit, for sure.
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan
We'll have to measure it more precisely. There is now only one place where it just MIGHT fit. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
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@Corbin5 (127019)
• United States
12 Jan
@JudyEv My fingers will be crossed too!!
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jan
@Corbin5 We mismeasured and it will fit where we first hoped it would. I can't believe we measured wrongly although it's not the first time.
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@cintol (9277)
• United States
11 Jan
Ooooh a dresser, I would have to find a place for it if I was offered. I have a thing about furniture, its called "can't say no" but I totally understand if you didn't have room. (I hope you find room) I love that mirror box!!
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan
There is really only one spot where it might fit. We need to measure it again more precisely. The mirror box worked a treat didn't it?
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@cintol (9277)
• United States
12 Jan
@JudyEv Yes, the mirror box is amazing, great idea with that one. Hmmm, what else can you put in that thing, something with lots of colors
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan
@cintol It's all been dismantled now so that's probably it for the moment.
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@Spontaneo (2232)
• United States
11 Jan
Is there no other place in your house for the cabinet? Don't pass up this opportunity... Wow!
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan
I'm trying really hard to find a wall where it will fit. It is very long as cabinets go.
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@Spontaneo (2232)
• United States
14 Jan
@JudyEv Good luck!
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Jan
@Spontaneo We worked out we measured wrongly and we now have the ideal place for it.
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@allknowing (75409)
• India
11 Jan
You should take it only if you need it and not want it.
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan
If we take it we will regift the one it replaces.
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@allknowing (75409)
• India
12 Jan
@JudyEv My sis in law's house is packed with that which they got after emptying their ancestral home The house has more furniture than space to move around
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan
@allknowing That isn't the case in my home. I really meant it is a big piece of furniture and if the house were empty there would still be very few places it would fit.
@FayeHazel (23410)
• United States
11 Jan
Oh! That's nice! I hope you get it free is a good price
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan
It is really generous of them. If we don't want it (can't take it) they will offer it back to the maker and let him resell it.
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@FayeHazel (23410)
• United States
13 Jan
@JudyEv Oh that is a really nice offer of them, too.
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jan
@FayeHazel That's one reason we're accepting. We are not doing someone else out of it.
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• United States
11 Jan
Getting a cabinet like that for free is probably worth finding a place to put it.
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan
It is quite long so the problem is finding a wall where it will fit.
• United States
12 Jan
@JudyEv that's disappointing if it's just too big and you don't have the space for it.
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jan
@Marilynda1225 You've probably read that we miscalculated and it will fit where we'd like it to go after all. So I'm really pleased.
@DianneN (97413)
• United States
11 Jan
I would accept it and find a place for it. Love this photo, too!
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan
It's too long for most walls. That's the problem.
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@DianneN (97413)
• United States
14 Jan
@JudyEv Oh, so sorry.
@shaggin (41060)
• United States
11 Jan
I would have been thrilled to get the books!
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan
Vince is in seventh heaven. I'm wondering how I'll find room in the bookshelves for them. I was just the shelves a bit organised and now there is a heap more to try to fit in.
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@shaggin (41060)
• United States
15 Jan
@JudyEv I understand that problem only too well
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@JustBhem (47343)
• Davao, Philippines
11 Jan
Wow. It would be nice if it fit anywhere inside.
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan
Unfortunately it is too long for most walls. But we haven't given up yet.
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@JustBhem (47343)
• Davao, Philippines
12 Jan
@JudyEv Oh, so it's kind of difficult for you to move it around inside.
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@wolfgirl569 (16325)
• Marion, Ohio
11 Jan
The cabinet sounds beautiful. But I think I remember someone wanting to declutter some. Hope you find a spot for it. I like this photo more than the paper clips
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan
Haha, yes you remember correctly. However it is more an 'upgrade'. We would regift whatever it replaces.
@wolfgirl569 (16325)
• Marion, Ohio
12 Jan
@JudyEv That does keep you from fitting more in.
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@id_peace (8627)
• Singapore
11 Jan
It is great to have free things doesn't it?
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan
Free is always good - well, mostly anyway.
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@id_peace (8627)
• Singapore
12 Jan
Yes mostly and whether if they are able to survive as long as the non free item.
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@iamdahmmy (933)
• Lagos, Nigeria
11 Jan
Candelabra in the mirror box..never heard of it...
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan
We did it for a photo competition. The topic was 'reflections'. It's all been dismantled and put away now.
• Lagos, Nigeria
12 Jan
@JudyEv ohh...I see
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@Janet357 (7576)
11 Jan
You meant your house is already crowded with furniture or you are a minimalist?
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan
It's not crowded with furniture but this is a very beautiful cabinet. I would give away the one it replaces.
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@GardenGerty (106608)
• United States
11 Jan
These mirror box photos are great. I thought maybe you would put the new cabinet in one of the guest rooms.
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan
I hadn't really thought of that but it's a good idea. I think it is more a showpiece though. The grain is really lovely
@Courage7 (26413)
• United States
11 Jan
That is nice Judy. I love this photo too.
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan
I like this one nearly as much as the paper-clip one.
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@TRBRocks420 (88661)
• Banks, Oregon
11 Jan
Hope you can find a place for it, sounds amazing.
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan
It is very lovely. I can't believe they are offering it free.
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@amadeo (81621)
• United States
11 Jan
you can have the candelabra too much cleaning there.LOL.
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan
Luckily there is only the one but it has five holders so that is more than enough cleaning.
@youless (95265)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Jan
That's very nice. At least this beautiful cabinet won't be wasted
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan
No, I hope we can find a spot for it.
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