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Last December I wrote about a pair of large bookcases I found at Value Village and my intention to turn them into a china cabinet in the dining room. I also wrote that I had really hoped to find three bookcases, but the store only had two (hence the 2/3 title of that post).
More than six months later, in a different Value Village, in a different town, I came face to face with a bookcase.
It looked like it might be the same as the bookcases we already had at home. I actually called up my original blog post on my phone and tried to compare the pictures of the cabinets with the bookcase standing in front of me.
I was pretty sure they were a match.
In another sign that the universe was on my side that day, we were driving my Dad’s truck, so we had a way to transport the bookcase. And Matt had a 30% off coupon.
The bookcase became ours.
When we placed it in the dining room, sure enough, it was a match.
I still have plans to make over this trio, but when that day comes I will no longer have to build the middle section from scratch. For now I’m quite happy to have 3/3 of a china cabinet sitting in the dining room.
Wow! That’s such a neat turn of events. 🙂
I was amazed.
Awesome! Are you going to make them look like built-ins? They almost span that wall, so with a little trim and some filler pieces between them and on the ends, they could look like large built-ins!
That’s the plan. I’d like to at least push them together and put some consistent trim across the top and bottom. That will make them so heavy that they’ll never move, so they might as well be built in at that point!
It was meant to be.
Exactly the way I felt!
What a lucky find! I can’t wait to see what you do with them, but with three they look pretty nice as is.
They’re pretty good quality. Just a little more 90s than my style currently is.
What great luck! 🙂 Serendipitous.
Serendipitous is the right word!