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Gentleman’s Wardrobe

The Gentleman in my Kitchen

I have been searching for a Gentleman’s Wardrobe for my kitchen for nearly two years. I have missed them on Freecycle, been out bid on eBay and just about given up when I found this beauty.

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A perfectly proportioned 1920s fellow who was no longer wanted. Would you believe that we were the only bidders and got it for 99p? I can scarce believe it myself but we were lucky to be unchallenged and as if that weren’t good enough it was only a few miles from where we live. You may be wondering why I am so intent to have a wardrobe in my kitchen so take a peek inside…

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We do a lot of creating around these parts and now I have the space to store materials galore. There is even enough space to stow our back door clutter, a spare high chair and the little buggy I use to take Monty to and from play group pick ups. My fabric stash has now taken over the old art cupboard and has moved into our bedroom. We are kind of bursting at the seams in our home and every little change requires a whole host of little adjustments to accommodate it. I originally planned to paint it french grey to match our dresser and shelves but I am so in love with the warm wood that for now at least it will stay as it is. So many things about this piece of furniture make me happy especially the clothing labels on the shelves because every gentleman should know where his underwear lives.