We've moved since purchasing this piece, and we have built-ins in our living area that hold our flat-screen TV. This armoire has had a bit of an identity crisis ever since and has become a dumping ground for miscellaneous "stuff." And getting to that "stuff" is no fun.
It occurred to me recently when I was looking at my multiple piles of "stuff" that this armoire would be a good place to store anything and everything related to entertaining: candlesticks and candles, paper goods, table linens, wrapping paper, bows, and ribbon. I had these items scattered in several different areas; it always frazzles me when I host (or attend!) a party because I have to scrounge through the house looking for what I need. Then it's the Stressed Nest, not the Blest Nest!
There are narrow, medium and large drawers that can be configured in a number of combinations to suit whatever application you have. I bought 2 large tall drawers, 2 medium tall drawers, and 3 narrow drawers. Total cost was about $75, but they fit just perfectly on the top shelf of my armoire and have added so much functionality!
I loaded up my candles and candlesticks in the large drawers. (I think I may be a candle hoarder.)
Tissue paper, bows, ribbon, tags, tape and scissors are stashed in the medium and small drawers so that it is easy to wrap an impromptu gift.
On the second shelf, I have table linens galore (napkins, tablecloths, and placements). Now I need to have a dinner party!
On the bottom shelf are two file boxes (also Sterilite--I should own stock in this company!) and a large basket which holds disposable paper and plastic ware for parties.
I also have a long plastic box that holds rolls of gift wrap and gift bags.
Here is the finished result.
It feels so much better to get at least one area under control! One down, about ninety-nine more to go.