Recently I purchased a few items from Ballard Designs!
I had been looking for a shelf or bar...or something to put in our conservatory. This has been a neglected room for awhile and I am finally getting my act together to decorate in there.
Sonoma Bookcase and I am thrilled with it so far. My husband assembled it over the weekend and we set it up in the back corner of the room.
I have always had trouble with this long narrow room. The dimensions are 25' X 13'4" so when we first moved in, my husband thought it would be perfect to place a pool table right smack in the middle of the room. The pool table was not a great investment because we rarely use it. Over the years, this room has just been an overflow room. Play dates have moved into here, guests wander in here during parties (which is really the only time we play pool) and I hate to say it, but furniture and things I don't know what to do with end up in here. Yes, it is sad that such a lovely room is being wasted. But now I am making an effort to change that.
So back to the bookshelf. It went together pretty easily and is quite sturdy. The only complaint I had was the stickers.
C'mon Ballard, why do you have to put stickers on each shelf! To remove them, I took a little cooking oil and rubbed it on while carefully scraping the stickers off with my fingernail. It is a good thing I did not have a fresh manicure! Can anyone recommend a good method for removing stickers from wood?
Anyway, I am excited about the shelves and I cannot wait to start filling them up!
And as far as my other Ballard purchases go...
They are already sitting in the garage getting ready to be shipped back.
I ordered two black Grecian urns and BOTH of them arrived damaged!
Oh well, at least my shelf is fine!
Have you done any online shopping recently?