Way back when, when John and I decided to turn "the room we walk through" into a nursery and a hallway, we agreed that additional storage solutions were going to be a major necessity. We've lost one closet to the baby's room, but we've also eliminated the captain's bed that used to be in the guest room section of "the room we walk through". Stored (hidden) within the captain's bed was a veritable treasure trove of hoarder's delights-- lots of clothes from the early 2000's (just in case they came back in style), weird sentimental objects from both of our childhoods, John's first student film (in full, captured on film...) There was a wide array of must-keeps hidden inside that bed frame. However, the bed had to go, so we had to figure out where we were going to hide all of the stuff we were embarrassed about keeping.
Of course, my first instinct was to search Craig's List. I thought, "Surely we can find some giant, vintage piece that will solve all our storage woes." And this wasn't entirely mistaken. I found this huge almost-antique beautiful wood armoire (4-doors, 72" wide X 84" tall) that was apparently semi-collapsible, easy to transport, and a mere $900.00. I was so serious about this piece that after an intense budget meeting with John, I contacted the seller and said I could offer him $600.00 in cash and next day pick up if he'd accept my offer. He, very graciously I should note, declined my bid--sadly, though understandably-- and we were back to square one.