A great PB knockoff

Almost a year ago, Sir Johnson and I went to IKEA to purchase this lovely thing:

We were desperate for more clothing storage and this one (plus its tallboy cousin) made it happen.  I loved the farmhouse style and the color (it's really not just straight up black like it appears in the picture) and the price was just right (we got it in the as-is for $250, it's normally $300), and it's solid wood.

Given all that, I was pretty happy when I cracked open my spring PB catalog and saw this:
 It was even the same color as the IKEA one in the catalog.  So, the happiness came when I realized I had inadvertently gotten myself an excellent knockoff for 1/5 (one fifth!) of the price.  Few things give me the happiness and satisfaction of an excellent bargain/deal/sale.


Another oldie but goodie

First, some good news- I  feel better sometimes!  I may, in the near future, do actual crafty things again.

The post title is referring to my St. Patrick's day from last year.  Maybe I posted about it then, but I don't remember.  And I'm so lazy I'm not going to check.
Anyway, I seriously love it.  It's so tacky.  I figure St. Patrick's day is a good holiday for gaudy kitschy awesomeness. 

Coming up: organizing the basement.  Oh man, it's such a mess.