It's the little things... - The Dainty Squid

It's the little things...

Thursday, March 05, 2015

...or maybe the really, really big heavy things?
 What a coincidence that the day I posted this post about how I was holding off on a full office tour (and apartment warming party) until I found lockers things would finally fall together and I'd end up with a gorgeous set of my own. I guess I could have waited until my office tour post to share photos but y'all, I am SUPER excited about these babies.
I had actually been trying to get them for a few days prior to that post. I had contacted the seller asking for dimensions to make sure they weren't too big but it took nearly a week before I heard back so I had basically given up on them. When I finally heard back, and measured my staircase it was on. I had to have them. Things just weren't working out though. The seller was slow to respond to emails so setting up a time to pick them up was difficult. After one failed attempt I was worried I had missed out. They were a deal, and they were exactly what I wanted for the room so back to craigslist I'd have to go. But then I got another email, and we set up plans for the next day.

Now, the adventure of getting them home! None of my friends own a truck or van but Jason has the "SwagWag". It had already successfully hauled my mattress from apartment to apartment (with only tape securing it. Haha!) so why not lockers? I think we all might have underestimated how much lockers weigh and how awkward something so large is to move though. Luckily someone from the warehouse was kind enough to forklift them on to Jason's car, all while giving this "you kids are idiots" smirk.
Ten long miles later and they were back at my apartment. Getting them off the car and up my stairs was a challenge to say the least. I ripped my coat while trying to help, and then nervously paced while the boys tried and tried to move these massive, awkward things up my stairs. Long story short, it was next to impossible so we had to wait a few hours until Brandon got off work and was able to lend a hand.

Finally upstairs and right where I wanted them to be, I think they might be even more perfect than I could have ever pictured. The color looks so awesome with my wall color. I immediately scrubbed them down and started filling them up with my things.
I still can't believe what a challenge it was to get these babies upstairs. I don't know why I didn't think about how hard it would be but I sure am lucky to have such awesome friends to help out. Love you dudes!

So! You can obviously be expecting a full office tour sometime in the next few weeks. I am pretty darn excited about how this room came together. These lockers were just what the room was missing.
xoxo

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  1. Holy crap that's awesome! That color IS perfect with your walls! Congrats!!!

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    1. Thank ya, Mindi! The colors seriously could not have worked out more perfectly!

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  2. I love the look of these lockers!

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  3. Ah! That's the best...I would love to have those in my house as well. So freaking useful!

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    1. To be honest, I just wanted them for looks but they are proving totally useful!!

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  4. Dude! Best lockers ever. And I'm so glad they were only 10 miles away from your home because that whole SwagWag-rig does NOT look safe one bit :D
    xo,
    wink

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    1. Hahah, yeah... not really all that safe! But it worked! :P

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  5. ohmygoodness!!! it looks so beautiful!!! sounds like a (tiny) nightmare to get them home though!!! we're cleaning our home & re-arranging furniture and i can say: i HATE moving large furniture pieces!! and we don't have stairs!! i don't know how you all did it!! hahaha!! :) can't wait for the room tour!! xoxo

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    1. Haha! Yeah, after they got them upstairs someone said "You're leaving these here when you move again! Tell your landlord they can have them!"

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  6. Those are seriously awesome! Can't wait to see the rest of your tour! :).

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    1. Right!? I can't wait to share photos!

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  7. ah i seriously love the locker trend!!

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  8. lucky you! that's awesome - congratulations :)
    can't wait for the full tour!

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  9. Sounds like quite the adventure but so worth it. They look so great. What a terrific storage idea.

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    1. Totally! I, honestly, got them for looks but I've already been able to organize so many things because of them.

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  10. I'm not sure I have ever been more jealous of anything in my life.


    chloex

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  11. I keep seeing lockers for sale at places like IKEA but seeing them in action makes them look so much better.

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    1. Wait, Ikea has lockers?!

      I guess it's best I didn't know that or I probably wouldn't have ended up with these and these have way more character than anything Ikea could have.

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  12. Living on the third floor of my apartment complex building, I totally get the struggle of getting anything up stairs!

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    kimberrleigh

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    1. I am so glad to not be third floor living anymore! I do not miss that one bit. I just have one flight of stairs now and they're cake compared to what I was used to.

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  13. Wow! Those lockers where totally worth the trouble of getting them home!!! Amazing job! I really dig your design style!!

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  14. This is an amazing idea. Love your work space.

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  15. my goooooooooooooooooooood! I love it!!! what a great idea!! and looks perfect in that place!!
    congratulations!!

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  16. I can't get over those lockers- they are phenomenal

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  17. OMG these are perfect! They look awesome.

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  18. congrats on your great find! I have been hunting for some lockers for so long. This post has renewed my fervor. The thrill of the hunt has been ignited and I must go forth and acquire some lockers of my own. They look perfect in your place!

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  19. Such a good find! I want something like that to my house, but more similiar to the ones on the poststores :)

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  20. They look amazing! Perfect with your style. The best stuff is always worth the effort. And that color! :)

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  21. Totally adorqble qnd oh so useful for a home office! Glad you got them!!

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  22. The way you always put your appartments in shape is really inspiring! Looks amazing!

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  23. Love love loveeeeee the lockers. They're such a good idea for hiding the bits/bobs you don't necessary want on show!
    xxx

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