DH and I labored over the creation of a scrapping armoire over 3 years ago. It was a combination home office/scrap armoire, so that I could keep my stash with the computer and in a public area of our apartment, and then house. Due to both good and bad (good = birth of baby boy and the requisite baby gear taking over the house, bad = we needed more room in the dining room), I recently made the decision to divorce the office from the scrapping. The armoire would move downstairs into the retro 60s finished basement rec room to make a craft area for me and the little girl, and the computer would be left on a simple desk with some shelving and drawer storage.
So we moved the armoire downstairs over the weekend and disaster struck. The MDF around two of the hinges essentially disintegrated, so the left door couldn't be reattached. Without the left door, the heavy weight of right door made the whole unit off kilter.
So here is a photo homage to the old armoire in its hey day.
Here is how it looked in our apartment living room:
An early photo of my much smaller stash in 2006:
In use at this house's dining room:
And here it is now, it is denuded state:
Sniff. I miss my IKEA hanging storage already. Turns out it is perfectly stable with both doors removed. Without doors, its not much of an armoire, and I lose a good portion of usable storage space. The good news is that I get back half of the armoire that held the computer and financial files, and I have a huge table to work at now. I might actually be able to put all my stash in the same place. I'll have to think about how to wisely use this space, and share it with DD's craft supplies.