Wednesday, April 9, 2014

New Armoires

When we made the move to our house here in Corozal, we decided to bring our bed but not the rest of the bedroom furniture. This place already had two dressers, which would serve us until we figured out what we wanted.

This is one of the dressers that came with the house. 

The overall design isn't really us. At all. Unfortunately, there aren't many other options available here in town. Sure, we could have gone to Orange Walk or Belize City to check out what was available, but we decided having something made here, right in our own town, was the way to go.

Once again, we got in touch with Kim Longsworth who owns Bessa Decor (check them out on the Web or their photos on Facebook). He's the contractor we used to build our kitchen cabinets, corner cupboard/pantry, and my trusty desk.

David and I decided two armoires would work best -- one for him, one for me. So with measuring tape in hand and computer at the ready, David got to work on the dimensions and design, the plans were submitted to Kim, and work got underway.

And today they were delivered.

This one is in our bedroom. I just love, love, love the woven wood doors. We actually saw this treatment on the cabinets at Dave and Dianna Rider's pool house (another Bessa Design job).

There's beaucoup storage. Matter of fact, after loading up his stuff, David still has a couple of empty shelves. I will do my best not to adopt them.

The other one we have is painted white and is in our spare room. This is where I'll be storing all my stuff. 

After emptying everything from the old bureau, plus putting things from the closet in here, even I still have two shelves available. 

Oh, and see that area to the right of the armoire? That is a quasi storage area for stuff like cases of beer, tonic, dog food, kitty litter box, and whatever else we have and don't know where to put. So to screen that off, we also had a pair of cafe doors made -- same woven design and painted white -- that David will install once I finish painting the room. Pictures to follow in a future post.

Storage's a wonderful thing.


  1. Very pretty! I am not sure which I lke better. White or natural. Either way sounds like I better get Davids drill back to him tomorrow so he can get those doors up for you!

  2. The woven wood doors add beautiful character. Greetings from Montreal, Canada.