U.S.A. Made…and my own handywoman capabilities….

This is the way it looked when I purchased.  Very heavy box.  My Superwoman skills came very handy when loading and unloading the heavy bookcase into the cart, into my car, and into my apartment.  You don’t want to know what my mind was processing while doing all of this.

But…I wanted a small bookcase in my bedroom, and of course, inexpensive also.  $16 plus tax, but the best part is…it is made in the U.S.A.!!!!!!  I was searching for an old little bookcase, but it never showed up into my life, so this is it.

I am making it my purpose to check label for provenance.  Cannot fight La Grand China, but I am finding quite a few items made in our own soil.  That translates into jobs for our population.  We need to do our part.  We should ask retailers to show when a product is made here in our country.  It feels good to consume our own products.

Took it out of the box.  Thanks God I remembered when Ron and I put one together and we didn’t check front side vs. back side.  We had to disassemble the whole bookcase.  That was a larger one.  So I prepared myself and checked to match all sides, had the right tools and there I went.  Some of the muscles on my arms are more prominent after I finished putting the bookcase together.  Had to take deep breaths while pushing the screws into place.

And…after one hour and a half…drumrolls, please…

Now, I do not want to fill it up totally, because aesthetic is very important.  Things have to be utilitarian, but with a degree of flair.  C’est la vie in my digs.

I know I can…I knew I could.  I am gearing up for the next project…the Christmas tree.

So…it was today…9 November, 2011…a day that I put together a bookcase and feeling very good for my accomplishment.

Your Happy Contessa

“The strength of any plan depends on timing.”  Michel E. De Montaigne, one of the most influential writers of the French Renaissance.  28 February, 1533 – 13 September, 1592.

8 thoughts on “U.S.A. Made…and my own handywoman capabilities….

  1. Kadzi

    That’s the kind of bookcase I’ve been searching for since 2009 (except I want mine to be blond wood). I need two of them and won’t pay more than $80 apiece. Where’d you get this $16 number?

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    1. happycontessa Post author

      I sent you an email. Yes siree…$16 plus tax for this one and they have a larger one with five shelves I think around $30+. Target is the place! You do need to put some muscle work into it, but if I can do it, sure you can. It is pressed board, but for that price… and it really looks good.

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