Since I live in a rural community, I do a lot of online shopping when it comes to finding items for my home. I usually make a point of reading the product descriptions carefully, but I clearly missed an important detail when I bought this Household Essentials wicker chest.
I originally purchased this chest to use as a dresser in my bedroom. Once it arrived, however, I realized itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s way too small to be useful for that purpose. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not even big enough to fit a fraction of the clothing in my sonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s room, much less clothes belonging to a full-grown adult.
I did think about returning the Household Essentials wicker chest, but it is adorable and nicely made for the money, despite being smaller than I expected. It comes fully assembled, so thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s nothing for you to do other than unpack it and enjoy.
I ended up sticking it in the hallway as a place to store my sonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s coloring books and some of the miscellaneous small toys we have no room for in the rest of the house. It would also be a really cute end table in the living room or as an extra storage area in the bathroom if you need a place to stash your makeup or your daughterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s collection of hair accessories.
WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve had several people comment on how pretty the Household Essentials wicker chest is when they come to visit, although theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re all amused by the story of how I am apparently unable to measure things properly.
Have you ever made any online purchases that turned out to be not quite what you expected? How did you handle the situation?
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