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48 of 50 people found the following review helpful
on August 4, 2011
I like this jewelry armoire for several reasons.

First, and less seriously, I'm in my 20s and my furniture is still pastel colors from when I was about 8. I've been thinking about antiquing it, but I've had no good ideas. This armoire has inspired me to finally sand down and refinish my furniture!

Secondly, the aesthetics. As a few reviewers have mentioned, the finish is a lot more yellow than the actual picture shows. Not a bad yellow. I'd describe it as a neutral yellow. There aren't many (if any at all) reds or pinks or oranges in the undertones. It's a semi-dark sandy color with darker brown highlights to antique it. (However, from reading other reviews, it seems that the paint differs from armoire to armoire). It's hard to tell from the enlarged picture, but on the necklace doors, there is an edging of ivy. It's a light olive green color with a little bit of antiqued pink streaks/flower buds? on the ivy. The drawer design is the same as the picture, but the design isn't as bright - all the colors have a darker, antiquated look to them.

Thirdly - the space! Oh, how I love, love, love, love, love the space! I have TONS of jewelry. I've loved jewelry since I was young so I always receive it as gifts (who am I to complain? :) ) and have accumulated lots over 20 years. What makes it worse: I design and make my own jewelry. My aunt got me a good size jewelry box last Christmas and it seemed to be the perfect size with room to grow. Now, it's stuffed. I searched high and low for a larger jewelry box. Apparently, they don't get too much larger. I was tentative buying an armoire, but weighing the pros and cons, I started looking around. I loved this armoire the first time I saw it. I continued looking, but kept this armoire tab open on the internet as I narrowed down my selections.

I'm glad I bought this. I have jewelry in various locations - top of dresser, in dresser, jewelry box, etc. It's *chaos!* Now, everything is all together! I'll give a break down of how I organized it...

Top (under the lid):
Rings in the ring rolls. Stud earrings. (I used the "Darice 2025-251 Clear Bead Container with 24 Storage Jars" - the box fits perfectly in between the ring rolls and lays out all the colors, etc at your finger tips. Oh, and the containers are also good if you think you might need a change of earrings; just grab and throw in your purse/bag. The plastic keeps them safe. Oh! Another one - if you need to clean jewelry (make sure it's okay to clean it with a drop of soap and water first) - mix the soap and water, fill up the container, let it sit, rinse, dry and replace back in the armoire!).

First drawer (divided into 9 squares):
Dangle earrings.

Second drawer (divided into 6 squares):
Bracelets.

Third - Seventh (open):

There's no rhyme or reason to these. Third is a variety of pendants in an old bead organizer. Fourth and fifth are my boxed jewelry. Six and seven are debatable. I have some documentation to go with some of my jewelry so it will probably go there.

Necklace doors:
I'd think this was relatively, well, obvious. Necklaces everywhere!!!

(I realize that was ridiculously long, but when I first got this piece, I was thought, "What am I going to do with all this space?" So I thought I'd throw out my ideas/what I did for organizing).

Let's see... I also need to talk about shipping! I ordered my piece from Visiondecor Furniture. I ordered it on Thursday, July 7th at night and got it the following Wednesday (much better than the Amazon prediction of August 4th). It was securely packaged. There was a cardboard box. Then another cardboard box inside of that. Then there was Styrofoam with the thin packaging foam over the edges of the furniture. I was relieved to see it packaged so well and with no scratches, etc. I was worried when I saw other reviewers have shipping issues.

Weight: It's pretty heavy. I couldn't carry it myself, so my father helped me. I was able to get it out of the box and stood it up myself, but I didn't take it up my stairs. (It does make it lighterif you take out drawers before moving up the stairs and that also saves the drawers in case of an accidental mishap).

Lastly, I also had issues with the pre-drilled holes for the lid. If I centered up the holes in the back, the front looked funny and off-center. So, I lined up with the front, and my father drilled me more holes. Took maybe 5 - 10 minutes and wasn't a big hassle.

Hope this helps! Like one reviewer said, this piece goes well if you have a traditional, timeless look. I agree, and I'd add: especially if you like a little bit of color!
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on January 21, 2011
I bought this jewelry armoire for my wife for christmas. I had been looking high and low for something different, but functional. She's got loads of jewelry, necklaces, earrings and I needed something that had enough room to accomodate everything while not taking away from the aesthetics. I found this on a couple of websites, but Amazon had the best price. Since it was so close to Xmas, i was told it wouldn't arrive until after Xmas. I still thought it was the nicest one I saw and so I ordered it and planned to print a picture and wrap it for my wife to see on Xmas day. Then to my pleasant surprise, on Xmas eve, only three days after I ordered it, I saw a UPS van pull up and off come the armoire. it was perfect, because my wife was out of the house and I could secretly wrap it and get it beside the tree. needless to say, she loves it. it really is a beautiful piece and the coloring, accenting is spot-on to the photos I had seen online. it looks like a piece that's been passed down over the years, something my wife appreciates.

the only hiccup in the product is that the holes where you attach the covering lid were slightly off and thus, I needed to make a couple myself with a small drill bit. it sounds worse than it was. it was easy to re-align the lid and it works perfectly.

i would recommned this product to anyone who enjoys more traditional, antique -type style. we have dark wood furntire in our master bedroom and this compliments it very well.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on March 12, 2009
I was so amazed at how quickly this item was at my door after ordering. I ordered on Monday afternoon, and I had the item Wednesday evening. The Armoire is just beautiful, prettier than the picture. It will compliment any bedroom. And it's HUGE...best I've seen for necklace storage.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on September 14, 2007
This is a beautiful, heavy jewelry armoire. Prettier than the picture!
Willygoat is an excellent seller to purchase this item from!
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on September 2, 2008
I really like this little armoire. We looked at many, many online and chose this one. It arrived in a timely manner and is nicer than several we've seen in stores. Best of all--there are no more piles of jewelry on my dresser!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on February 10, 2010
This beautiful armoire arrived on time and in perfect condition. Our daughter was thrilled and it will definitely be a keepsake. It was well worth the price and we highly recommend purchasing this item from Amazon.com. We looked at several armoires in various department stores and none of them compare with the quality and workmanship of this Powell armoire.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on September 13, 2010
This jewelry armoire holds a lot of jewelry and accessories. Arrived very quickly and packaged very well for shipping. Basic assembly. I am dissapointed with the "antiqued parchment", appears to be a yellow color to me and the lid and base is too dark of a stain for my taste. Handpainting looks beautiful. Overall, this piece looks like a family heirloom in my master bedroom.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on June 1, 2010
I purchased this product as a wedding present for my future wife, along with a new piece of jewelry for inside. This piece is absolutely perfect. The work is very intricate and looks great in my room. It's functional art!

The woodwork is great and very sturdy. The drawers have plenty of room for jewelry and the additional deep drawers on the bottom are great for storage.

I could not be happier with this piece and highly recommend this product if you are in the market for a jewelry armoire.

Finally, the shipping was great. I ordered on a Friday and it arrived on Monday. Couldn't ask for more!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on August 16, 2010
I was disappointed when I saw the armoire in person. It's not nearly as pretty as in the picture. It's actually rather dull. I must admit I was influenced by the rave reviews of others. The quality was lacking, I believe it is overpriced. I was sorely disappointed.

S.D.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on May 20, 2011
Order this jewelry armoire with confidence! It looks just like the picture---and it is accurately described. I love having all of my earrings necklaces and pins stored in an orderly fashion. I used to have this horrible jumble of chains and necklaces on my dresser. When I was organizing my new armoire I came across jewelry that I forgot I even have! I researched this kind of armoire for a long time and I am confident that I got the best one ------- at a reasonable price.
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