The Changing Table Dresser Situation Resolved

For those of you who don’t remember the dresser debacle, the long and short of it is that in the process of building the dresser, my husband and I messed up the dresser table top. We called the company and told them the piece was broken (among other pieces) and thankfully they had no problem sending us some new pieces.

So, after waiting at least a couple weeks to finally finish our dresser, the top arrived and the dang thing was finally finished. THEN… I could focus on decorating. So I used the 3M Command “Damage-Free” Hanging Strips to hang some picture frames above the dresser and one came crashing down right on top of the damn thing. The result…

A big (relatively speaking)  old dent on my brand new dresser!

A big (relatively speaking) old dent on my brand new dresser!

I called 3M to give them a piece of my mind, which honestly has not gone very far. I’ve sent them photos and before they will do anything, I have to send them back the actual failed hanging strips. SO… that’s still a work in progress.

Meanwhile, I called South Shore, the maker of the dresser and told them that the replacement table top I received is dented. Not untrue, not totally forthcoming. Either way, the woman was SO wonderful! She put me on hold for a minute and let me know that she had issued a replacement order for the piece, which will be wrapped extra well! So HECK YES! Even if 3M continues to put me through the runner, we have a new tabletop on its way. The sanctuary is preserved another day.

One more little thing, I have to say, the dresser was NOT expensive. I want to say it was about $300. So, not garage sale cheap, but still, not expensive. We ordered the thing from WalMart. When we placed the order and even when we received the broken pieces originally (yes, some items were broken upon arrival… and some we played a hand in breaking), I was not confident in our purcahsing decision. But now, in hindsight, I’m very satisfied and it’s purely based on South Shore’s customer service. While waiting for parts to arrive isn’t fun, at least it was totally easy to keep the process moving. I’d definitely recommend South Shore to anyone looking for inexpensive furniture.



I made it to the gym last night, which was good… although my workout was a little less than enthused. I was definitely a bit sluggish, but got more into it by the end. Then, I came home, ate dinner and relaxed a bit. It was nice. Even got to read and make it in bed by 10. I’m hoping for an exact repeat tonight. I’m still feeling quite tired, so I figure a few more nights of solid sleep and I might start feeling human again.

Plus, it’s Thursday… which means tomorrow is Friday… and that means it’s the weekend! We have another fun-filled weekend. Friday we will have dinner at Mark’s dad’s house with his sister and the girlies, which will be really nice. Then, Saturday I have mani’s with my mom and sis… obviously a highlight! And then after, my sister, her hubs, Marky and I will head over to my brother-in-law’s shop to pick up the INSANE amount of baby stuff my sister has saved for us over the years. We’re talking two pallets worth of stuff. Everything from a crib mattress, baby swing and high chair to clothing in every size and style imaginable. Obviously, I am very excited to pick all the stuff up and organize.

Then Saturday night we will be babysitting for the nieces so my sister-in-law can enjoy a nice birthday dinner with Milly compliments on my hubs and I. And Sunday will likely be more organizing and maybe even a trip to Buy Buy Baby! I swear, I think after this weekend we’re going to be pretty darn set in terms of baby gear.

Which reminds me, it must be mentioned that my friend hooked us up with the best deal EVER. She works at Kohl’s and used her discount to get us 65% off of ALL our remaining registry items (or everything that Kohl’s carried). It was amazing… she is amazing!


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