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Old 01-04-2006, 11:37 PM
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Pastel Storage - Beautiful, but practical

First, I want to thank all the veteran members for such informative posts. You constantly help all us "newbees" immensely.

So I'd like to give back a little to this forum. I read a few of your posts about storage solutions in here, and the solutions are practical, but to me they tend to be kind of sterile. Not sure if sterile is the right word, but I found something today that is so beautiful, but very practical for the pastel artist. I actually went to Lowe's today looking for the red tool storage cabinets with all the drawers - but in the same section was this slightly smaller, but very functional wooden toolbox. It's not sold on-line, so you'll have to go to one of their stores to buy it. Attached (if I remember to!) are a few photos. I still haven't filled it up yet! By the way, I don't work for Lowe's.

The toolbox has a nice cherry wood finish. They call it the "Classic Toolchest" The stock number is 161897. It has 9 drawers, plus a top storage area under the lid. The top storage area is 9"Wx23"Lx4" deep. I've already put all my various framing supplies in it. The small drawers are where I'm going to put my soft pastels. They are 9"Wx11"Lx1.5" deep. The large drawers I'm also going to use mainly for soft pastels. They are 9"Wx23"Lx2.25" deep. All the drawers are felt lined, which will probably hold the dust, but still be easy to vacuum out. All the hardware is brushed pewter. It also has very sturdy handles on the side. The best thing was the price, only $59.00 - which is quite a bit less then some of the metal units I looked at. So anyway, I'm glad I could share something with this wonderful community! It's another option for those that are still figuring out how to organize all those lovely sticks we keep buying. Hopefully a painting well be shared next.







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Old 01-04-2006, 11:59 PM
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Re: Pastel Storage - Beautiful, but practical

Only $59.00? WOW. Unfortunately we don't have Lowe's up here in Canada. I wonder if Home Depot would carry them. I just got a Craftsmen 6 drawer tool chest for my pastels. Now I'm just waiting to pick up some foam to line the drawers with first. I know it definitely cost more than 59.00 and I really don't like the metal. Thanx for posting this.
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Re: Pastel Storage - Beautiful, but practical

David, thanks! Looks like a great bargain.

I've asked the Mods to stack your photos so they aren't spread out across the page. It makes it hard to read! Next time when you upload push 'enter' to place each photo on it's own line. I also mentioned relocating this to Pastel Talk to the Mods. You may have done it yourself, but if not, all you have to do is click on the exclamation mark in the upper right hand corner of any post and report a problem like that.

Again, this box looks great for the price. Your photos are a big help too.

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Old 01-05-2006, 12:28 AM
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Re: Pastel Storage - Beautiful, but practical

Wow - I really LOVE that chest! Hope there are some still in stock this weekend. I'll be visiting Lowes for sure!
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Re: Pastel Storage - Beautiful, but practical

Thanks Deb - I knew I'd have a few technical problems with this!
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Old 01-05-2006, 02:48 AM
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Re: Pastel Storage - Beautiful, but practical

The price is what is really amazing - I found something just like it for $150.00. Take a look:
http://store.storefour.com/5drawoakches.html
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Old 01-05-2006, 10:37 AM
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Re: Pastel Storage - Beautiful, but practical

I think Mikki has one of these that she showed off a few months ago...it is a beautiful box. Makes me want to visit a Lowes next time I am south of the border.
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I want one!!!! And, lucky me, Lowes is only 10 miles away.
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Well no such luck. The Home Depot doesn't have them. Guess I'll have to be satisfied with my practical but oh so ugly metal one!
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Re: Pastel Storage - Beautiful, but practical

I don't mind the idea of a metal cabinet, but why are most of them RED????
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Re: Pastel Storage - Beautiful, but practical

David- I am DROOLING here over that tool box and the pictures are wonderful- I have some wooden pastel boxes, but the drawers are so thin they eat UP the pastels.... my husband would really think it wierd if I told him I had to get to Loews.... NOW..... I don't even know if we have one !!!

thanks so much for showing us your new toy- wonder where the heck I would put it????? wow....
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Old 01-05-2006, 05:26 PM
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Re: Pastel Storage - Beautiful, but practical

I've seen them in black and blue too....just about bought a nice blue one myself...and was going to spray some silver spray paint randomly over it and rub with a rag to give it a silver pattern and sheen but then found my trusty tackle box and that was that...

I wonder a wooden one could be found someplace like Home Hardware, Kathy....they often have unusual things....I wonder if they have a website.
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Sad...I looked at two local Lowes and there are NONE left! A gal at one remembered them; she said they sold out well before Xmas. Oh well...
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Re: Pastel Storage - Beautiful, but practical

DAVID- waaahhhoooo..... found a list of all the Lowes online that are in the area- KISSING YOUR FEET NOW FOR PROVIDING THE PRODUCT CODE... saved a TON of time and driving!!! Called a few first but- I got one!!!! Just walked in the door with it- it is so great- and would have cost $400. at an art supply place!!! It would also make a great jewelry box- far better than the ones they sell for that- but we all know we like pastels better than diamonds and gold... LOL And the drawers are tall enough not to eat the pastels!!! Between your find and your beautiful pictures

David- all of us girls will be screaming for you like we used to with the MONKEES (remember girls?) Daydream Believer and all that? Davey, Peter, Mickey..

Cori- wish you had been there- boy you would have gone NUTS.... new designs of tool boxes out the kazoo- there was this rolling vertical one....
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Awww Lindaaaaaaa...you're not spose ta tell me that kind of stuff....good thing I am far enough away from the US border to discourage a pilgrimage this weekend!
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