Pretty awful, huh? I would never show this except in this circumstance, believe me!
Well, somewhere I saw a makeover of an old Library catalog and I was in love! What a perfect kind of cabinet for a bunch of my little stuff that was scattered all over the kitchen and family room. I had to get me one of those! So I searched. It wasn't even difficult to find several different sizes, Unfortunately, the reality was that the multi-drawer units were too big for the space, the smaller ones weren't as useful. The ones that needed re-doing were still pretty expensive and the ones that had already been re-done cost waaay more than I wanted to spend anyway. Okay, no Library catalog. On to Plan B!
At this point the Big Guy began to search on-line and for a few weeks, each evening he was home, I would occasionally hear "How about this one?" coming from the family room while Mikey scoured the Internet. I began to despair and tried to come up with Plan C.
I should have had more faith. My guy came through (he has lots of persistence!), On my birthday I received the perfect thing.
Well, it was almost the perfect thing. Very, very close, but it was a muddy, baby poop color that just wasn't very attractive. And to top that off, one of the rear corners had been broken in transit. I was so disappointed at first. But the Big Guy came to the rescue again! He contacted the artisan who made it and she agreed to replace it with an unbroken one and she even offered to paint the replacement to the color of our choice! Oh Happy Day! Don't you just love responsible merchants??
So we sent Mr. Muddy back and after a bit, we got the new one that was just exactly right! It was yellow! (I know it doesn't look much different in the photos, but it is!) I was so excited. After shopping the house, this is the display I came up with: What do you think?
Here is the AFTER:
|The little bronzed-baby shoes were worn by both me and my sister, just 12 years apart!|
|This is a poem M-t-G wrote for her Poppa in 2008 for Father's Day.|
(She was 7 years old.)