On the way to the thrift, our low tire pressure light came on, so we stopped for some air. While The Bean was airing up the tire, I decided to check Instagram because I AM ADDICTED. I scrolled down a couple of posts and saw that Lara was posting photos from the thrift. I texted if she was still there and she was - I texted her that I would be there in five minutes. When I walked up to her, she was just sending a text to me that said, "HAHAHAHAHAHAHA" because she thought I was kidding!
She had posted a photo of this old hardware cabinet.
It had a wonderful old turquoise formica top on it, all those graduated cubbies and the nine drawers. Well, make that eight drawers and one hole. Lara loved it and debated it, but ended up leaving without it. I went out to look at it some more and decided that I might buy it. I looked it over and decided I NEEDED it, so I went in a paid for it. It is huge, very heavy and has a ton of character. Most of the drawers are divided into sections inside and have different hardware labels like "screws" and "fittings". The cubby on the far left is only about six inches deep and the cubby on the right is about 18" deep.
After I paid for it and made arrangements with The Breadman to pick it up in a couple of hours - I had HUGE, HUGE pangs of guilt for buying it. Lara had left to feed the kids, but had come back in just as I was leaving. As I drove down the road I thought, what if she came back for the cabinet and here I went and BOUGHT it out from under her. Shoot, I finally get a friend and I BLOW IT. I texted her and she SWEARS that she had passed on it. She SWEARS that she is happy that I bought it. Still, I feel a big guilty.
Having said that.......
Don't you just love it? It's all chippy and worn in just the right places for years and years of use. It needs a good cleaning - but not TOO much of a cleaning. I rearranged the drawers so that the empty spot is in the middle of the middle row, so it is all symmetrical. I'm going to find either a basket or an old box to put in there so it will be useful too. Won't it be great for USPS boxes, bubble wrap, packing supplies and craft supplies?
Oh, I almost forgot - it was $20.00! What a deal!
*Thank you and I am sorry Lara!*
**I even stole this photo from her Instagram!**