There would be little money for new furniture.
I had more exciting things to spend my dollars on...
Like an upstairs toilet...yes really, I kid you not.
Some would say it was outdoor...I prefer to say downstairs.
It sounds more classy, purposeful and if you really stretch the imagination, like a line from Downton Abbey, "Cora, if you don't mind, I'll visit the downstairs".
I'm picky. I don't like pine furniture, pine is fine... if you are a tree. Melamine, white glossy, modern........mm not for me.
I shopped this 'sideboard' from my local dump. It's solid, huge and heavy...
Mum, I realise you have a seniors card now (because the government sent it to you, not because you want/need one, just to be clear!) but thank you for helping me move it...twice.
Thanks to a new computer/phone and poor data backup on my part....I have no before photos...bad, bad, bad, it's called an external hard drive Sarah....do it!
We've talked, she knows its true.
I still stopped, looked, circled, ignored eye rolling from the other present party and hefted it onto the back of the vehicle.
a little grunting, whinging and swearing and furtive glances for tip patrollers.
Keeping it real!
After removing layers of tin from the top, 20+ screws, hooks and nails.........happily none of which kept her together!
Vigorous applications of degreaser and when that didn't work various home made concoctions which I will be sure to patent soon.
A light sanding and paint............lots and lots of paint.
She became my favourite piece of furniture.
She is a resting place for all my bits and pieces........
The cats observation/cleaning deck...
A place for books and magazines...
Yes I have a magazine problem...
It's really too big to be a sideboard but it won't fit through a door way to another room.....
So it's settled, she's staying put.
And I like it.
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