Tuesday, April 12, 2011

What Would You Do???

Look what I found!!  About a month ago, I was at a meeting, we had a better than expected turn out so I went into the storage area to get chairs.  Sitting alone in a corner was this beauty! Minus the Cat ~ who will not get off!  I was giddy, I looked it all over (quickly) I was supposed to be getting chairs, and resolved to call the Facility Manager and ask if they were throwing him out.  I decided it has to be a "guy" he weighs a ton and is SOLID wood.

Next morning I promptly called to speak with the Manager - let's condense the next month to phone calls about every other day, leaving messages, you get the idea. 

Well, last night was the meeting again, in the middle of the meeting I get a note from the Building Manager!  I can HAVE the cubbies, they were throwing them out, but if I want the old junkie thing I can have it.  Meeting adjourned!!  (Not really) but 2 long hours later I convinced two gentlemen to load him into my truck and I went straight home.  My husband was not so thrilled with my find.  I believe his exact words were "you've got to be kidding me??!!" NOPE!!  Thank you Ms Funky Junk, I see the beauty in this ole guy!

What would you do with him??  The possibilities are endless and swirling in my head.  In my closet for shoes, NO!!! I will not hide the yummi~ness in the closet.  In the pantry for staples???  Hmmmmm . . . Don't you love all my "helpers"  I literally was screaming at the Shepherd to "sit and stay" so I could take pictures, they love the flash!

Maybe I'll put him under here for more storage in the Kitchen
He will need a little TLC, a really good cleaning out and washing; then some sanding and painting; since his previous life was spent as a shoe rack in a bowling alley.

What would you do with him???  I'm open to suggestions!

And, as always . . . thanks so much for stopping by for a visit.  I cherish the company!



  1. SCORE! Love that Cubby, it would look Perfect on top of a Dresser or Desk, of course after the TLC & Painting.... Can't wait to see what you decide to do with that Treasure~

  2. Love that cubby!! What a fantastic piece! I don't know the size- but I would use baskets or something maybe and underneath a table or on top of a table- just so charming no matter what! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

  3. It would be wonderful to use it for a great collection. So many possibilities! Thanks for visiting me at Brambly-I'm always happy to meet a "neighbor" blogger.Have a wonderful weekend!


  4. I was looking at The Red Sheds blog yesterday and came across this post and when I saw the cubby I thought of you. Can't wait to see what you do with it and where you put it. http://redshedantiques.blogspot.com/2009/04/shabby-chic-paris-apartment-cottage.html

    Peace, Love & Decorate

  5. LeRae, the cubby cabinet is a treasure. I found an old mail sorting cubby years back and ultimately I hung it on a wall in my kitchen. It took some ambition, the location of the wall studs and some lag bolts but I love it. You would not believe the amount of dishes and trinkets you can display in it, and in a way that doesn't scream overcluttered. Yours would make an awesome dish and chatzki display case.

  6. I love that cubby! What a great find! I agree with Cheryl that it would look so good hung on a wall in kitchen for extra storage and to display pretty things.