A couple of months ago I rescued an ugly-duckling kitchen cart from certain death. Mr. Wing-It’s mother was going to get rid of him because she had bought a new one to replace him. I have to admit that he used to be rather unattractive back then, but he was just a diamond in the rough waiting for someone to polish him… or sand him down. You’ve heard the story: Kitchen Cart meets girl, girl notices a certain je ne sais quoi about him, girl gives Kitchen Cart a makeover and they live happily ever after.
Exaggerated reenactment of the rescue:
Mr. Wing-It’s mother: I’ve had enough of your unsightly stains and crookedness! I’ve found a new Kitchen Cart, and he’s sturdy, and he’s taller, and he has doors and a drawer! You’re a disgrace! Go! Shoo!
Me: Noooo! *standing in front of Kitchen Cart*
Mr. Wing-It’s mother: Don’t try to defend him! He’s a squeaky piece of junk! He’s out of here! He’s firewood!
Me: No! Not firewood! I’ll take him! I’ll give him a home! I will love him, and hug him, and call him George!
Here is what Kitchen Cart looked like before the makeover. He had some very ugly stains and scratches on the surface, some of the boards were crooked, and until a few minutes before I took this picture he used to lean like the Tower of Pisa. Mr. Wing-It very skillfully tightened up some screws and made him nice and straight, but I forgot to take a picture before the tightening-upping.
That wood thing that looks like a house is a bread box that I made a while ago, but that’s a story for another time. Isn’t Kitchen Cart handsome now? He has cream colored legs and an olive green top and towel bar.
Now Kitchen Cart has a few crackly areas on his legs that give him lots of personality. He’s not just some bimbo kitchen cart with a perfect paint-job.
Well, what do you think? Isn’t this a happy ending? Would you like to see more furniture-makeovers or home-improvement posts in the future?
Well, I’m off to click around Chocolate Covered Katie’s blog to participate on her “Chocolate Covered Kindness” Page View Charity Drive. For every page-view on her blog, one of her favorite charities gets some cash. Just like that! I will probably look at her dirty pictures while I’m hanging out there. Maybe even check out that hot boyfriend of hers. It’s his suspenders that take the hotness to a whole new level!