sitting pristinely atop the pile of junk...was this beautiful old drawer!
isn't it GORGEOUS?????
i almost left it there. almost.
i thought about what a mess our house is...and will be for a long, long time.
i thought...i don't need to add to the pile of STUFF in our home.
i seriously thought about the bugs in the pile of junk that were waiting to attack me as soon as i grabbed for the drawer.
but, then i glanced back over my shoulder at it...
...and i walked home holding K in one hand
and an old wooden drawer in the other.
i have only a very rough idea of what i want to do with it. i immediately thought about putting casters on it - a drawer on wheels! it could be a fun roll-around bin for K's cars...he'd be able to drag it to wherever he wants to play.
...or i could roll around potted plants to keep them in the sun throughout the day.
or i could forgo the wheels altogether and hang it as a pseudo-shelf-slash-shadowbox!
we could use it for incoming mail or to corral magazines...
i could have used it as my rainboot tray...
except i already painted one of our baking pans red.
ooh! it could sit next to the rainboot tray and be my handbag drop-spot!
OR K could use it upside-down as a step to reach the faucet when he washes his hands.
we could attach legs underneath and and transform it into a fun little side table!
we could use it as firewood!
i wish i looked through that pile of junk more
carefully to see if there were any other old drawers.
i thought about spraypainting the handle gold...but i kind of like it the way it is. mismatched screw and all.
i also considered painting the inside.
just an old drawer on the outside.
POW! COBALT BLUE ON THE INSIDE!
whatever i do, i think i want to leave the outside as is -- although i do plan to seal it in case there's anything nasty (bugs!) or toxic (chemicals!) on or in it.
love love love love love!