Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Hiding the Clutter
Who likes looking at clutter? It overwhelms me and I can't seem to get work done! So, part of my office redo hides it all. I re-purposed a former lingerie chest into a "file cabinet." Seven drawers hold my bills, envelopes, invoices, tax documents, weight scale, packing tape and shipping labels. I painted the chest shabby pink, covered the glass to hide my clutter (card stock taped on the inside) and added oval glass knobs.
The chest was a Valentine's Day gift from my husband several years ago. I recall that day vividly and so does my husband. That evening we were shopping for something special. Shopping with my husband was part of the gift! The minute I saw the tall piece, I loved it. We waited quite some time to have the large box loaded into our car. When we returned home we noticed the chest was damaged. My loving husband agreed to return it the same evening. After all, it was Valentine's Day! We drove back to the store and loaded another large box into our car. Quite a romantic evening!
I was told by the furniture salesman that in the Victorian Era, ladies of means had lingerie chests which typically had 7 drawers holding undergarments for each day of the week! Historical trivia or a sales pitch? Hmmmm. What I do know is that 7 drawers holding office supplies is more practical than holding a week's worth of underwear!
More to come! I'm going slow and steady. . . .