No we don’t have an anniversary coming up, it was just one of those rare evenings when the Mr. was really thinking about us. I’m thinking it may have had something to do with him spending the day in my world. You see, the Mr. had yesterday off and indulged me in yet another day of hunting. I have a birthday coming up very soon and have requested that I would like a new china cabinet. Now when I say new what I really mean is new to me! We simply cannot afford a new china cabinet right now and I have never really even wanted one until recently. I proposed if I could find an old china hutch that I could fix up it would be fit the bill perfectly.
The Mr. being the great friend that he is loved this idea too, especially when I found one that I thought I loved on Craigs list that was dirt cheap. Let me back track a few weeks here first. Several weekends ago, we drove all the way to Rock Hill with our trailer in tow to pick up what I thought was going to be the deal of the century! It was so not what they pictured or described and turned out to be junk! It took me less then 5 minutes to look at it and say, I am sorry this is not what I had envisioned and we were back in the car on our way home. LOL! The Mr. being the sweet man he is was quite relieved. After we left, He said, “I was going to let you buy it but there was no way that thing was coming into our house after we got home”. LOL! Needless to say, we laughed the whole way home!
Let’s move forward to yesterday. He surprised me again by asking me did I want to go take a look at another china cabinet I told him I had found in an antique store that I thought I wanted. Oh yes! I was so excited. I really thought this was the one. It was big and could be quite the beauty after redoing it, and was priced really wonderfully! So, off we went to the musty old dusty antique store, together. Have I mentioned before that antique stores and thrift stores are not my husbands thing? Well, they aren’t, but for me, he’s willing to go the extra mile.
Here it is! Here’s the cabinet I was pretty excited about. It’s big, it measures 5’7″ wide. and 6’9″ tall. I have the space for it, that’s not a problem. Unfortunately, that excitement faded when the Mr. spotted a strip of veneer cracked off the side towards the back on the left. I still think it would not show where I plan to place it and if I’m painting it I may be able to do some cosmetic work to that area too. He’s not sold and I’m not nearly as sold on it as I was after a second look.
I fell in love with these doors. They have beveled glass in each triangle and are puttied in the back. However the putty is very old and is flaking off inside. The Mr. thinks this will be very troublesome to fix.
I loved the side area and those ugly curtains would be torn off right away! Another thing that has me leery is that it has a veneer finish that would be hard to paint. I’m not familiar with painting on veneer. It’s not that cheap plastic type of veneer, but it’s still veneer. I don’t know!
I also loved how much drawer and cabinet space this had below and that it is up on legs. All the cabinet have a lock and there is a key, the Mr. thinks I will end up not liking that. Strange thing was I could not get the 2nd to last drawer open to inspect it and we were too afraid to pull it hard because of the glass doors up top. Not to mention I had no space to really check it out good in this crammed up antique shop. What’s in that drawer anyway? Pretty scary!
Here is another cabinet I had also spotted in the same store but did not like as much and saw lots of work to be done on it. The Mr.liked this one better even with all the work to be done. Go figure!
This one is only 4’7″ wide and 6’6″ tall. I didn’t like that it didn’t have a lot of space and would need new shelves. They must have been glass and broke, but I would want wooden shelves. Also not overly crazy about the mirrored background. And would need to replace the cracked glass on the front left. Then I still would want to repaint the whole thing!
This wonderful piece of work is only $89.99! I don’t know! Looks like an old dresser to me.
I don’t know why this picture turned out so yellow but thought you’d like to see the bottom of it anyway.
Neither of these is actually anything close to what I really want! If money were no object this is what I would prefer.
Now this is what I truly love. This is from Hooker furniture is part of the Summerglen collection. Only this is way out of reach at 3,000.00 plus dollars. But, isn’t it just wonderful! Well, I guess it looks like I am still looking for now. I am so thankful for a husband who indulges and endures with me.
Now getting back to the original point, about we truly like each other. You see, because he likes me he joins in on my adventures and I join in on his.
Here we are after last Saturdays, “Around the Islands” race. I am not one to enjoy a race because they can be too intense. This was a race by our cruising fleet which was very unofficial. It is much more my style. My husband just adores sailing! He is not what I would call a hard core sailor but he is a very enthusiastic sailor.
Yes, that’s me with my feet propped up as usual! Would you believe there are times I am soo not this relaxed on the boat, sailing? Many, many, many times! But, I love spending time with my husband and these moments when I can sit back and just enjoy our time together.
I hope you see where all I was going with this very long winded and side tracked post! How have we done it? Of course we have love, but we also really ” like” each other too!
I’m sharing this post today for Inspiration Friday. I know most of you may not need to hear this but just in case there is someone out there that needs to remember this or needs to hear it, there it is!
And for the rest of you, I would love any and all advice on where to find a good deal on a new to me china cabinet/hutch, whatever. Or do you still like the first one I showed you? Hmm??
Have a great weekend Yall!