Monday, July 23, 2018

The Green Cubbie In The Green House

I told you all about the wasps and hornets in my last post. 

I never showed you my cute green cubbie. I saw two of them for the first time when my brother and I were out junking in July of 2016.

I couldn't get them out of my mind. 
They were in rough shape. 

I'm not much of a barterer but last June I decided to see if he would take less for one since they had been there for a year. 

He let me have one for $100.00. I used part of my end of year teaching bonus. 
Do you buy junk with bonus money? 

The cubbie was a mess. 

It looked like it had been used in an old hardware store. 
The antique dealer would go up north and fill up trailers with stuff he'd found in barns.
I don't think he does it now because the little municipality won't let him have junk in parking lot at the produce shop anymore. 

 It's a shame because it was the only place to get actual farmhouse finds. 

I even wrote to the city council members about it. I explained that the corner gave the produce store added charm. It made the little township unique.
All five of the city council members took the time to write back to me. Some agreed that it added charm and distinction to the corner. A few of them thought it was an eyesore. Boo. 
Junk is in the eyes of the beholder, I guess.

I was happy to pick up this shelf since this may been the last of the barn finds. 

People ask me why I have the number 23 sprinkled here and there. It is our anniversary date. 
I don't believe in lucky numbers but I was blessed to marry my husband on the 23rd of April. 

I left this piece rusty and worn.

It is darling!

It's perfect in our green house.

Thanks for having a look.
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  1. You have always heard beauty is in the eye of the beholder.I see lots things around my house I love and people ask why I even have it LOL
    This isn't beautiful however I can see why you love it , it's so useful and charming in it's country barn way. Perfect for your use

  2. I love the green chippy cubbies. I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder. You know me I love junk, chippy and history to old pieces like this so I get it. Boo on the people that do not!
    Have a great new week.

  3. I love your cubby, Katie! I think it's a piece of beauty!

  4. The green cubby is perfection! What a wonderful spot to store tools, gloves, all those little things you need but are either awkward in shape or would take up valuable counter space to store. Good for you -- I'm glad you were persistent!

  5. I love your cubby - in fact I love any piece with multiple drawers or openings. I too am a big fan of April 23 - my youngest, my daughter, was born on that day.