I am pretty sure this will be the post that will either make you say that I am completely, totally insane, or that I am occassionally clever. LOL And I won't be offended if you choose insane.
When I saw this sitting under a table at the flea market this weekend I only noticed the perfect green paint and the screen on the front. I assumed it was some sort of pie safe, and when the man said it was $5, I ponied up the cash without even looking at the thing twice. And then he told me it was an old bird cage.
Oy. What on earth had I done? What about the visions of filling it with my tablecloths so I can see some of them? (Other than the one on the kitchen table, they are all currently in drawers, unlike the quilts and aprons, which I can see and admire every day).
It only got worse when I got it home and saw the filthy god awful mess it was inside. You wouldn't even know there was glass on the right side in that first picture would you?
Ah well. It was sunny and I had nothing better to do, so I spent a good 2 hours cleaning and sanitizing the thing. We retacked the screen down, took the pieces of wood off the top and bottom where they had been desperately trying to keep the bird from chewing it's way out, switched out the handle and I brought it inside.
I moved this darn thing all over the house. Things always seem smaller at the flea market, don't they? I finally found the perfect spot for it in the kitchen, filled it up with tablecloths, and I have to tell you that I love it.
Is it weird? Well, maybe only if you know it was a bird cage...
You can't get stories like that at Wal-mart you know. :-)
And because I like to keep track of these things, this was the scene at our house yesterday. So much for that basking in the sun thing.
But snow angels are fun too!