Is it me you're looking for?
That's a song.
It's the first thing that crossed my mind after I typed Hello!
I couldn't resist writing it down.
Back to business . . .
Do you remember my newly painted cabinet?
Remember how I wasn't happy with any of the styling options?
And I said I had some things in mind?
One of the things wrong with this styling was that I let a friend talk me in to moving it to another location in the room.
The next thing wrong was that hiding behind that mirror is our thermostat.
To use the thermostat you had to lean the mirror forward and try to make your adjustments.
Why do I need to make adjustments in the thermostat you ask?
Well because we set the timers 10 years ago.
Back when we both were working outside the home.
And although we have been working from home for 4 years now . . .
wait for it . . .
we haven't reset it.
So when we need heat during the day because it's 0 degrees outside and 58 degrees inside, we have to turn the thermostat up.
Mr. Quirky didn't like having to lean the mirror forward and try to see behind it.
And I didn't like where the cabinet was.
So I moved it back.
Because I finished my first guess at what would be the solution for re-staging this cabinet.
What do you think?
This shelf/hutch thingy was originally a hutch that sat on top of a 60s faux French Provincial dresser for a little girls room.
A friend had it and the dresser, gave the shelf to another friend, who in turn gave it to me.
I kept it in the garage for a bit.
I thought that with a few adjustments that it might make a good shelf for my small collection of ironstone pitchers.
This is what I did.
Then I painted the body white - with Pure & Original White, and painted the back black - with Pure & Original Black.
Then I hung it on the wall with a french cleat.
If you have never used a french cleat check out the link. It is by far the best way to hang heavy objects. They come with weight capacities. So if you buy one be sure that it is the correct size.
I did a little chalk art on the back to imitate the cabinet a bit.
I like it.
The shelf is too narrow for the space.
The proportion is off.
It's to wide to hang off-center and too narrow to look right centered.
It's also a little too deep.
The overhang is almost half-way. If I had a higher ceiling and could hang it higher that might work, but I need a little more room on the cabinet because it gets used as a buffet at times.
The sides also block the view a little bit, which I can get used to if I have to.
But . . .
I have one more thing I'm going to try.
I'll finish it soon.
Then you can vote.