Monday, July 13, 2015

Back in the saddle again - the primitive little kitchen cabinet

 I used up all the seat in my 2nd-hand recliner within weeks. I was sitting on springs. Okay, so that's why it was for sale on Craigslist. I get that. The hunt began for used-recliner-number-two. I never thought of myself as a recliner girl but having to elevate both legs changed all that. My feet and ankles would look like Fred Flintstone feet. 

I set myself up on the sofa with pillows, cold packs, remote, iPad and waited for the swelling to go down. Then I couldn't get up. There wasn't room to prop myself up on my elbows. I couldn't swing my legs over because my broke femur caused too much agony. My walker was out of reach. And while I was wearing a Life Alert, I didn't want to call and say I was laying on the couch and couldn't get up. Seriously.

Suddenly I was Recliner Girl and on the prowl for #2.


With a friend, I went to look at this little cutie. (No overstuffed, over-big recliners for me. It had to be CUTE!)

We went to look at this (dark areas are wet from test cleaning):

And wound up looking at this as well:

My motto is: Ask if there is anything else they might consider selling. 


The little cupboard was up in the seller's garage attic. I couldn't go up there because of my walker but my girlfriend did and she took pictures. I asked them to bring it down for me. Want want want.

The baby-boy-blue was bad enough but someone had put wallpaper on all the panels and someone else had tried to tear it off. The old, exposed glue attracted dirt and bug parts and was kinda disgusting.

Dawn and hot water took off the wallpaper and glue. Clorox cleaner took off the rest of the dirt, and sanders smoothed it all out.




The cupboard has already sold!.

And the recliner got a new home:


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  1. This cabinet needed you. It's beautiful. I'm also glad you found a new recliner.

  2. Love the cabinet. Glad they are making stylish recliners. Hope you heal soon Daena!

  3. The cupboard is really cool! Oh, nice cat too!

  4. I actually love this recliner! My ancle hase same one!

  5. Love the color of the cabinet and love seeing the kitty enjoying the picture also
    I have a cabinet I want to start painting this weekend

  6. Such a great cabinet! Thank you for sharing! You are one of the features from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's bash! Hope to see you again! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  7. Hi Daena! The Weekly Feature Series is live! You are one of the 25 Amazing Features from the Week. Here's the link to check it out. Have a lovely Sunday! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  8. You did a beautiful restoration job!
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