September 6, 2012
When I was younger I asked for a "shakey" - and I got one for Christmas - the small, plastic kind with a Christmas tree in it. I'm not sure my parents thought I was serious. But they came around. I still get some from them. And Trevor does good to get me one every year to feed my craziness.
What was my present for graduation from my parents? A curio cabinet - completely normal, right? To house all my shakeys. It was bought from a real furniture store, so I never thought to do anything to it. You know, if I had bought the same thing for $20 at a thrift store, I would have redone it right then. But when you know something was bought for real, it seems off-limits. But, it's been 15 years, so I thought I could tackle it now. I have another one that my mom bought me at a yard sale when my collection overflowed the first one (it's the same look that my grandma has to house her owl collection from before owls were in - I'm cool like that). They aren't the same finish.
When I realized that I would have to unload the cabinets to move them away from the wall to paint my living room, I thought, I should just paint these while I'm at it - and so I did. I wish I had taken more pictures, but I just got too excited to get it done. Here's the before, in my garage, ready to paint:
Check out how they look now - - so fun!! I don't know why I didn't do this years ago. I love how hip and happenin' they are - if a curio cabinet can be cool, they are it.
So let's hear it - - anyone out there collect anything odd? Am I the only one?
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