Friday, August 31, 2012

Light Bulb Moment

Ever have one of those moments when you think of something from your past, and a light bulb goes off?

Well, I had one of those a few weeks ago.
You caught a glimpse of this in a previous post, but I wanted to share the thought process with you! 
Now you all know how I love to re-purpose, and the older, and more sentimental, the better. 
I am ALMOST done with my kitchen re-do, and needed a space-saving storage solution that was a little retro.  Then it hit me! 
A 50's kitchen cart! 
They come in all different Shapes...


And Sizes...

My Mother-in-Law and my Grandmother had one.
Both had kitchens much like this-
Simple, functional and not much storage.
Anything you could find to stash a mixer or cookbooks was used.  I even remember my Grandmother using hers for cereal boxes and her bread box.  Wow, those memories flood back so easily. 
I got on E-bay and nosed around and came up with this little hummer...
I liked the traditional shape, the shabbiness of the shelves (some rusty areas) and the fact that it was already green! My new kitchen is accented with Apple Green, so is that the new Avocado? 
Here it is after I loaded it up!
you can see in this shot the shabby rusted area on the lower shelf  along with some chips and dents on the other shelves.
To me that gives it soul, and tells a story of it's function and use 60 years ago.  Let me know if you have any childhood memories that lead you down the path of re-purposing. I'll think of those two lovely ladies in my life who influenced me to purchase one, with a great fondness.

Time to Fly!

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