cinderella cupboard complete

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cupboard complete!A little space in my entrance hall is aching for a cupboard. I carried a tape-measure in my pocket for 5 years, diligently measuring every small cupboard I encountered. Like Goldilocks uncovering non-conformity problems:

  • Too tall – block the hall window light
  • Too deep – block the kitchen door opening
  • Too wide – block the front door opening

I learned to see ‘wrong size’ at a distance, I stopped measuring and hope gradually dwindled. The space in my hall gradually attracted stacks of practical boxes. As I walked by them I thought ‘crazy box woman’ and sighed. I suspect I’m not alone in feeling a disproportionate pleasure from finding durable, functional, beautiful home storage solutions.

Then while off to buy some food I walked passed this in a shop window display.

It looked right. I got excited as I slipped out my tape-measure to check I wasn’t fantasizing. Yes! It fits just right. It’s sturdy, the colour compliments the room. Purchase made, delivery arranged. What I didn’t check was whether it was self assembly or not, but that’s another 4 hour story….

cinderella cupboard complete
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  1. Indigo Roth writes:

    It looks perfect Wendy. Sometimes patience and diligence gets the job done unexpectedly. Indigo

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    wendy writes

    Ta! the delight at the end result has certainly outweighed the wait and self-assembly annoyance. The unexpectedly long journey probably helps me appreciate it even more.

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  2. ExpatEgghead writes:

    Impatience… self assembly or loving carried in by a troupe of diligent elderly men with brown coats who carefully put it into place, occasionally producing a cloth from the pocket to give it a last wipe to remove any speck of dust or handprints, carefully checking the swing of the doors, tut-tutting , digging out a screwdriver to make that last careful adjustment. Teas and biscuits later, they depart leaving you with a warm glow.

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    wendy writes

    Oh yes, thst’s what I wanted, even got some Jaffa cakes in ready…

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  3. Ms Quotes writes:

    And now I am the only crazy box woman left alive….
    Qx

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  4. wendy writes:

    I’ve saved the boxes especially for you…

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