File Drawers - Unexpected Beauty

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Don't you just love it when you walk into a barn, in the middle of nowhere, that you happen upon by accident, and you find FABULOUS file drawers?

The kind that are dark and have that time-worn patina that comes from age and softly rounded corners that come from years of use.

The type of file drawers with label holders that are made of actual brass with finger pulls that aren't quite square. The ones that have ledger paper tags still in them.

I love them too. I've always wanted to own a set, but the prices were always just a little out of my reach.  So, you can imagine my excitement when I wandered into a barn, with my friend Ann, back in May.

There they were, up against a wall, no one seemed to have seen them.. I stood there for a moment, considering my luck.

I quickly asked the man sitting in the chair, "How much?" He said ,"Ten Bucks."

My heart was pounding. I grabbed them and handed him the money before someone else spotted them.

I was so excited! I took them home. I knew immediately what I was going to do with them:  they were destined for my studio!

Yep, this is them, my FABULOUS "vintage" file drawers! They were shrink wrapped in bad plastic and had an IKEA label. The hardware, however, actually is vintage, purchased from my friend Bob, at Boberosa Barnworks.

Sometimes it's good to have a vivid imagination.

Because you really can "Find Unexpected Beauty In Ordinary Places".  

Like a barn.

Wrapped in plastic.

Originally from Ikea.



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