Happy Monday! How was everyone’s weekend? I hope it wasn’t as busy as ours. We did a lot projects for other people over the past few days. Three hair makeovers. This went well although I feel carpal tunnel may be in our future.
We attempted to hang a drape in the most shallow wall ever. Fail. Lastly, we pinned thousands of feathers to a corset in an attempt to replicate a peacock. I hope my cousin wins her Halloween costume contest at work because she definitely looks like a giant peacock, a cute one though.
Anyway don’t you all feel bad for us because we did score a beautiful sideboard for under $100 at our local Goodwill. It is over six feet so it couldn’t fit in our little Hyundai Elantra. We had to rent a U-haul just to take it across the street. Doesn’t that suck? Even the U-haul worker felt sorry for us. No discount from him though. But honestly, renting the U-haul was the easiest part. Getting it from the truck to our apartment was not. Let’s just say it was good thing that this item is getting a makeover.
Kah and I were flat out disrespectful to this beautiful sideboard. First, we dragged it off the truck, scratching up the finish while doing so. Then we stood it up in the parking lot of our apartment complex while we bent over gasping for air. Did I already mention that the sideboard is 85 lbs and is over 6 ft? Well how about that Kah and I are only 5’3” tall and weigh about 130. Talk about a struggle!
Afterwards, we lifted the sideboard about an inch off the ground because we aren’t that strong and backpedaled to the curb. Then, Kah and I fought about which way to carry the sideboard. Around the back or through the front door. Kah was for Team Around the Back. I said absolutely not. She called me an idiot because I was screaming about my fingers burning. I called her a dummy because she kept telling me to use my twin power for strength…blank stare. Either way I won. We flipped the sideboard over, top facing the ground, and pushed it through the wet muddy grass to the front door of our apartment. This is how it looks once through the door.
We pushed it down the steps and of course it got stuck at the entrance so we had to do some maneuvering…sigh. But it worked! Yay. Here as an update.
You can see it going through our apartment door. And you can see Breeze wondering what the hell we are bringing in the house. He looks so small next to this thing doesn’t he?
So we burned 200 calories and gained maybe 2 ounces of muscle but it was totally worth it. Here is how the sideboard looks in our hallway…
We plan to paint it gray, Wet Pavement by Benjamin Moore to be exact. That is our new favorite furniture color if you guys haven’t noticed. Also, we do not want to shrink the hallway so subtle and gray is the way to go. What do you guys think?