Ladies, a warning: If you go shopping with your husband you might come home with something you hadn’t planned on.
Honestly, I do like it but it’s not what I had in mind to put in this little corner by the door and I’m not sure it really goes with our kitchen. A miniature London phone booth seems more like a funky city thing. But our kitchen is already somewhat “eclectic” (I think that’s Latin for “nothing in the room really goes together”) so I guess it will be okay.
Yesterday we went to Garden Ridge to buy a couple of lampshades for my mother and I looked at the small furniture items. I had two options in mind for this little corner. One was to put nothing there. The broom closet that used to be there came to within inches of the door and it always felt like it was in the way so I was happy about that foot and a half of empty space and was sort of inclined to leave it empty. My other idea was to put one of those tall thin plant stands there and find a small basket with a lid or maybe one or two of those fake books that are actually boxes you can hide stuff in. If I didn’t find anything I liked at Garden Ridge I was going to start looking in the antique shops, of which there are literally hundreds in the area.
There were several things I thought would work okay but nothing I was really excited about. So I was thinking I would look through some antique shops this week but we saw the little phone booth and I thought it was kinda cute and the husband just had to have it. So now we have a little red phone booth by our back door. It’s about 30 inches tall and has shelves inside. I’m not sure what to put in it. Things will probably find their way into it and they won’t necessarily be things I want to show off behind glass doors. Maybe I could get some of those fake books to put in it.
(As you can see, we’re not quite finished yet. We haven’t put in all the baseboard yet and we need to sand and paint the back door but it might be a long time before we get around to that.)