I had a dream involving kitchen sinksPosted: July 2, 2014
Luray and I had this awesome idea of turning a vintage sink and counter top into a checkout area for our booth at The Vintage Bazaar. (Okay, I confess it was my idea, but I sold her on it in, like, no time at all.)
You know, “we sell everything including the kitchen sink.” Except the sink would be for display, not for sale. So we really couldn’t use that saying, could we?
Moving right along…
Right after I came up with this fantastic plan I found the perfect donor-cabinet candidate on Craisglist. For free! FREE! And it was RED. I adore red! Obviously the planets and stars had come into perfect alignment. How could I pass up a deal like that?
The cabinet even looked just like I imagined. Drawers to stash our cash box and tools. A couple of cabinet doors. Lots of space to stow all our stuff underneath.
Doesn’t this look loaded with fabulous potential? Of course it does! ManRay would probably not think so, and start pointing out practical and logistical reasons why it would be a crummy idea to drive four hours round trip to cram a hulking, heavy piece of discarded kitchen cabinetry into the back of my Honda so we could use it four days a year at the Vintage Bazaar, but he would cave. Because he loves me and is immune to my bouts of
madness outstanding creativity.
Luray loved it! So, game on!
We soon took off on a string of possible modifications that would make the whole thing portable and lighter. See, we are rational creatures, after all. We came up with a way to dismantle it to use the top.
And a way to reuse the front of the cabinet, too.
We texted and modified and texted and modified some more. (You really don’t want to see it all.) My phone battery was on the verge of running out when I finally got a reply from the seller.
Seriously? Why would anyone leave the ad up if the piece was gone? Do they enjoy trolling? Seeing how many people they can torment?
Oh, and they just couldn’t leave well enough alone. Oh, no. They added some more salt to the wound:
Talk about a rude awakening! Thanks a lot for blowing up my great daydream, Craigslist person. And no, I don’t want a really nice “pedelsal” porcelain sink.
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