Do you ever read the "what is it and what is it worth" in Country Living and other publications? That segment and the one on houses for sale are usually my favorites. I didn't think this piece I picked up at a resale shop last week would come under "what is it"...I already know it's value isn't worth crowing about but upon closer inspection the what is it became clear.
I'm not sure where it will end up but I knew I had to have it, as it reminded me of a piece my daughter-inlaw has. It rolled around in the back of my SUV for a week before I brought it is the house. I was cleaning it up a little when it hit me...this is a cheese box with legs! Do you see it???
The bottom shelf is the box that a large cheese round comes and the top shelf is the box lid. It looks like someone shaped the legs out of 1x2 and screwed them to the inside of the box. How simple is that? It doesn't look manufactured but who knows.
Rather than doing something productive around the house I kept looking at the simple construction of this piece and thought (I try not to think too often because at my age I'm not sure how many "thoughts" I can spare) that you could use this same construction method with a hat box. You know the ones you see at TJMaxx all the time. One would have to beef up the construction a little because the TJ's are made from cardboard and this one is from wood but the principal construction would be the same. I'd like to say...and here is what my hat box idea looks like but with most of my hours spent at the hospital that just isn't happening right now.
I walked around the house looking for the right venue for this piece. I stopped first in a guest room and did the most obvious...I plopped a faux fern on the top piece.
Next stop was my bathroom.
Then as I was bringing the piece back to the main floor I stopped on the stair landing for one more idea.
The piece is currently on the porch waiting for spring to arrive here in Michigan. I think this piece may be used as a server on the porch for summer to hold plates and glassware.
On another note...I would like to thank all who have asked about my husband. He is progressing after a series of life threatening events and we hope to have him home by June. Thank you again for your prayers and notes of concern.