|New art cellar furniture! Flat file storage.|
I have been searching on eBay, Amazon, and art stores for flat file cabinets, but the new price was way out of my tiny artists' budget, and used files required a very large delivery fee or a day or two road trip to pick up.
BUT....On the way home form a vet convention last week, drove by a used office supply store, looked up the phone number and Edward, from Brooklyn, said they had one black flat file in stock at a VERY reasonable price.
The rest is somewhat of an I Love Lucy (remember Lucy and Ethyl?) or Laverne and Shirley episode...the drive into the city with the unsuspecting friend, bargaining with the dealer, counting out the cash down to the last penny, borrowing 5 dollars from that very good friend, (at least I didn't have to use the change from under the car seat), stuffing it into the back of the SUV, getting the kids to help get it out of the SUV, drawers falling out along the way..... a lot of giggling....I think you have the picture now!
BUT.....I just LOVE her, I named her Betty. Working on filling her up with wonderful paintings :)
Haha! You just had me laughing Maria! I love that show and totally just saw all this take place in my mind! I love Betty! She's great and I could totally use one too! And she will definitely hold all your wonderful paintings! JenReplyDelete
Lucky you, Betty is lovely, I too have been looking for a cabinet and all the delivery issues etc. are same. Not sure I would ever stumble upon one but who knows. She looks in lovely conditionReplyDelete
I love your Betty--I'd love to have one.. what a wonderful storage!, I love Lucy too. and I feel like her so much.. II too am giggling at your bringing it home. love ,DianaReplyDelete
Betty is beautiful! I would love to have something like that and am always looking- but, you are right, they are so expensive. My watercolors remain piled for now!ReplyDelete
This will probably post twice, so I apologize in advance! I wasn't signed in the first time I made my comment. Betty is beautiful- lucky find! I am always looking for a Betty, but like you said, this stuff is expensive for we starving artists.ReplyDelete
Nice find!! I had to laugh at the money side of things...I so grew up with that kind of scrabbling to make ends meet. Sounds like it was a fun day though (who doesn't love giggles?).ReplyDelete
Oh,I love stories like that! When you just happen across the very thing you've been looking for! And I love that you named it! I do that too!ReplyDelete