I’m kind of embarrassed to admit something to you.
But, let’s face it, I’ve never let that stop me before!
I got my travel immunizations yesterday…all six of them.
This morning I’m feeling a little puny and headachy,
but I’m not sure if it’s from the shots,
or from that fact that I stayed up far, far, far too late watching Downton Abbey online.
Let’s just say I fell asleep during the last episode of season 2.
All that to say this,
do you notice the background details when you watch something?
In Downton Abbey, I notice things like the copper pots and the Mason Cash mixing bowls in the kitchen,
the stunning table settings,
the flower arrangements
and the wooden caddies that hold the silverware,
or the wooden tool boxes in the garage in the scenes where Sybil is meeting with her beloved chauffer.
(Did you notice my smooth transition to the topic of wooden boxes?)
It’s not as if I don’t already have a few wooden caddies and tool boxes…
I have this one,
and this one,
and this one,
and this one.
But when I saw this one
it came home with me and got a little makeover.
First, a good cleaning up,
then a bit of sanding,
then a quick brush of gray paint,
and then some white paint here and there,
some more sanding,
until I had achieved an old and layered with paint look,
with small touches of the original blue and pink peeking through here and there.
I then used some furniture paste wax to finish it up.
I’m afraid I might have crossed over the line and become a bit obsessive in my love
for both Downton Abbey and old wooden boxes.