Two items that I'm looking to replace after the flood are a filing cabinet and a rolling microwave cart. The microwave cart was actually used as a make-shift printer holder from my college days. The filing cabinet was stored in the basement due to its lack of.... aesthetic appeal. That meant I hardly ever used it, and my filing got way behind.
Right now, I am in need of both a place to store the printer and a place to keep my files. I don't have to buy exactly the same as what was damaged, but I kind of sort of have to show how they are related. And, I'm trying to stay within the amount that insurance is willing to pay.
I've been looking for a cupboard of sorts that would be big enough to hold a printer or upright files. I wanted it for the window nook in the library, so it had to be a specific height and size. I haven't been having a lot of luck. Anything that fits the criteria tends to be out of my budget.
I found this today. It's too small to hold upright files, and much too small for the printer; but I think it looks pretty good.
It squeaked in at at just below the amount that I had budgeted. I got a discount, because there was a wee little chip in one of the corners under a drawer. The little piece wasn't even quite chipped off, so I got out the wood glue when I brought it home. When the glue dries, nobody will ever be able to tell.
The price tags are still on it, so I guess it's not a done deal yet, but I think it'll probably stay. Now I just need to decide if I'm going to try to pass it off as a microwave cart or a filing cabinet.
Friendly Fill-ins ~ Week 97
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