Chris brought home these card file drawers a few weeks ago from an auction. I saw a photo of them on the auction's website ahead of time, and asked Chris to bid on them if they were less than $20 for all three. I figured that I would clean them up, maybe re-paint them and sell them in the shop or use them in our office/studio/guest room.
Chris didn't even look in the drawers before he bid on them and won. When he brought them home, we looked inside and saw a bunch of random junk.
Handles, curtain hardware, keys, extension cords, a container of Metamucil...
that, ironically, is labeled "Wood Plugs".
But as we kept digging though the junk, we found more and more gems.
These remind me of tribal masks. Or freaky rhinoceros skeletons.
Heavy door handles:
Here are some escutcheons and drawer pulls, including that beautiful brass Eastlake bin pull on the top left.
Chris read this post before I published it and asked me "What the hell is an escutcheon?", so I am linking to a definition.
These two-inch-high cast iron escutcheons swing open to reveal the keyhole:
Fancy dresser drawer pulls: (I love the ornate set that is painted light aqua.)
This would make a nice handle for your naughty panty drawer. Every time you think of wearing that sexy g-string, you are reminded that you will surely burn in hell.
This one has little crosses all over it.
Yes, that's for the giant-grandma-panty drawer.
Since we are talkin' panties, I thought I would share some of the Google keywords that have brought people to my blog. Inadvertently, I assume. I've shared some wacky keywords in the past, and they always beg the question: MR. GOOGLE, WHY ARE YOU SENDING THESE FREAKS TO MY BLOG? I know that some of these words are in my blog posts, but c'mon....
♦ vaginal diagram of a goat
♦ a horse made of lemons
♦ the allisons who started the thrift store movement [From here on out, I'm totally taking credit for the existence of thrift stores.]
♦ "her maxi pad"
♦ peter put your nappy and your pink plastic pants on
♦ old lady who makes molds of actors penis'
♦ amish men get freaky
♦ my excellent metal lawn chairs need a little refreshment [I love that they used the word "excellent" in their search. Must be a very optimistic person to think that a website contained those exact words.]
♦ antiques orgy
♦ aprons matron fetish-vintage
♦ homemade sex videos of women of boyertown last ten years [That small town is close to where my sister, Erin, lives. Do these people know something that I don't know? Erin, you slut!]
♦ arab circus poster looks like penis
♦ why does my cork board stink
♦ he saw me in sanitary napkin and belt
♦ chenille dander creates mucous in my lungs? [Note to self: never snort a vintage bedspread]