Pretty boring as a photo, right? An unattractive wall of 1970s-era “wood” panelling, painted off-white many years ago in an attempt to update it, and in the foreground, our newly acquired turquoise Raskog (I wrote about it here) wheeled cart from Ikea, which I love to death.
What’s exceptional about this photo, for me at least, is what isn’t in it: the size-extra-large (and to my eye, implacably ugly) sideboard that had been inhabiting this quadrant of the Manse’s kitchen since the day Raymond and I bought it back in 2012. Here (to refresh your memory) is a photo of the beast, complete with me (5’6″) to give a sense of scale:
I wrote about my cunning plan – code name: Kijiji – to get rid of that sideboard here. And it worked! This very evening a lovely young couple from the Trenton area came and took it away.
And now the Manse kitchen feels rather empty, but I have no problem whatsoever with a room that is empty thanks to unsightly unwanted things having finally been moved out. Better empty than full of unwanted clutter.
So speaking of “unwanted,” if we can just finish the job and get rid of that painted panelling once and for all…