What is it, you ask? It is an old shipping crate from the 1940s-1950s. Look how it opens:
Ain't it cool??
I love that you just needed a road and a town/state to get the shipment. We figured, (i.e. read and did a quick Google search,) that my grandfather sent this box home from a military post from the Far East, probably Japan, by way of San Francisco.
I wonder what was in it! Just clothes? Maybe books and samurai swords (my grandfather was something of an expert & collector)? Or maybe something more fun, like Asian art!
Anyways, I am excited to have it. It is a little rough around the edges, (which is a nice way of saying I got freakin' splinters and I am NOT amused,) so it will need a light sanding. I would love to change the color of it, but don't want to risk ruining the writing/stencil... so, for the time being it will stay this way.
I also figure, down the line, it would make a great coffee table with tons of storage for blankets or kids' toys... kinda like these:
But for now, I am happy with it being extra storage in the house and without any permanent wheels attached. I guess this was an easy decision, as we already have a coffee table in each room that needs one... but let's make pretend this was a conscious design decision instead, shall we? Thanks. So, here you are; here is where this mammoth shipping crate is chilling for the now. I do like it as a side table, especially for a guest room that was previously lacking one:
On another note, I apologize for my hiatus. Its not you, its me. Obviously... you cant write my blog posts for me. Though if you could, that would be awesome. Now accepting personal diction-takers. Will pay you in food. Sometimes. When I feel like it. I promise I have posts planned! And pictures ready for uploading! Promises!!!
**UGH! The problem with sharing other blogs photos is they only put you to shame. I hope you all enjoyed my shame, you shame-vultures.