Once upon a time……

Once upon a time there was an ugly brown cabinet.

An ugly brown cabinet that lived in my co-workers office.

This ugly brown cabinet had potential. It has potential to not be ugly anymore. It had potential to not be covered with ugly brown laminate. It had hidden beauty. Beauty much deeper than it’s filing cabinet status.

The ugly brown cabinet’s owner didn’t know that the cabinet had a fan club. Me 🙂

I would enter his office and admire the ugly cabinet.


The owner of UBC was leaving. The UBC moved to my office. Hee Hee Hee. The UBC weighed 900 pounds and I am not joking. I would continue to use the UBC until it was time for our offices to move. There was no room for the ugly brown cabinet. It was either take the UBC home with me or it would…..oh my gosh….be sold or donated. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! STEVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I do not share the details of my new furniture piece. It’s easier to deal with immediate unhappiness than to stew on it waiting for pickup day.  The truck is parked in front of the office. We walk into my office. This is the piece? Yes I say. Ok let’s see how to get this out of here. REALLY CHARMA????? This thing weighs a ton!!!!!! yes……I know……..however I can already see what it’s going to look like in my head. The eyes roll. He loves me.

UBC has lived in my hoard for almost 2 years. Now the hoard has moved and been stored a few times so the UBC has been yelled at and not been loved. I owe people that have helped us move so much, it’s not even funny.

FINALLY the day arrives that the UBC is getting the makeover it properly deserves.

You would think I would have taken a picture of the poor UBC before makeover day, by not me. I think of it after all the hardware has been removed and she’s laying all naked and afraid.


I knew exactly from day 1 of seeing UBC what I wanted it to look. There are 4 large drawers and 4 small drawers. However I wanted it took like there were 12 drawers all the same size. I knew that UBC could not be UBC anymore. My sweet farmhouse cannot have an UBC in it’s decor.

I give to you……………


Pretty White Cabinet.

My guys (Steve and Dad) usually look at me like I have 3 heads when I start spouting my ideas but they are good sports and pretty much do what I want. This time, my idea didn’t disappoint.

PWC now resides in the mudroom and will be filled with who knows what. I still admire her beauty.


the girl that should be trusted when she sees ugly furniture

About Charmadawn

Jesus lover 💜 Wife of Steve for 36 years 💜 Mom to 2 grown kiddos 💜 BB to grandsons Jack, Luke and Patrick Joseph 💜5 years ago we purchased, Rescued and Restored a 118 year old farmhouse and we live together as a multigenerational household. Come follow our crazy. Isaiah 54:7
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