“You’ll never know if you don’t try” is one of those sayings that’s been occupying a good amount of the space in my head recently. Don’t get me wrong, I still have a crippling fear of failure, but in the last thirty years of my life I suppose there are a certain number of things that I don’t mind failing at. Basketball, fishing, and most recently, eyeballing furniture instead of measuring it!
As previously mentioned, I acquired a cabinet for free in the hope that my dream window bench storage solution would finally come to fruition. Today we drove all the way over to my studio to see if the rickety old thing would work. When we got to my studio we spent a decent amount of time unscrewing and disassembling the cabinet while it was still in the car so it would be easier to move, but once it was inside it was very clearly not going to work.
Unfortunately the cabinet was about twenty centimeters taller than the bottom of the windowsill. The height wasn’t great for a bench by any means, and we ultimately decided that even if we cut off the plinth at the bottom it would still be too tall for the space itself. In the end, I decided I wanted to keep half of it and use it in the corner. It looks a lot more organised than just a cardboard box, so all we have left to do is cut the top piece and reattach it to the cabinet.
Of course my initial reaction was disappointment. I was so excited that my search was over! I couldn’t wait to kick my feet up and gaze out the window while doing admin in my studio! I was going to live the lush life! Even though it didn’t turn out the way I’d hoped, at least now I’ve got a little computer nook for Alex to use when he comes to the studio to help me out. It’s not perfect, but it’s a nice improvement in the meantime.