I’ve been snooping around various design sites on the web lately, coming up with ideas for how to take some of our beat-up old housewares and make them look, well, better. Fortunately there is a design style called shabby chic which seems perfect for us. As far as I can tell, you take something shabby and call it chic. I think we can get behind that.
Unfortunately, the shabby chic aesthetic does seem to depend on having a lot of unused shabby stuff lying around, which doesn’t really work for us. Our shabby stuff is all in use. For example, we have a tool kit that would work perfectly for displaying pictures:
But Gene inconsiderately insists on keeping his tools in there.
We could put cut flowers in a coffee pot:
Except then I’d have to make coffee in a vase.
I would absolutely decorate my kitchen with a giant apple:
But then what would I fake-eat when pretending to be the incredible shrinking woman?
It looks like our decorating scheme is doomed.