Friday, February 13, 2009
my bodega find
I found this handmade, antique cabinet in the bodega (storage) at my in-law's house last week. It was full of old rotting books and magazines (from the 70's, ha!). I had the workers drag it out for me (it was under piles and piles of junk) and clean it up. I was thrilled to find out it hadn't even been touched by termites.
Unfortunately it wasn't left untouched by the roaches. Roaches like to eat book bindings and glue, so they have been feeding on the treasures inside for who knows how long. I was terrified to bring it home and infest my house with roach eggs or anything that might be inside of it. So I left it outside for a whole week to "air out" and sprayed it with bug spray everyday. (I am a little paranoid about the roaches, ok?)
I took it home yesterday to our apartment, and it is just perfect! (And so far, no roaches!) It looks great with the other furniture, and has so much character.
Jose and his parents are appalled that I would want this "old piece of trash" in our house. Why don't people here appreciate the beauty of antiques?!?