We all have those days where things happen that are so utterly ridiculous, you just have to just laugh at yourself. This was the case for 35-year-old Kayleigh Greer one afternoon when she was deep cleaning and discovered that the “blue” cabinet she got – and hated – wasn’t actually blue.
From Blue to New – Silly but True
When Kaleigh initially purchased the cabinet, she was disappointed that it was blue and even asked the store associates if they had it in any other colors. When the answer was no, she sucked up her disappointment and lugged the thing home. It wasn’t until 3 years later when she accidentally started peeling off the blue protective film and realized that the cabinet was actually a smooth grey. In her own words…
“I never had any suspicions the blue colour was a protective film. I knew there was white tape along the top of each drawer which I thought was protection and would eventually need pulling off.
“Then I was deep cleaning the bedroom the other day and I was down near the cabinet vacuuming and I thought ‘while I’m down here, I may as well finally peel off the tape’. But as I started to peel, I noticed the blue film had lifted and I panicked and thought I had ruined it. But I just kept peeling and it kept coming off.
“Underneath it was a really nice grey. It looks amazing.
“Darren [husband] was downstairs with the kids and I came down with all this blue film scrunched up in my arms. He asked me where it had come from and when I told him it had come from the cabinet he burst out laughing before rushing upstairs to see what I’d done. He thinks it’s amazing. He prefers the cabinet now to before.” (1)
After making this discovery, both Kaleigh and her husband, Darren, were happy that this cabinet finally matched their silver and grey toned bedroom. It was as if they had gotten a completely different cabinet “without spending a penny.” (1)
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Life is a Funny Thing
Pretty silly, right? That blue protective film definitely made for a convincing facade. My favorite part about getting new electronics or, in this case, cabinets, is peeling off the protective film. It’s just so satisfying to slowly pull back that delicate sheet and reveal my pristine new purchase. I’m sure it is especially delightful because it will probably be the last time it looks that good!
It’s scenarios like these that help remind you that life really can be quite hilarious sometimes. That’s what makes sharing stories like these so fun – it’s a great reminder that we’re all human and that life is worth really laughing about and enjoying with the ones you love.
Another take away from this story is if you have a cabinet that you have always thought is blue, maybe try scratching at its edges a bit and see if it’s been fooling you too. You never know!
Regardless of whether your furniture is trolling you or not, just remember that life is really a funny thing sometimes and that you don’t have to take it so seriously all of the time. The world could always use a few more laughs, after all, right? Remember to keep sharing the joy!