Dang and cuss. We own this old blue commode dentaire that Banoo found for me (and bargained down from 300 Euro to 100!) at a street market near our flat in Paris. It weighs a ton, with a solid marble (or marble-like) top, and has lots of pull-out drawers and cabinets. It even had some scary drill bits in the drawers when I cleaned it out. And a scalpel. Seriously. I was excited to see it in our new home, but saddened to discover it was a casualty of the move. It got wrecked.
Razor-sharp chunks and slivers of this marbly stuff were everywhere when I unwrapped it. Imagine a stinging nettle and wasp had an illegitimate baby and that's how sharp it was. Times a million. The cracks extend the whole way across too.
If you squint you can see the two veins of broken material extending under the clock, and veins under the photo frames. Look, I'm sorry. I'm too lazy to change lenses on my camera, so you'll have to put up with some artistic blur.
Ma commode dentaire- pas vraiment in good shape anymore. Sigh.
So, here is the plan- either I get some thick gloves and rip the white surface off, hopefully revealing a blue metal top and leaving it like that, or I find some other solution to cover it. Clear glass? Duct tape? Ordering a new cut-to-size top? Spray-painted wood? I know there are some DIY genii reading this blog, so I welcome your ideas. Please keep in mind we don't own a car, we live like 2 hours from the nearest "hardware megacentre" and I am phenomenally lazy. Just saying. If you have a solution that involves wizard magic or you coming over to do it for me, I will love you forever.
For the moment I think I shall pry up a little triangle and try to see what is lurking underneath. It looks to be some manky, brownish pad of some sort, which would make sense to cushion the white stuff against the blue metal. If it hasn't been industrial death-glued to the metal we could have a good starting point. If not, we have a lot of goo gone and fingernail-breaking picking to do.