There could be monsters behind there.
YES, I KNOW I'M AN ADULT!
OK, fine, axe murderers. There could be an axe murderer hiding behind it.
It looks good, right?
Functional, a bit classy if you buy the right one.
But if I walk through a darkened room that contains a coat rack, just about every time my brain will go 'shadowy spindly shape in the corner = intruder/alien' and completely flip out.
Sure the panic will last for a split second until my memory kicks in with 'durr, it's your coat rack' but a split second of terror every night for the rest of my life?
That has to have ramifications for you health.
Ahhhhhhh! OK, to be fair it would probably look more like this...
But basements are where they keep you until the neighbours stop asking where you've gone.
We all know this.
Anything Really Antique
It looks lovely until the vengeful spirit of its original owner leaves you torn to shreds and draped around your own house like bunting at a macabre jubilee!
Not only do they suddenly try to cling all over you like a teenage boy at a school dance if you get too close to them during a hot shower on a cold day, we also know that shower curtains are only good for two thing...
- Giving psychopaths a place to hide
- Being stabbed through.
I know I'm not really going to be torn apart by vengeful spirits or eaten by monsters or murdered by a shadowy figure with an axe** but I have a truly overactive imagination and a 'you never know' attitude towards superstitions and the unexplained***.
I probably will get a coat rack and a folding screen one day, dunno about antiques, and I probably won't even have to think about a basement.
I know basements are handy for storage and for hiding during Cold Wars but in Australia we've never really gone in for basements in a big way, they're not that common.
*This addition care of Erin Palette who reminded me of the existence of these menaces!
***And the rock-solid belief that if you say something won't happen to you and are all smug about it that you're just about daring the universe to make it happen.