Another lovely morning here in the Midwest had me hitting one quick estate sale before I started in on the house work. A line of familiar faces and friendly smiles were already at the door. Weather this picture perfect will make anyone happy. Amazing what weather extremes will do to a person. These same people will be all but strangers in a few short months when we are bundled up to the gills in a line like this...nevertheless a quick in and out was just the ticket.
My first stop on these sales is always the garage. I am drawn to the rust I suppose. Gardening tools, storage, sprinklers, tin cans, you name it...they keep it in the garage. Storage was the winner today. This sweet cabinet was just waiting for me. It must have held paint for years. It is strong and sturdy. Metal feet on the bottom. It has good bones and great structural lines. Makes me think it might have been a side to a Hoosier. Today it was mine for ten dollars.
I think its original intent was a kitchen cupboard. There are tiny little cup hooks at the top.
It is thick with grime and grease. There are cobwebs and crinkles.
The only damage is on the bottom where the veneer is pulling from the front panel and the bottom shelf is rickety. It looks like water damage to me.
Armed with wood glue, clamps and rubber mallet...this is a simple fix.
The decals are missing and I am a little bummed out but I have had this vintage wallpaper for sometime and this is the perfect spot for it.
Tomorrow, I am going to spray paint it with this lovely color...sweet cream...and apply the paper to the door insets. Looks like my fabric overload is going to have a new home...
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Thank you Keren!
One more thing...my one year blogiversary is coming up fast and I have stunningly hit 300 followers. Giveaways are in order. Watch in the next week or two as I gather up some of my favorite things and sew up a new apron goody for a few lucky winners...