Thursday, April 15, 2010

OUR NEW (OLD) CUPBOARD

My husband, Bob, has been at it in the workshop again! In February, we went to a super farm auction at my great-grandparent's homestead. (You can read about the experience here.) While I was plotting to score with a winning bid on brown transferware, Bob had won a bid on the bottom cupboard below. He had previously made the top hanging cupboard several years ago to house part of my ever-growing collection of brown transferware.


I questioned his judgment when he won the bid, but it is just the type of project he loves. We think this cupboard was probably a store fixture in its prime; but who knows how long it had been in the family's barn and who knows what it might have stored. It was pretty gross.

Bob stripped, sanded, reconfigured, etc., etc., ETC. On the outside, he used an ebony stain; and the inside was painted in Sherwin Williams Antique Red paint with an ebony glaze to match the hanging cupboard.

The left sliding door now opens to reveal the television, and the right side has more shelves that are empty for now. I envision using this side for future brown transferware storage!
Those finger holes are brass; and the door sliding mechanism is all original.
The cupboard is the perfect size for our small living room; and since this is not our primary TV viewing area, it is nice to be able to hide the TV behind the doors.

I'm linking to the following fun parties. If you have never checked out these blogs before, you are in for a treat!

Susan at Between Naps on the Porch
for Metamorphosis Monday

Donna at Funky Junk Interiors
for Saturday Night Special

Miss Mustard Seed
for Furniture Feature Friday

23 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a great piece. Your DH did such a wonderful job. I love it. The hutch top is just wonderful too. Love the red interior. Great job. Hugs, Marty

Shelia said...

HI Dear Sally! Oh, your Bob is just wonderful! What a beautiful job he did on this cabinet! How marvelous to have something this large to store your pretties! Love it that it's that beautiful brown transferware's new home! :)
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

SmilingSally said...

Oh Sally, you picked a winner when you picked your Bob!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sally...

Oooh...I love, love, LOVE your new (old) cupboard! Bob did a fabulous job with transforming it! It's just perfect to go with the shelving above where you have your pretty brown transferware! Hehe...and now you have more space to add to your collection...that's awesome!!! Thanks for sharing your treasure find with us!

How are you doing, sweet lady? I hope that all is well with you! I'm moving pretty slow after our trip to Vegas...it always takes me forever to get caught up! Been enjoying the nice weather though! Well Darlin', just wanted to say hello and check out your new cupboard!!!

Love ya,
Chari

xinex said...

Wow! Your dh really did a great job, Sally. It is a beauty now and so functional...Christine

One Life Many Journeys said...

Nothin' better than putting a TV behind doors. Very nice work.
Melinda

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Thank you Sal, I am doing my best to rest up...chemo starts again Friday.....but I am thrilled the markers are down. I appreciate the continued prayers. I am going to be on this road a while.....

Kacey said...

What a cool old cupboard! You guys did a great job transforming it.

Catherine peacelovesweater@blogspot.com said...

This project looks really sweet! I have an old hutch that has many layers of creepy old paper and paint like you have shown in the picture. You've just inspired me to get moving on that. Thanks! Your cabinet and transfer wear are beautiful!

kim said...

Your husband did a fantastic job refinishing that. It looks great.

Kammy said...

Love brown tw ! That cupboard is perfect ! Hope you have a terrific week !
Kammy

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Looks fantastic!! Love the red!

Lia at Petite Little Bee said...

Your cupboard is amazing!!! Thanks for sharing. Love your blog and I am a new follower. Hope you have a chance to come say hi.

Cheers,
Lia

AshTreeCottage said...

Love the contrasting red interior. Great job and it compliments your transfer ware so well!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

My Slice of Heaven said...

Wonderful job restoring your cabinet! It looks beautiful.

Atticmag said...

How nice to see an old piece so lovingly restored. He did a great job. -- Jane F.

Manuela@TPOH said...

That's such a gorgeous old piece! I love the ebony stain he used - he did a fabulous job!

Manuela

Susie Q said...

I am having such fun catching up with your posts! I have had no computer time of late, due to eye issues and Grace's oral surgery! But I am having fun catching up!
This is a beautiful cabinet!
Your handsome husband is so talented! May i borrow him for a month?? *grin* Oh! You come too!!

Off to read more...

Love,
Sue

Casual (dash) Cottage said...

great way to hide the t.v.--
nice too that you have something from the family farm and that your hubby made such an effort to make it beautiful for you!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

What a great use of space this cabinet allows you! Love how you can have the modern day electronics vanish. That was brilliant. The finished result to this piece is really awesome. Love how the plates bounce off the black.

Thanks for linking up to SNS!
FJ Donna

Cassie said...

This is lovely! You should see the green envy on my face...I want the cabinet AND the transferware!

Denise Marie said...

awesome re-purpose!!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Wow! What an amazing tranformation! I love and hate buying pieces like that. You know they're going to be great, but you have a lot of hard (and gross) work in your future. Good for you for seeing the potential.