When we moved here 6 years ago, we came from an apartment. How would I be able to furnish this home on a budget, a small budget at that!
One day I drove past a house with this cabinet sitting on the back porch. A previous tenant had left this behind apparently. The owner was there, so I stopped and asked if he would sell this cabinet. He agreed, than I cautiously asked how much? He said what will you give me. I opened my purse and offered him $35, the only cash that I had. He accepted, I rejoiced, and called my brother to help me load her up.
This had apparently once been a pie safe. The screen had been removed from the sides and the doors had been replaced. That was not important to me, I knew what I wanted to do with her. Daddy cleaned the cabinet up for me, and told me that I needed to paint it. We jokingly argued about this cabinet for a couple of years, it is a sweet memory. I chose not to paint it and an glad that I didn't!
I loved the chippy paint, and the bottom drawer that didn't work properly. We replaced the hardware and put a couple of coats of wax on this piece.
Now she needed some goodies to place on top. I found an old window at Daddy's and picked up a few yard sale treasures. The old sewing machine is a dumpster find. The base sits in my kitchen and serves as an island.
This old pie safe now serves as the linen closet.
The bottom drawer was waxed and slides easily now.
There are many ways that this cabinet could be used, but for now it serves as the linen closet.
It fits perfectly in our old farmhouse. It is imperfect, was once neglected, and forgotten by it's previous owners. Now it has a new home and a new purpose.
Something that someone considered trash, is now my treasure. We have filled our home with "treasures" like this. They were thrifted, yard sale finds or found, they now have a home with us.
Linking to the following
The Country Farm Home for Country Whites Weekend
Old Time Farmhouse for Country Whites Weekend
Funky Junk Interiors for Party Junk