Thursday, August 4, 2011

Remember the old hoosier cabinet?

Do you remember the old hoosier cabinet that I picked up at a sale back in May? This is what it looked like then:The body was original (but had been repainted), the doors and drawers had been replaced with homemade ones by someone years before and then the whole thing had been partially stripped by the people I bought it from. I hate to change original paint -- any chips or stains are part of the character of the piece -- but with the doors partially stripped, I had to repaint the whole thing.

I had to restore one of the glass doors and one of the drawers, which were falling apart, but it didn't need any other repair than that. I also added some legs because the old-man-made doors on the bottom were dragging on the ground. I painted it all a creamy vintage white, though I left the inside untouched -- I think it's still the original paint (though maybe not, as someone had painted over the manufacturer's plate).It came with cream colored plastic knobs and handles. I was going to get glass knobs for the drawers, but couldn't find anything that I liked for the door pulls to go with them. So in the end, I spray painted the handles and knobs cherry red (after double- and triple-checking that they weren't bakelite!).

Here's how it looks now! It feels so good to have another project completed! One down, about 10 more to go...

7 comments:

Jill said...

So nice!!

Bargain Hunting Treasure Seeker said...

Looks GREAT!!!

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

It's beeeyutiful! I'm so jealous, I would LOVE one of these. Great job x

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Very nice job! I haven't seen a hooiser like that one before! Love the red knobs!
Deb :)

cindy said...

Love Hoosier cabinets-- and this one is so unique. You did a great job. Now you can enjoy it!

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Utterly brilliant. Lovely job.

crit said...

love it! you're keeping this one, right?

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