Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Prim Cabinet in the Dining Room

I have been thinking for awhile that I wanted to find either a large primitive cabinet for the dining room or maybe build one.  Something that screamed farmhouse with tons of character.  Then I remembered we had this old cabinet in our potting shed.  It is the perfect color green and very rustic.   I told my husband my brilliant idea and he was less then pleased which of course only made it seem like a better idea.   As we were dragging it out of the shed he mentioned several times that he felt we should be taking it to the burn pile and not the house.  Truth is it is in a lot rougher shape than I wanted to admit.  Hardly any rot.  Only the whole bottom of the back and a little on the sides.  I kept thinking it would be okay nothing a little cleaning cant fix.  Before bringing it in I hosed it off and bleach cleaned the inside, then used soap and water on the outside so as not to lose the great patina.

In the house it went.  Immediately I realized, without mentioning it to my hubby, that it's not gonna work.  It's not just the fact that it is rotten and wobbly.  It doesn't work with my wall color.  I decided to just think about it for a few days and see if it grew on me.  It hasn't.  Oh well at least now I know how much I like what was there before.  Which was my little farm house table with the DIY letterpress tray above it.   My husband is going to be so thrilled because just as last weekend I had to have it in the house right now, I need it out immediately.  Back to the potting shed it goes.    

One last thing did you see the antique baby scale sitting on top of the cabinet?  My sister found it for me.  She knows I have been collecting unique old scales.  I love it!  I think it will hang out on top of the little table once the cabinet is gone. 


Did you see the easter bunny is still hanging out on my living room mantle?  Ha.

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Gail Wilson said...

The cabinet does NOT belong in the burn pile.... I think it will be perfect for someone. :)

too funny about the Easter bunny.... I would never have noticed that if you hadn't pointed it out. hahahaha silly Mimi.

ANNE said...

Oh but what a fabulous cabinet it is!!! I hope you're going to build something similar..

Love the scale - have a happy weekend Mimi!

Pam Jackson said...

I love it! Love the color, and it fit right on that wall perfect. Great job.

Anonymous said...

Really? That piece looks like the linen cabinet and the door to the Harry Potter space under our back stairs had a baby (we have a stone farmhouse built in 1872, and these things came with). No magic with colour wash or dyed glaze?? Oh well, happy husbands are important too... just please...not the burning pile!!! ;-)

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