I was browsing the Facebook Marketplace for different items we still need for the house.. including several doors. We need two SETS of matching doors that are 18-24″ wide for our closets in the master bedroom. I really want some like we replaced in the landing of the old house. Do you remember them? If not, check out this post. I LOVED them. They were 24″ wide and looked so pretty on the landing. Those would be my goal doors for the master bedroom closets. It’s a matter of finding them. I am also perusing the Marketplace for another store counter. I have an idea for another one and can’t get it out of my head. Do you watch the Marketplace like a hawk? I do. I find some of the best stuff. Do you remember when we picked up the doors for the new pantries?
A gorgeous door popped up for $50 a few days ago. We still need one for the linen closet by the master bath so we hope this one works. That very same day, an antique cabinet showed its face and I fell in love. It was listed at $300. Ummmmm… yes, please.
We decided we HAD to go look at the door and the cabinet both. They happened to be about 30 minutes apart. We grabbed the door first. I will share that later. Then off to get the cabinet. When we arrived, the cabinet was A BEAST. It is made of oak so it is very, very heavy. Deb and I thought for two minutes of trying to load it up ourselves, but we quickly realized that dropping it on one of our feet would set us back for a long time. So we paid for the cabinet and went back a few days later to grab it with help of our friends/cousin.
The owner said this cabinet was a built-in china cabinet in their old farmhouse that they are remodeling. The house was built in 1902 and they think it was actually put together inside the house. It is almost 8′ tall and almost 6′ wide. I love the upper glass doors with the old wavy glass and the lower doors that look like old vertical shiplap.
I am completely smitten with our new find, and I have so many ideas for it in the new house. But, for now, stay tuned where it will go in the cottage. You didn’t think I could fit another piece in here, did you?