I have been asked by several people, “Why are you putting so much money into a rental?” I think I may write a post on “How to Decorate a Rental for Free” soon. ???? Because, you guys… We have not put ONE DIME in this rental. We hung our own antique cabinets for extra storage in the kitchen… which will all be taken with us… along with our appliances. The only thing that stays in the kitchen are the white cabinets that I use for extra storage. The owner bought the paint and we painted. If you remember, the bedroom was lime green and the living room was dark brown and bright yellow. Before and after post coming soon.
In all reality, we may be here for a year while we build. I know how long the building process can take. In order for me to run my business out of my home, I need to have a nice place for decor. Therefore, we hung curtains in every room, which will ALSO be taken with us. It was in the contract when we left the original House on Winchester that we were taking several chandeliers. Rather than put them in a giant box and take up space in the storage unit, we hung one in the kitchen after we added a plug, and one in the dining room They will both go with us.
Now that all of that is clear… I wanted to show you this cool antique cabinet we found.
I was in love as soon as I saw this piece. Number one, my style is woods and whites with green. Number two, I love old chippy pieces. And number three, I love old pine cabinets. Won’t this look so pretty in my new kitchen? ???? It has SO MUCH storage and it stands tall at around 86″….. which is over 7′ tall. Isn’t it the coolest?
I wasn’t even looking for a huge, antique, chippy, pine cabinet. BUT, I can’t let certain pieces get away, and this was one of them. Rather than stuffing it into the storage unit, I moved a bunch of things around and stuffed it here in the dining room at the rental. ???? We did the same thing with the 7′ fireplace mantel. Deb says I can stuff more furniture into one room than anyone she’s ever seen. ???? (That may be another blog post, too, explaining how I accomplish that.)
I have visions of this cabinet being used for our home canned veggies in our new home, but who knows. I change my mind at the drop of a hat. But currently, the one door is being used as our liquor cabinet. It works perfectly because it is a few steps outside the kitchen door. The other two doors on top are extra kitchen storage, etc.
The bottom part is currently holding a bunch of decor that I am not using. Since the house is only around 1100 sq feet, we need all the storage we can get. It works perfectly for that here in this little rental. I hung an ivy wreath that I’ve had in my stash for a few years on the front. And, just displayed my 3 white ironstone bowls underneath.
I look at pieces like this and want to know the history so bad. Wouldn’t you have loved to see it in it’s original condition in the first home that held it? Do you think it was a built-in for a walk-in pantry. ???? For some reason, that’s what comes to my mind.
I really didn’t need another tall cabinet considering I have plenty, ???? BUT, I will sure enjoy this piece. What do you think?
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(Some of the items are not exactly the same but similar.)