I have been sharing the story behind our pieces of furniture, chandeliers, and lots of other things over the last couple of weeks. Each of our pieces have a story that I would love to share. I have shared our antique wardrobe, the linen cabinet, an antique chandelier, and our medicine cabinet.
We have been working really hard at getting this cottage organized. I remembered this little cabinet we had in the storage unit that I was missing. So, I decided to grab it and find a place for it here in the cottage.
The pieces was this little bead board wall cabinet.
My favorite look for our kitchen is to have random upper cabinets. I think in my mind I know that I can change them to give the kitchen a completely different look… kind of a non-commitment type of thing. We hung our spice cabinet which I will share more about that later. And we needed another upper cabinet to hold cooking oils, vinegars, etc. We like having them right at our fingertips, just as we do our spices while cooking.
Some of you may remember this cute little bead board wall cabinet from the old house. But lots of you probably don’t know exactly where we found it. While I was designing the kitchen in the old house, I kept my eyes peeled for random things to use as upper kitchen cabinets. I constantly checked the Facebook Marketplace and garage sale sites.
This little cabinet, with a curved top opening and a shelf popped up on one of the garage sale sites I follow. The guy said that it was actually his grandfather’s old grandfather clock. His grandfather stored it in the barn. And the bottom of the clock sat on the wet floor for YEARS. It all fell apart except the top part. He grabbed it while they were cleaning out the barn and kept it in his attic FOREVER. He decided it was time to get rid of it.
Remember… the piece was sitting in a barn. So, it had been chewed on by mice and rats. Not even kidding. BUT, the size was exactly perfect for what I wanted it for. It also didn’t have a door. AND….. it was $5. There was no way I could pass that up.
Of course, I brought it home and gave it a hefty cleaning. Deb had a bunch of old bead board that someone gave her and decided to make a little door for it. She added a cute wooden applique to give it a little more character and an old knob.
We hung it in our old kitchen for years and used it as an upper cabinet and it is now here in the cottage doing the same thing. I love it so much and was so happy I found it in storage.
What do you think of my little $5 cabinet?
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