but... it had some bad memories for me, and I was tired of a cabinet that took up a whole wall so I firesaled it on kijiji (I hadn't missed it until I saw this picture hmmm).
Before I was left Ontario I wanted to pick up an antique low cabinet, one that was not going to be so obtrusive in a room. I found a cabinet on kijiji owned by an elderly couple who had taken the cabinet out of the family cottage and they guessed it to be about 80 years old.
I saw a lot of potential.
When it was delivered it had in large writing on the bottom May 12 1902. It was a surprise to both the owner and myself.
Painting it was my next step, brown has never held any appeal for me (and I checked with an antique dealer first, he said it would not hurt the value). Painted it high gloss creamy white (Debbie Travis, Canadian Tire) no primer, 2 coats of paint. The handles are beautiful and when polished revealed even more detail,
I love these details but I don't love the way the knobs on the bottom look,
Too brassy, not working for me. So it gave me an excuse to head to Anthropologie (!) I found these great pulls which also had brass on them so they would tie in nicely.
I think they are perfect! and here is the final result:
They aren't as noticeable but (with a better camera) they work better, not hogging all the light from the pretty pulls on the top.
Here it is all together and pardon the light (I won't even call it a chandelier it is soooo ugly), my electrician is coming next week.
It is growing on me. There are still moments when I think I made a bad decision with this, that it's too big, not pretty enough but I'm working on it. Funny thing, the inside is not finished and when you open the cabinet door it smells heavenly, like an old wooden cottage.
Until next time,