Salvaged Cabinet

April 3rd, 2012 in member junk     
annebell Suzanne Halverson, contributor
20 users recommend

Can you believe this cabinet was headed to the dumpster?
My dad saved it for me. It was missing the back, a top and a piece on the bottom. 
I love all the period details. These latches still work, even with several coats of old paint layered on them. 
It still has the original wavy glass. 
We werent sure what to do with the sides . A plank was laminted to the side to beef it up a little. 
I traced a shape I liked onto the sides. 
My dad cut them out and shaped them for me. 
They turned out to be one of my favorite parts of the cabinet. 
My husband added beaded board to make the back. 
Another plank and some trim were added to make a top. I used Vaseline to make the paint look chipped. It helps disguise the new parts. 
I absolutely LOVE it!
Can you believe this cabinet was headed to the dumpster?

Can you believe this cabinet was headed to the dumpster?


A little (OK, a lot!) of work plus paint and lumber turned part of an old built in china hutch into one of my favorite pieces.


Pattern or design used: My own design - Suzanne Halverson
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, cottage, country, dining room, cream, paint

Comments (10)

LloydsLandingofSears writes: I'd love to have all my upper cabinets like these. It's beautiful and can show off some serious collectibles! Good for you and good for your dad! Posted: 5:16 pm on April 21st
junkermidge writes: Love it! Unbelievable what people throw out, great save.
Midge Posted: 3:56 pm on April 15th
alicemom writes: Oh my what a great save! Good on ole Dad! It is so splendid !
Love all it! You know what they say....location location location and you have it!
Smiles, alice Posted: 4:58 pm on April 6th
CottageElements writes: Absolutely stunning! You have such great style. Perfection at it's best!

Lani Posted: 7:45 am on April 4th
NDJunkGirl writes: Absolutely great! I love you had a little help from your dad! Sweet!

-Andrea Posted: 7:08 am on April 4th
MakinItHappen writes: What a gorgeous cabinet. It started out with a lot of potential and you made it wonderful. Posted: 5:15 pm on April 3rd
labgirl writes: you are awesome! your dad and husband are awesome too! this is exactly the kind of repurposed thing i love! Posted: 3:30 pm on April 3rd
JunkArchitect writes: What a magnificent piece! Everything about it is perfect...location, color, details...

Jim
Posted: 11:22 am on April 3rd
gadgetsponge writes: Wow! What a great piece. Your dad gets top respect for saving that. The finishing pieces you added brought it even more life and charm! Posted: 11:15 am on April 3rd
primitiveandproper writes: SOOOOO awesome! i want it! :) seriously it looks so perfect there! Posted: 10:29 am on April 3rd
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