Last night, we had a few minutes to kill before picking our youngest daughter up from Girl Scouts, so we decided to curb shop our way there. So glad we did because this antique kitchen cupboard was sitting in someone’s curb pile. Seriously, who throws something like this out?
The current paint job is a bit sloppy, but look at all the pretty molding at the top.
Based on the style of the latch and a few other details, I think it probably dates back to the 1920s.
And check out the inside. I was so excited when we opened the cabinet for the first time and spotted all of that gorgeous bead board …
and all of those shelves! It totally made up for its beastly weight. Old growth wood – it’s no joke. After loading it onto the top of our car, I didn’t feel the least bit guilty about skipping my push ups that night.
We stuck it in the basement, until we decide what to do with it. It’s big enough that it could be used as a standing cabinet, but I think I want to hang it, and return it to its former glory.