The One That Got Away

For over 30 years I’ve had a “thing” for quarter-sawn or tiger oak furniture.  Over those three decades I have stripped and restored many a piece so when hubby sent me the picture of the estate sale find he purchased this past weekend I was excited!


Before – check out that lower shelf!

Unfortunately, it was not quarter-sawn oak – it was flame painted grain – a lost art and one that I cannot duplicate.  Still, a cute shape with interesting instructions on how to attach the legs on an old sticker underneath.  So a new coat of paint it was…



Very cute and perfectly usable and that’s what we do, after all, recycle old furniture.  If you have ever wondered what things look like before here is a terrific example!

A New Green Cabinet

This cabinet was the source of some consternation when it came to replacing, revamping and removing a bad latch.  A simple hook and eye is the answer it seems!  A fresh coat of GREEN paint and she is ready for decades more of service.

We see her not only in a kitchen, but perhaps in a great room for terrific storage, full of towels and beauty items in a bathroom, in a craft room for major storage, etc.

Love those little screened doors!

Love those little screened doors!

and opened to show you the interior:

Great storage inside!

Great storage inside!

We LOVE her!!!