A True Salem (OR) Native!

 I found this piece on our local Craigslist, grabbed the hubster and rushed to get it!  There were a few repairs to be made and paint to be applied (ugh – the original painted finish was BAD!), some distressing to be done and a clear coat applied for protection.

Heavy and huge and filthy but signed on the back and bottom of the drawers Calef Bros, Salem, OR.  We couldn’t resist her!  So home she came where she has resided on the back porch for a few weeks.  I needed umph and inspiration (the threat of rains helped with the umph!)

~SOLD!~

the only before picture I have - sorry!

the only before picture I have – sorry!

After a good cleaning, a lot of sanding, the aforementioned repairs and three coats of paint (APC’s Smoke Signal).  We finished her yesterday and here she is in the kitchen of our shop.

Antique cabinet in APC's Smoke Signal

Antique cabinet in APC’s Smoke Signal

The inside is spacious with 5 shelves and there is a drawer at the bottom

The inside is spacious with 5 shelves and there is a drawer at the bottom

We think she turned out very well but at 77″ she was a little too tall for the space I need filled at home.  Hope to find her a loving new home soon!

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