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Friday, September 28, 2012

A new junkin find…

We are in the process of doing a makeover in our play room.  I’d like to make it more of a pre-teen/teen hang out rather than the clutter of grade school storage room.  It’s amazing when I go through the baskets and drawers, I find socks, broken pieces of old toys, chip bags etc.  Ugh!!!  So we are thinking it might be best to get rid of all the hiding storage spaces and simplify the room.  We decided to get rid of our two Pottery Barn Pull Out Twin Sofa Sleepers and replace them with a sectional that the kids can lounge about on.  Hanging a television on the wall and finding a buffet to store the game consoles and necessities instead of a ‘entertainment system’ sounds pretty dreamy to me.  A simple side table and console table for popcorn dishes and soda’s would be appropriate.  Along with a circular table an chairs for playing board games…not just for the kids, but for my husband and his friends too!

The kids are worried I’m going to make it “antiquey”. They don’t share the same passion for the character of the pieces I find.  I try to explain to them that I like the eclectic mix of both old and new.  Promising they WILL LOVE it when I am done in there.  Even I might hang out in the room if it feels right. 

So this is the first piece I brought home.  I plan to set it just outside our new wall built between the theater and the play room area. I found this great piece at M&M Antiques in Monroe Washington.  The reason it caught my eye is that the shelving is so deep. 

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I asked about the history of this piece and was told it used to sit on both sides of a fireplace in a home in Olympia.  The cabinets were stacked to make it a larger piece.  I love it for blanket storage and plan to throw a basket or two inside for ‘whatever’.  The color is very similar to the old pie cabinet I shared with you that I found for our guest suite. One of the windows have been replaced on the bottom right, but I have no intention of changing it.  I think its darling! 

One of the true beauties of this piece is the hardware. All of the hardware is obviously authentic hinges and knobs. A little rusty…but I love it!

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Today I cleaned it all out with vinegar and a hose! Yep, you heard me right…I sprayed it all down in the driveway with vinegar an then hosed it all out to make sure it is clean.  Next week I plan to paint the inside to help eliminate that “old” odor that came home with the cabinet.

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Also collected lavender to place inside after I paint to help keep it smelling nice. I think I need to collect more of the flowers and put them in some organza bags to hang inside…because I don’t think I can part with this bouquet hanging upside down in my room.

 

To see what else I am linking to this week – please check my “Cottage Links” label…xoxo, tracie

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28 comments:

Sensible Sarah said...

I love your new find! It is oh so vintage and pretty!




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Blondie's Journal said...

Oh wow, is this beautiful! You hit the jackpot, it really is perfect for your room, or any room! I never would have noticed the replaced window. It's a great idea to put the lavender in there, never would have thought of that!

All of your plans for the room are wonderful. I look forward to seeing you put it together!

XO,
Jane

Shannon said...

What a score! That piece is so nice and I can't wait to see it all filled up :)

Heather Benton said...

This looks awesome, Tracie. Can't wait to see what you do with it!!

michele said...

what a charming find! it's gonna be beautiful and functional.

come visit soon.

michele

Burlap Luxe said...

That new treasure is going to be the perfect piece inspiring the new use of your rooms space.
I so wish it were my find, then Imcould house all my white dinner ware :)

Keep inspiring us with those great shabby finds.
Xoxo
Dore

Oh you must visit my post and my latest creations I Am designing and building :)

Have a beautiful week...

pink*cherub*moon said...

What a fabulous cabinet! That will be great for storing games, movies, blankets, all kinds of things! Great find! Looking forward to seeing the room transformation when it's complete! Hugs, Leena

Anne said...

Awesome find!! I love the look of that cabinet...

so pleased for you!

Faded Charm said...

Such a great find!!! I love it and it will be great for storage, but look good too:-)

xoxo
Kathleen

White Ironstone Cottage said...

This is such a great piece
I am so jealous!!!
xxoo
Pam

Kathy Mormino said...

What a beautiful piece! Great score! I would love to have you link up at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop-->
http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/09/clever-chicks-blog-hop-2-featured-post.html

I hope to see you there!
Cheers!
Kathy
The Chicken Chick

Cynthia said...

I love this piece and can't wait to see what you do.

Cynthia

Art and Sand said...

Oh, what a beautiful piece. I just bought an old piece and I like your idea of the lavender. I have several plants growing in the yard so I don't even have to spend a dime.

Karena said...

The cabinet is wonderful; I am excited to see what else you create!

Oh, and I am having an amazing Giveaway of Plush Pumpkins from Love Feast!
xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Karen Bates said...

What a fabulous find, can't wait to see it finished! Lavender is the best, I use it in the Chicken Mansion.

ShantyGirl said...

Love this piece and the patina is awesome! Can't wait to see what you do with it
Sherry

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

What a beautiful vintage cupboard, Tracie, and those wonderful windows and hardware--this is so pretty! I can't wait to see what it looks like in your play room! I have read that vinegar is supposed to remove musty smells from furniture, so I'd be interesting in finding out how it worked for you with this cabinet.

Pamela Gordon said...

What a great find! I know it will make a beautiful storage piece in your home. I love the old hinges and knobs. Try sitting a bowl of charcoal briquets inside for a few days with the doors shut. Odor supressing paint should help too. Can't wait to see it all fixed up!

Ann said...

That's a really special piece. Great storage, wonderful choppiness and absolute character. Love it.

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Such a gorgeous piece!

Vintage Street Designs said...

WOW...what a great find! ♥ Hopped over from Potpourri Friday and I'm happy to be your newest follower. Would love to have you stop by for a visit. Blessings ~ Judy

MONICA LIVAS said...

BEAUTIFUL piece!

Junkchiccottage said...

I love your new treasure!!! I just did a posting on my blog about relvoing treasures like this with history into your home. Love this cabinet. So beautiful.
Kris

Yael Ben-Ari said...

I love your new find. I do so love crystal knobs.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers

Bernideen said...

Great piece and you really have an eye for these unusual pieces and the "courage" to take them on...you go girl! Thanks for linking too!

Heaven's Walk said...

BEEEEAUTIFULLL!!!! (sung in an opera voice). I love it! What a great piece to start with!!!

xoxo laurie

Katherines Corner said...

you find the best stuff!!!! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. I'm sorry it's taken me a little while to stop by and say thank you xo

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

That is an amazing find!