Friday, January 13, 2012

Thrift Store Shopping



On the was to Concrete to see the eagles we decided to stop at Goodwill in Mt. Vernon. I've been looking for shelves to put in the kitchen hallway (big wide open space behind the baking island that is really wasted space). I need more space for my vintage dishes - and thought that would be perfect - but we walked in among the furniture and I decided that was NOT what I wanted.


THIS was what I wanted . . . it was a little dusty and dirty . . .


And had the ugliest handles you could imagine . . .

But the price was right - and our son-in-law agreed to come down and pick it up for us the next day (he's always ready to help - our kids are so thoughtful!)


Here it is - after hours of Orange Oil Wax and several rags . . .


And now - new purple glass knobs - I actually broke two of the original handles trying to get them off.

Now isn't that pretty with my granny's Desert Rose dishes? I have other dishes to put in - and space on the bottom for two more shelves and more dishes and that nice wide drawer. This isn't in the kitchen - I moved two white cabinets that our son had built for us long ago out of the ex-toy room , white just looks better in the kitchen, filled them back up with dishes and put the new hutch in the music room - it looks spectacular there.

13 comments:

Marilyn said...

That is so pretty!! I love the woodgrain that came out with the waxing!!
Have a Great Day!!
Marilyn

Pondside said...

You made that piece glow! Isn't it fun to find just the right thing, at just the right price? I'll have to look for the Goodwill the next time I go through Mt Vernon - I always stop there on my way to the Seattle area, for coffee or ice cream, depending on the season.

Peg said...

Oh, how lovely! but those handles - they're authentic - hope you kept them just in case...... Good to see you back!

Lili said...

Oh Wow, that's a really nice hutch Jo. And the purple glass knobs are perfect on it! ~Lili

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh how pretty! Your hard work really paid off, because the oak cabinet really looks lovely now!! And you know I how much I love the Franciscan Desert Rose dishes! We really do have a lot of likes in common, don't we?

Sharon T in Lynden said...

HEY! My hutch has those knobs!!! LOL! My bedroom set has them too, but those pieces live at my son Jeff's house now....they are hideous...the knobs, not the furniture!

Pat said...

Very nice piece of furniture!

jojo said...

very pretty, your clean up made all the difference in the world!

Rowan said...

That's a great find and you've made it look lovely. All that extra storage space too!

Julie said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love your new cabinet!!! What a great place to store your dishes.

StitchinByTheLake said...

What a beautiful piece this turned out to be. blessings, marlene

Christine Thresh said...

Your cabinet looks great and I'm glad it meets your needs.
However, what you call the "ugliest handles" are real treasures. Don't throw them away. Save them or send them to me. I'll buy them from you. I have an Eastlake cupboard in my house and it has those handles (pulls) on the front drawer.
To each his (or her) own.