I sent a note out via Facebook this morning that I’ve been looking for an old china cabinet to fix up and use for linen storage. Well, my friend Ali pinged me back that she had a corner cabinet that had belonged to her grandmother and it was just sitting in her garage waiting for some new fun. So we negotiated, sent some notes back and forth (Man, she’s a tough one! –kidding.) and a deal was struck. Now this lovely beauty is mine and I get to plan her rehab. We don’t know anything about the history other than her grandmother worked for Sears, was likely to have purchased the piece there during her career, and that it’s marked “Made in Yugoslavia” on the back.
This find turned out to be so cute that I’m moving the old green wood cabinet that I used to have in the front room down to the laundry area for linen storage. Things just find their own place sometimes. They don’t always follow your plans.
Since this belonged to a friend’s beloved grandmother, I feel like it has to be especially special once the project is done. There needs to be lots of pretty magic. I’ll paint it white, sew some patterned curtains for the glass paneled doors, the add some beautiful knobs from Anthropologie.
Here are some of the finishing touches I’m considering: