In November of last year, I wrote HERE about a china cabinet that has taken us 12 years to refurbish.
Well, now, it has taken 12 years and four months........but it's DONE, all the way DONE!
I thought I wanted glass shelves, but I hear they can and do break and the shelves would be almost four foot long, so I opted for wood. Well, that decision took until after Christmas! Then I had to find the proper board, so I thought. Proper board came in the form of pressed board, very, very sturdy and doesn't bow under the weight of a bunch of pottery sitting on it.
Okay, now we are, almost, into February.....had my son cut the board to size for me....no hurry! That only took a couple weeks from his house to back to mine.....NOW we need to get some trim for the front of the boards and paint them. So, what is it now, the second week in March...decorated and DONE!
Well, here it is...TA DA....shelves all dress up but guess what, the drawers are still empty....not to worry, that won't last long.
Just a little reminder, on the bottom of one of the boards I found the signature of the cabinet builder and the date May 1919. There is, also, a town and state but we are not positive what it says...we thought it was Wassen, NJ but that doesn't exist. We need to do a little more research.
On the right is a chocolate set, from Bavaria, that was my mother's, along with a Hull vase that was hers. We collect Bauer Art Pottery and these are some of our vases, I've added some other Hull pieces, some chintz and some Lusterware and one of my favorite pieces....it's the round perpetual calendar on the bottom shelf, it is made of celluloid and is French. When I want to change the date I have to go find my French dictionary so I know what the month is.......since it is "perpetual", it is set for my birthday "perpetually"!
Another favorite is the shell souvenir tray with the woven grass frame, I picked that up years ago at an estate sale. I like the old glass Japanese floats (the green ball in the silver dish) and have several that I float in a water feature during the summer.
You can see the space between the boards in the back, and I could have covered it with new bead board or something, but you know what....I like the primitiveness of this old cabinet that Mr.Cady so lovingly made, where ever he lived.
Thanks for stopping by, please come again and feel free to leave a comment. I'm linking to Common Ground's Vintage Inspiration Friday and Boogieboard Cottage's Masterpiece Monday, A Stroll Thru Life's Tabletop Tuesday, The Answer is Chocolate's March Open House and Between Naps on the Porch's Metamorphosis Monday.