Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Seller's Hoosier Cabinet Finished!

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I don't know about you but September for me has flown by in a snap but I, oh so eagerly, am awaiting for nature to reveal it's Fall beauty of colorful leaves!!!
This week and last, Mr. Darcy has finished the old Sellers Hoosier cabinet and  we both LOVE the way it turned out.
Here are the before pics:





and the after 2 weeks of meticulous work by Mr. Darcy's talented hands.


We chose to strip the paint/ sand it off then stain it Special Walnut stain on the outside and the inside a white color.

The ceramic top that is pulled out when needed was white and red.
He painted the red, black and it is awesome.
The handles and hinges were hand sanded, washed, resanded and painted flat black along with the hinges.
All the hardware is original even all the hinges.

I am amazed at this beautiful old Hoosier cabinet that will be part of the kitchen.

It has a flour bin in the middle that pulls out. The metal was restored and painted the white.
It holds 50 lbs of flour and has the sifter, all functional at the bottom.

A true baking center and this piece was made between 1910 and 1930.





Some of the cabinet was kept distressed.



There is an original wire basket that is on the left lower cabinet door inside.

I'll put pics on it later with the basket which was painted the flat black and put on the door.
This was to hold rolling pins or pie tins.

If you look closely on the right lower part there is a space that used to have a wire basket.
This was the only thing missing when I bought it at auction for 75.00.

I will keep this and treasure it all my life.
Many restored Hoosier cabinets list for 500-3000.00.
I think Mr. Darcy did an awesome job!!!


There's no place like home.

Clicking my shoes with Toto,

Jennifer

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