Last Friday was a project day.
The driveway was filled with makeovers-to-be.
I was determined to get this cabinet completed.
It is heavy and I was not going to drag it around the house and then to the shop.
Notice those wonderful green tree shutters!
I found the wooden wonder at Ridge Antiques and Dry Goods in Ridge Spring, SC.
It was sitting in Mary Anne's garden area.
It is an odd piece.
A storage cabinet.
Someone had labeled the compartments #1 through #8 in chalk.
You could use it like this and open from the top.
It would need legs.
I decided upright.
After sanding off the dirt and grime, I mixed up some homemade green chalk paint for the outside.
Some buttermilk-colored paint for the inside.
Used a dry brush technique.
Applied some Mission Oak stain all over to bring out the wood grain.
I know some of you are wincing at the casters I put on it.
Usually I have these already distressed and aged, but I could only find three.
Plus, I needed five.
It was 100 degrees.
I had been outside for six hours painting.
This cabinet was definitely going over to my booth.
So new casters it was.
Chucks was nice enough to attach the casters while I tagged stuff, and we loaded the truck.
We drove the twenty miles to the store with just enough time to roll in the cabinet, the shutters, the ladders (you saw those the other day), and some windows.
I threw everything in the booths and left.
Went back Saturday to make it all look nice and to take the photos I had forgotten.
The green wooden wonder looks nice in the cottage booth.
Look at the saw marks on the wide planks.
A very practical piece of furniture.
If I had space, I might have kept it.
Eight compartments to shove junk into?
A good thing!
The green shutters, the ladders, and the windows all fit somehow into the large booth.
This is the outside of the large booth.
Our booths are enclosed.
We are allowed two feet of space on the aisle - see the white dot?
We are not allowed past that mark.
I call it my front porch.
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