I have mentioned before that my friend Julie and I have been painting every summer for a gentleman that lives about 30 minutes from me. We have known Don for about 4 years now and he will trust no one else to paint his beloved 200+ year old home.
Part of the fun of being there is that he has collected things (antique whatevers) for many years.
It is always fascinating to be taken on a tour of one of the levels of his 2 huge reconstructed barns. Each level is loaded with antique furniture, frame molds from his first job, antique hardware of every kind, church artifacts, and flag stone that is older than his house. He has a deconstructed Amish house that was moved from another New York location and next year we begin to reassemble and restore it.
During the time we are painting when we take a break I love to look around at the gardens and once in awhile there is something that catches the eye, just leaning against the barn. This cabinet is one of those things. It was in the house when Don and Diane began redoing the bathroom and they replaced this with antique shelves rather than a cabinet. I asked if it was for sale and he told me I could have it for $10!
Well even though it isn't OLD, it is older than I am and so I snapped it up!
I may even own a key that will work in these locks.
What will I do with it? Well I could refinish it and paint it with roses and sell it?
I really haven't thought that far ahead, I just knew I wanted it.
Another project for this winter...suggestions welcome! Have a great evening!