Last week Hubby had an errand to Racine, Minnesota. There is a shop there that fixes alternators. He asked if I wanted to ride along…I really did but my favorite thrift store had moved locations, was closed a week and was now opening in the new location. Well I couldn’t decide what to do….I ended up going to the thrift store and Hubby went to Minnesota.
He had to wait while they were working on the alternator so he checked out the antique shops. Both of us have been searching to find a cupboard that could go to the left of the refrigerator at the new house so we can cut some costs… (if you missed the post about that, find it here) Right now, as is, we’d have to pay $3300 for the cupboards to be build as shown.
He picked up the alternators and was heading back home when he, on a whim, drove past the auction house in Spring Valley. He thought if someone was there, they might know of someone who knew of someone and they might be able to help us check something off our want for the the kitchen list.
There happen to be a few people there unloading stuff for an upcoming auction. He asked and the guy said, I just might have what you want. Hubby went with him to a storage unit and there he saw a cupboard. Hubby asked a price. The guy thought and looked and looked and thought and then said, well that latch is broken and the drawer needs some work. Hubby said hey why not throw in a price for the mirror and shelf too. They guy stalled again and said $200 for the cupboard and he’d let us have the rest.
Well Hubby didn’t have a vehicle to haul it and he wasn’t sure what I thought so he got a name and number.
Hubby came home and told me about his adventure and the cupboard. He suggested we go look at it on Saturday..I said how about tonight. Hubby called the guy-he was available so we hopped into the truck and took off. I was anxious the entire way….could this be it…would I hate it and he like ugh.
We pulled in and the guy opened the door to this…It’s white and will have to be stripped.
But I like it!! It has two potato bins.
The shelving is adjustable on the top…
But not on the bottom but that’s okay.
Here’s the other uppers. I can store LOTS in here.
There’s a big drawer too….
I love the pulls …a latch needs fixing though.
It’s a size that we had wanted – 5′ 4″ x 7′ 6″. It will fill the space well. It won’t go to the ceiling but Hubby plans to put a piece of decorative trim near the top. Then I’ll put something decorative up there like my chicken collection or something like that.
I love it now…I’m sure I’ll love it even more once we get it all stripped and kitchen ready.
It will take a little money for stain and such and might not look quite as wonderful as the custom made cabinets but this is more my speed…cheap-looks good-antique… I’ll be much happier with this cupboard and the extra $3100 in my pocket.
I know it isn’t what some people would do but I’m learning to just say-this is what I like and being it’s my house I’m doing what I like. I’m just so thankful that Hubby likes what I like too.