I told you all that Buck bought a house. It’s a total fixer-upper. If you missed that blog post, you can see it HERE.
When he bought it the garage was filled with old cabinets and cupboards. He was going to throw them all in a dumpster but I encouraged him to see if I could sell some.
I ended up contacting The Twisted Sisters to see if they wanted to buy and resell anything. They are the sisters that put on the vintage sale I always go to. They ended up offering to buy this kitchen sink and cabinet set.
The set is kind of cool. It’s totally from the 40s or 50s. It’s metal with a cast iron top. I can totally see someone redoing it and then putting it in a cabin. The top was in good shape. The bottom under the sink had a piece of stainless steal put in to cover the place where it had rusted but the fix-up job was done very nicely.
Karl took my van to Buck’s one day and delivered a table and chairs set I had found at the thrift store for him. The set is relatively new. The top just needed some touch-ups. It was only $65 for the set. He’ll probably use the chair as is and then reupholster them once the kids get beyond spilling age.
Anyway, while Karl was at Buck’s they loaded up the metal kitchen counter set and brought it to my house. I contacted the gals and ended up delivering it to their house.
As they were unloading we were chatting. One of the gals said, “Remember that cart that I showed pictures of on Facebook?” I said, “Ya!” She said, “Well it didn’t sell when we were at the vintage sale in Clear Lake over the weekend. Are you still interested in it?” I said “YES!”
Here’s the story…Lisa had posted some pictures of the goodies they were planning on taking to the vintage sale in Clear Lake Iowa. I had seen this cart and was interested. I asked about it and half planned on going to the sale to buy it.
I ended up not going and was a little bummed and missed out.
I had an idea of where I wanted to put it but wasn’t sure it would fit or how sturdy it was. I didn’t want to drive the hour+ drive to get it. So I didn’t go. But, now that it was here and I could just grab it, I was interested and told her I would take it.
Their trailer was still packed so I waited while they unloaded part of the trailer to get to the cart.
Lisa said that she thought it was likely a cart from Woolworths. I am guessing she’s right. There were price stickers on the inside of it.
I brought it home and decided to immediately test it where I thought I wanted to keep it. Right here in my living room. I’ve been wanting somewhere to store the quilts we regularly use for television quilts. This is perfect.
Previously they were stored in a vintage box I bought from Twisted Sisters. It turns out that the box fits perfectly on the bottom shelf of the cart. I think the plan is to store more quilts in the bottom. Goodness knows I’m always looking for places to put out quilts for decoration.
I’m so happy with the purchase…so happy it fit exactly as I hoped it would.
Now I want to get the Fall decorations and fall quilts out so I can cozy up the room. I know my decorating style with primitive, antiques, and rusty-crusty isn’t for everyone but I sure love it and this piece was exactly what I was looking for.
Speaking of finding exactly what one is looking for…this story continues. My friend Gloria lives a couple of towns over from me. She also loves the sales that the gals host and she drives this way to attend them. We were chatting the day before the sale.
She asked if I was going. I said yes but later because I was driving Kalissa to the doctor. I explained that it was no big deal because the gals restock all of the time. I sent a picture of my thread organizer that I purchased after a restock. I just love this. Sorry for the dark picture.
Then Gloria asked if I had seen Twisted Sisters in Clear Lake. I said no I didn’t go but ended up getting something that was there. Then explained about my trolley cart and how I had sold them Buck’s sink set.
I ended up sending the picture of the sink that I showed you at the beginning of the blog post. Gloria wrote back, “Oh darn. I wish I had known you had that. I would have bought it.”
Gloria also told me that she was interested in the green workbench she was hoping to convert into a cutting table for her sewing room. You can see it in the photo below. I love it!!
The next day I got a message from Gloria while I was in the waiting room at Kalissa’s doctor appointment. It said she got the green workbench and she bought the sink set that originally came from Buck’s house.
Gloria sent more pictures the next day. She and her husband had scrubbed and REALLY cleaned the sink set. Can you believe the difference?
They had a friend that is going to paint it and give it a fresh coat of paint. Eventually, this will make its way to their cabin. Last I heard, if the cabin gets a remodel, this will be the new kitchen set, and if not, it will be the fish cleaning station. So fun!!
I thought you would all love the roundabout story about the adventure of Buck’s vintage metal sink. The gals at Twisted Sisters thought the story was pretty fun too.
The Twisted Sister sales are my absolute favorites. They hold sales in the Spring and Fall. I always find a treasure or two…and prices can’t be beaten.