At last…it happened. Hubby finished (almost) my cabinet. Here’s a little reminder of what it originally looked like. We had gotten it on an estate sale for free. (If you missed that story, here it is.)
We have had some discussion on where it would go in the house. It started out that we planned for it to go in the sewing room. Then I decided nope. I like it too much. It needs to be on the main floor. So I asked Hubby about putting it here in the dining room where this cabinet is.
Hubby has been working on it most of the winter and finally….HERE it’s coming in.
Thank goodness Karl was here to help carry it in. This thing is HEAVY! It’s made of oak.
I need the drawers in place to determine that.
We debated when refinishing it. The inside of the drawer holes had numbers in them…the drawers had corresponding numbers. That determines which drawer goes where.
See the “F” on the side for the drawer?
We opted to not got fancy and refinished with the inside as we wanted to preserve that.
Here it is in place. I really like it. We definitely need something on the wall above it. Originally we thought shelving. Hubby says a mirror. I’m not excited about that…I thought family pictures. We don’t have a nice family picture wall yet. A quilt?? Who knows at this point. I’m fine to simply live with it a bit and get a feel for it. It does need something though. As is, it’s plain.
The two end openings are to have cupboard doors that open. We are still looking for the right hinges. So it’s not completely finished but far enough that it’s in place and I can be patient just a little bit longer.
Hubby is not a big fan of the differing drawer pulls. This is the way it was when we got it. I kind of like it. We’ll see. If he wants to change them all, that’s his choice.
I was sad to see out old cupboard go. We did sell it. It was such a favorite of ours but alas…no where to put it.
That was the best estate sale. We used or sold everything we got in that $11 truck load. He made my laundry room cabinet from a piece that was purchased there. More about that here.
Hands down it was the best estate sale I’ve ever been too…Hubby too!!
I am so impressed with the work Hubby has done in the house. This cabinet is just another of the many things I’m so impressed with!! I’m so lucky.
I’ll do another update once we figure out what to do with the wall space above. Any suggestions?