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Friday, November 6, 2009

My Old Medicine Cupboard

I had been on the hunt for a little cupboard for my little bathroom and I wanted a vintage goodie. Many golden oldies don't come to you clean and ready to play with. Such was the case with an old medicine cupboard destined for the dump.

The old cupboard was sound but filthy inside & out. The inside smelled like ancient medicines and just plain yucky; the shelves were sticky and encrusted with old dust. I opened the door and let it set in front of our barn on a bale of hay in the hot sun for over a week (killed the odor). Then it received a good cleaning followed by a lot of sanding. I had to make the decision whether or not to paint part of it or all. I opted to add a touch of cheery green and leave the old ivory paint alone. More sanding followed.The shelves also got a coat of leaf green acrylic paint.

The finishing touches were vintage waterslide decals, 'antiquing' and a spray acrylic sealant. Now I have a much needed bathroom cubby, given a new life and saved from being dump fodder. I think she's as cute as a button - smells new, looks old.


Hosanna said...

This is adorable! I love it! I have been looking for something just like it.
Way to go up-cycling!

Apron Senorita said...

Hello, I am Yoli from south Texas. I am really enjoying reading your blog. We seem to have so many of the same values and passions. I'm glad the good Lord sent me your way. Have a wonderful day and please come on over for a visit at my blog as well. God Bless, Yoli

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

It's so cute!!! It is amazing how a good cleaning and some good old sunshine can take something from trash to treasure!!! :)

The Feathered Nest said...

Ohmygoodness Shery!!!!! Your cupboard turned out BEAUTIFUL!!! Such a wonderful transformation ~ don't you love it when you save something like that? Now you've definitely turned it into a treasure ~ hugs and love, Dawn

Pioneer Pat from Sunny California said...

A true kindred spirit you are. I love "Lost Treasures" and the Lord....certainly not in that order either. hh
Must get for now...I'm starting to bring some Christmas decorations from out of the minibarn .....can't wait for the Holidays. Happy Trails

Pioneer Pat from Sunny California said...

Darling cabinet Shery. I too love "Lost Treasures" and the Lord. How he brings His flock together is a wonderment I shall never understand. And a modern God we knitting us together via the internet. His love knows no boundaries. Happy Trails

Debbie Miller of Onion Patch said...

Hi Shery, Thanks so much for stopping by!! I love your little cupboard - you did a beautiful job!!!


Jennifer said...

Very nice Shery, you did a great job looks great!

Dolly said...

Ouuu I so love that cabinet....and am very glad you rescued it and gave it a new life!
I am all for recycling!

Your life looks wonderful...very peaceful!


Sweet Sage said...

love LoVe LOVE this!
beautiful re~purposing!

Anonymous said...

I SOOOOO enjoyed my visit here! There was one of my favorites, George Winston, playing while I read your wonderful posts. (He's awesome in concert...if you ever get a chance, go!)
Your pictures are nothing short of amazing.
I'm so glad you're part of MJF! I can't wait to get to know you better. Rebekah (City Farmgirl)

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Oh, I just love what you have done to it. Someday, through the years, someone else will come upon it and think it is a treasure as well. Just lovely. blessings,Kathleen