Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Small Cabinet With Hidden Surprise

A garage sale find, a small eight drawer cabinet, looked lovely but was heavier than expected - and when DH scraped at the gold on one drawer he discovered a design under the paint. The circular round dots that decorate the frame were also intriguing.




The details of the drawers





top and ends details





bottom and back





A closer view of the small drawer with some of the paint scraped away.





DH picked up some furniture stripper to help with removing the gold paint. Painted Circa 1850 furniture stripper on each piece, left on for a couple of minutes, put detergent on each piece and washed stripper off. Final cleaning with Spray Nine and rubbed the rest of the gold paint off. Most came off easily, washed with detergent and removed remaining residue.




Stack of drawers after cleaning.




What did we learn about this small 8 drawer cabinet? The drawers are made from slabs of clay, glazed white with decoration on the front. Each drawer is held in with a v shaped clip just inside the rim.





Maybe it is an vintage apothecary cabinet - I found a beautiful one (larger) at Make Me Pretty Again. Visit and see how Beth turned her's into a a garden feature as well as a home feature. Most likely though it is a spice cabinet.



Close up of first drawer with paint removed.





If it is a vintage spice cabinet it is a very beautiful kitchen accessory. 




There is also that lovely very vintage green paint under the white.



Featured by Jann Olson of Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson and Carol  of Art and Sand May 18.16 and What About.Co May 20/16


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34 comments:

  1. This is so pretty!! Hard to believe that someone painted over those drawers.

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  2. That is a precious piece. I love that you stripped it and brought out that beautiful beauty of the drawers.

    Cute!

    Judy

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  3. What a beautiful and unique piece with colorful designs different for each drawer.

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  4. How pretty the drawers are! Glad your hubby took the time to get rid of the gold to reveal them. Thanks for linking up at Talk of the Town! :)

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  5. Oh my gosh! Why would somebody have painted over those fun and quirky designs? Awesome job restoring them to their former glory.

    <3 Jackie @ Let's Go Thrifting
    www.LetsGoThriftingBlog.com

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  6. Love your spice cabinet. It is beautiful. Glad you discovered what was under that gold paint. Great job by you and DH.

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  7. So so so cute! I love the patterns/colors. thanks

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  8. I'm glad you stripped it back as it's far far nicer. Makes you wonder why someone would paint over it in the first place.
    Great find
    Lynn x

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  9. Well who would have ever guessed? The colors are so pretty. I'm glad you uncovered them.

    Happy Thoughts of Home. :)

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  10. How cute! I love how you've refurbished this little cabinet. Thanks so much for sharing at Inspiration Thursday! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  11. Why would someone paint over those pretty doors? Looks much better now...a wonderful find!

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  12. Most likely at time previous owner didn't like drawer designs or not in style, who knows what story is? What a very precious little cabinet however and you are lucky owner now. Very nice of your hubs to strip gold paint off drawers. You can wonder what real story is of your adorable piece. There lies the fun of it. Happy weekend

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  13. That is super cute! Why would anyone paint over such a lovely design!

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  14. Oh I love when old things are restored to their former glory. Great job! Thank you so much for linking up to Thoughts of Home on Thursday. You make our gathering a happier place.

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  15. What a marvelous treasure!
    Thank you so very much for sharing your precious time and talents with us at TOHOT.
    Your inspiration always bring joy to us all.
    Jemma

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  16. Wow, what a beautiful surprise under all of that paint. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Talk of the Town.

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  17. Wow! Those colors.... That paint stripper! Awesome cabinet!

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  18. love how this turned out love all things vintage thanks for sharing have a great day

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  19. That is a wonderful surprise! What a pretty cabinet! Thank you for sharing your find with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday this week!

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  20. This looks so pretty with the multicolored drawers! I love colorful little accent pieces like this.

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  21. A marvelous makeover. This turned out great and can be used in so many different ways.

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  22. Such a vibrant little cabinet. It would look great on the patio.
    Ann

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  23. Oh my gosh Joy, who would paint gold over such a beautiful cabinet. It is a wonder that your husband found what beautiful designs lay beneath the gold. The design on the top and sides is lovely too. This is a treasure for sure. Lucky you!!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful "find."
    Happy Blue Monday.
    xo
    Jeanne

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  24. Hi Joy, who knew all of that fun was hiding behind that gold paint? Such a fun piece now! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  25. I simply love this little cabinet.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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  26. How pretty! It looks great now. What a wonderful find. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday. Pinned.

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  27. It sure is true that when you find an extra special find you never know what you are going to get. I love your piece and am featuring it on SYC! Thank you for sharing! Jo

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  28. Such a fascinating piece, Joy--you really restored it to its original glory. The pottery drawer fronts are so beautiful--tiny little pieces of art. Thanks for linking it up for us to see at Vintage Charm!

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  29. Joy - what a find! That is truly an amazing little curio!

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  30. Thanks for sharing on Peace Love Link-up! We hope to see you at our next party. It goes live tomorrow at 6 so grab a button and drop off anything else you might be working on! : )

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  31. Wow! What a reveal. I'm so glad you unmasked it! Thanks for sharing at You're Gonna Love It

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  32. i have a larger peice like this but have broken a couple of drawers, trying to find replacements,

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Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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