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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Barn Fresh Chippy White Cabinet

Every year for 4 years I've been buying myself a birthday present. 
(That was a couple of months ago, I'm just finally getting it on here)
I decided each year I'll find some chippy white painted piece, wood, metal anything white and chippy, big or small.

This year I found this awesome old chippy white cabinet in an antique store in Wyoming called The Hen House.

I almost fainted when I walked in and saw this. The man had just brought it in the evening before and I happened to stop in the following morning right after he opened the doors. 
I could NOT resist it!
I think I was the first person to see it, it was meant to be and it would not have lasted the day.
The price was really fair, around here it would have been almost double.

It needs a little push on the lower left side and a bit of glue and then the doors will hang straight.

Look at the cutouts in those cupboard doors!!!
That's what really got me and each one is positioned differently.
The drawer pulls are original and cute.

The little twisty thing at the top to hold the cupboard doors shut. The glass is missing but that's okay because I would just as soon not have it there.
It needs some cleaning inside because it was BARN FRESH!

I plan to store my hand dyed wool in the upper cupboard.
It will be so pretty against that old chippy white wood.
I can keep my dyes and dye pots in the bottom cupboards.
Once the 'bunkhouse' is finished I have a perfect spot for this.

A side shot. It appears to have a pale blue/green paint under the white so where the white has crackled the green shows through.

You can't do a faux finish like this one!
It's pretty primitive, I wouldn't want my entire house like this but a few pieces here and there is fun.

I love this chippy treasure and I can't wait to get it set up in the bunkhouse.

Thanks for stopping!


Karen L. Bates said...

Wow that was meant to be....yours!! Yes, that is the best paint job ever! You couldn't faux that one. Great find for your birthday...happy!


Great hutch! LOVE the crackling on it! Good for you!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH it is a beauty, Faye! Wonderful find...I have cabinet envy lol!

NanaDiana said...

Faye, I just love that old piece. Good for you for buying yourself something special for your birthday.

You are right- all the new "techniques" cannot duplicate the look of the "real" in old. xo Diana

Debbie said...

I LOVE it when the paint is crackled, and the color underneath happens to be that gorgeous blue!!
You hit the mother load with that cupboard, Faye!
The details are amazing!!! Those drawer pulls are so cute!
Best present ever!!!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love your old cupboard with its quirky cutouts!

Donna Wilkes said...

Best piece I have seen in Blogland all week. Love that patina and the little quirks of the mismatched stars (flowers?). Lucky, lucky girl!

chateau chic said...

I LOVE this cabinet!! I could sure find a place for that in my house...I'd make a place! These wonderful accent pieces become a unique focal point in a room.
Oh, and I'm all about buying my own presents too! :-)
Mary Alice

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

You sure do know how to treat yourself...it's beautiful!

Ivy and Elephants said...

What an absolutely gorgeous piece!
That little turn latch just makes my heart skip a beat! Great job!

Michele Reynolds said...

I <3 chippy white too and your hutch:)

Reduce, Reuse, Renewed said...

Those star cutouts are amazing! Great find!

Michele Alger said...

Absolute SCORE!!! It is a wonderful piece. I'm so thrilled for you. And that finish...drool!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

It's just perfect! What a wonderful find!!

Debra Oliver said...

what an amazing find, it's chippy perfection!!

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

Beautiful cabinet! Love it!