LOVELY DIRT DAUBER CONDO NOW...FABULOUS LATER!

February 20th, 2011 in member junk     
artteachergirl artteachergirl, member
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Isnt she lovely?
Shes a cabinet from 1901 used for storing lace, and she was FREE!!!
The drawer markers show the lace patterns that were stored inside...have I said how lovely the old cabinet is to me?
A close up...she needs lots of TLC. After all the dirt dauber condos and cobwebs are cleaned out, Im thinking of glazing and sealing her...just leaving her as is, but better.
Im thinking the lace was wrapped around the metal clamps in order to keep it from tangling. Not sure since I wasnt there in 1901.
This label is on the top of the cabinet...she made it from North Georgia to South Georgia years ago.
Isnt she lovely?
Shes a cabinet from 1901 used for storing lace, and she was FREE!!!

Isn't she lovely?

She's a cabinet from 1901 used for storing lace, and she was FREE!!!


I want to close in an RV shed in my back yard with old doors. After finding a fellow on craigslist giving away old doors, windows and shutters I headed his way and came home with more than I ever dreamed I would. These were very generous people and they are giving parts of an old family homestead away to save things from being burned when they eventually get most of the parts of the house salvaged. They want others to get good use from anything they do not want themselves. When he saw how taken I was with this lace cabinet he gave it to me! I was so surprised by his generosity that I forgot the doors. I still came home very blessed! I can't wait to get her all cleaned and looking good!


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, historical, game room

Comments (13)

ThomasMaloney writes: That is truly a GORGEOUS storage piece that is just asking to be refurbished and restored! I really can't wait to see the final product after you've had a bit of time to work on it! Maybe you should introduce us to these people, I would love to see if I could buy a few or these heirlooms of them too.. Posted: 9:53 pm on August 26th
MarySunshine writes: PURE ENVY!!! Can't imagine these lovely folks giving away these precious PRIMITIVES!! LOVE THEM!! Mary Sunshine Posted: 9:25 am on September 23rd
Lauretta writes: This cabinet is to die for! What a wonderful find!!!!!
Posted: 10:04 am on June 2nd
LisaLoria writes: SCORE! Wow...what you an store in that.
Fabulous Find! Posted: 8:07 pm on February 25th
Tobey writes: gorgoeus i would have been very excited to find that as well Posted: 11:23 am on February 24th
shellyandrade writes: This is the coolest cabinet ever!! How awesome of them to give it to you. Have fun w/ it!! Posted: 9:34 pm on February 23rd
junktiquegirl writes: wow what an awesome find! and for free?! that's every junk girls dream!
can't wait to see pictures of her all cleaned up...she'll be a looker, i'm sure. Posted: 5:47 pm on February 22nd
JunkArchitect writes: Wow! Did you ever luck out!

Jim
Posted: 5:54 pm on February 21st
RustyDiva writes: I'm just speechless! I can't wait to see the upcycle. You lucky lucky girl!!!!! Posted: 1:23 pm on February 21st
NW_CornerOfTheAttic writes: She's a beauty! Congrats on your find. Posted: 9:57 am on February 21st
KMcG73 writes: I'm green with envy - how awesome!! Posted: 8:20 am on February 21st
junkermidge writes: Wow,Wow, Wow!!! My heart was pounding even BEFORE I saw the word FREE. That's SO amazing!! Yay for you! Can't wait to see it all done up. What a great CL story.
Midge Posted: 6:15 am on February 21st
oldnews writes: OH MY GOSH, this is so incredible! Absolutely amazing!! What wonderful people to just give you such a gift! I KNOW you will do them proud and I can't wait to see what you make of it! I will be anxiously awaiting pictures! Wow, wow, wow!! Marie Posted: 11:25 pm on February 20th
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