October 19, 2011

Antique Linen Closet

This piece is once again a "marriage".
I've always done that creating different uses for different things.
By doing this, you can often take cast off items and give them new life.

The top portion of this linen closet was once a built in kitchen antique cabinet .
Although it is a really nice size, it isn't tall enough to "stand on it's own".

I paired it with this storage chest which also has similar block styling
and straight lines.

    
I worked on matching the painted surfaces 

and kept the original red band around the top.....
There was just no way I was going to change that

When the original insides looked like this....
We simply added the shelving as it had all been removed.


It's now a wonderful, substantial piece of antique furniture.....
Don't pass up those "lone" pieces.....

If they have great bones and you love them....
bring'em home for another day.

Thanks for stopping by today,
You know I love it when you come.   

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8 comments:

  1. I love this Jana! The red gives it that special look that can only come from old paint and chippiness.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  2. Jana...I love this piece! You would never know they do not belong together. I love your painting, and I love that you left the red...gives it authenticity. Just a beautiful piece:)

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  3. I love the marriage, a perfect match.
    I hope they will live happy ever after, thanks to your "meddling"..
    Hugs,
    Angela.

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  4. Love love LOVE the red in this!! Just GORGEOUS!

    Deborah (visiting happily from http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com...hope you have a minute to stop by too...)

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  5. Melissa, what a marvelous job you did on the cabinet. I have found and am following you through Debbie's Newbie Party and hope to visit more often. Hope you will share more ideas with us.
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  6. It looks like a perfect marriage and one that will last, Jana! Luv the red interior!

    Thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday. I appreciate your participation!

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  7. Ohh I love it!! So darling!! Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  8. Hi Jana, what a lovely job you did on the cabinet. Thank you so much for sharing with us. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

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