Friday, May 17

my blue-ish cupboard...

About a year ago we made this purchase:
Got it from the old ghost town of Virginia City, MT.
It's 150 years old - that's old! 
Quilts go in the top and 
I keep my recipe books in the bottom messy half.

We both love it - but I didn't love all the different pieces of -
 I painted it.
Now, normally I wouldn't paint an antique but this one needed some help!
I love this blue.
I decided to only paint one coat because I wanted that antique look.
Worked exactly how I wanted it to.
That 150 year old wood soaked it right up!
Look at this way cool latch - puts a smile on my face.
I thought of filling the top shelf with my old blue tinted Mason/Kerr/Ball jars...


But, my quilts are happier there.


Everybody is back home....and I am through the roof happy with my new/old cupboard.


  1. Once again, you rock! Much better than when I saw it last year, although it was cute then! Now it is wonderfulness!

    1. Remember you said you would paint it red? I seriously debated! But, I love the blue....for now!

  2. I love what you did with the old cupboard! I have an old hutch that belonged to my mother-in-law that I would like to do something with. I know it's pretty old, but the finish is really dull.

    1. This finish was really dull, too. It certainly needed something to wake it up! Be brave - paint that old hutch!

  3. What a transformation! That's a cupboard I would love to own. The latch is something special.

    1. Ah - thanks, Jamie. I walked by it for months in the antique shop and finally brought it home...that latch....I know!

  4. oh stitchy!! that's amazing.

    1. Is it OK to be totally in love with a piece of furniture????

  5. And BTW, the quilts are perfect for it!

    1. Of course you noticed my treasures! You & me & 30's....sigh!

  6. Love the hutch!! Your paint job turned out perfect!!

  7. It's fantastic. I love the new color. I think you're right. It was the right thing to do!

    1. Nothing like a new coat of paint to wake something up! thanks...

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