2.02.2011

The Dreamy Canning Cupboard

Stop what you are doing and look at this beauty.
Can you even believe your eyes!
I had a reader send me pictures of this cupboard containing 36 drawers.
She had somewhat described it to me and talked approximate dimensions.
When I opened the email that included pictures which came the next day I heard my thoughts out loud. . .
"oh
my
gosh".
This is a family piece and her aunt drove it down to her from Washington.
Family pieces make things so endearing and lovely.
She is debating what she wants to do with it.
There is some damage that needs to be repaired for structural stability.
Cosmetically I think the few chipped drawers add character and appeal.

I plan to continue working with her to determine what will be the best approach on this piece. I was so anxious to share it with you all so I had to post the pictures today.

I love it that much. I wish it were mine.

18 comments:

Tara Lauren said...

WOW! That is going to be AMAZING!

Chelsea said...

so jealous!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

LOVE this piece! Canning cupboards...card catalogs...what is it about LOTS of drawers that is so appealing??

kwilter said...

How much does she want for it? :-)

AllisonK said...

GASP!!!
That is beautiful!
Another item to be on the look out for.

Angela said...

It's wonderful! Of course I see it in white...never heard of a canning cupboard...but then again, I'm a city girl!!

NanaDiana said...

OH MY GOSH! I want that woman to adopt me so I can inherit that piece~ WOW~~~ Hugs-Diana

Allison said...

What a great family piece! It reminds me of your wonderful card catalog. I actually like the chipped drawers, too...adds a lot of charm. My mom had grown up on a farm in Minnesota and I remember her telling me that her great grandmother had a canning cupboard. It'll be fun to see what you and your reader do with this.

Gwen said...

The wood on this is awesome. Old and full of character.

I have a card catalog from the fifties sitting in storage. Hubs was trying to convince me to get rid of it not too long ago and I said no way. I would LOVE to be brave enough to tackle painting it, but I'm not sure I have it in me.

Leslie said...

Wow... that is a cabinet that I would definitely make room for in my house... unbelievable.. imagine what organization you could do with that!

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

Me too!!!! What is it with a piece with a bunch of drawers, gets me every time!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

remember when i shipped you that scale? how bout you ship this to me. WOW! :)

Jami Nato said...

glorious...just think of the organizing a gal could do with this beaut!

Hollie Rae said...

This is incredible! I want it!!!!!

Robyn said...

Melanie, that is such a wonderful piece of furniture! No wonder you both are in love with it! She's a lucky lady to own it.

Serendipity Chic Design said...

wow...wow...wow...Melanie....I can't wait to see what you do with this!!

Have a great weekend..

Lisa

Heather at Happy Chippy Junk said...

GASP!!! Darling!! What was it made to do?

CherishedHearts Vintage said...

This is gorgeous. Our local post office has several cabinets resembling this. Amazing!

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