Friday, July 22, 2011

Corner Cupboard Trade....

We do a lot of Horse Trading, in this business...it's good for all of us.... sometimes...we just know, who 'fits', best with something... When it comes to Old Cupboards... They always fit me, just fine around here! I did a little trading with Patty, at Fern Hill....{the shop looks Wonderful....they are getting ready for RAGBRAI, {a HUGE Bike Ride Across Iowa!} So they are busy, busy in preparation!
This Old Pine Corner Cupboard, is all square nailed...and pegged...but...it needs a little height...and, Some Milk Paint....to put her back the way she was...so many years ago...{about 140, I would guess...} I would love to see her Black...or...Blue.... but...the original traces, I see, on the Old Gal....are Red...so...Red, she will be....and...I would bet, she's lost about 6 inches.... She needs her feet back....John does an Amazing job....on base reconstruction...he's working on one now... that will be a Beauty....
I always disclose what has been done to a piece... I make no apologies...I let the customer decide if they can live with a restoration...some, are purists...and some...just want it to look good...I love OLD...  if it touches me... that's all I need...Seems like this Old Stuff, eventually finds Just the Right Home....I'm proud to have been a stop on their Journey...
{and the Old Cupboards...and tables...and counters....ect... are blessed, John can put them back...very close, to the way they began...}
Allyson and I are taking a Road Trip, to J.B. Knacker's, in Gilbert....in the morn...It will be a Fun Day!
Love to Ya!
Barb C.

4 comments:

Audrey @ Sweet Cheeks said...

Can't wait to see the transformation...you know how I feel about my cupboards ;) I think that one of your many gifts is your ability to see the integrity in these pieces...to me the restoration is part of the journey...gives them a chance to be happy and sing again, but without taking away from the life they've lived. I love thinking about where these cupboards were before they came to me....thanks for "being their bridge!"

simplyiowa said...

AWE....
Audrey...What a Lovely Thing To Say!
You have some Amazing Beauties...They have all touched me, in some way.... I think it takes one, to know one, my dear....you seem to be able to feel the History, as well... We are the Cupboard Keepers...You....me...and Allyson...they are like our Furniture Family!
Love to Ya!
and thanks...
Barb C.
Hey...I picked some things up, thinking of you...to put a single cupcake on!
Call me!

WW said...

What a gorgeous cupboard.

simplyiowa said...

Thanks, sweety!
It will be even happier, when it's found it's legs!
Love to ya!
Barb C.