My dad likes to use old lumber in his woodworking projects,
so he is frequently salvaging from buildings that are set to be torn down.
He salvaged built-in kitchen cabinets out of an 1830’s log cabin
and made one set into a cabinet for me.
He believes the cabinets were built
when the kitchen was remodeled, probably in the 1930s.
Since the cabinets were built to fit the wall (which wasn’t square)
making this into a square-ish cabinet presented quite a challenge!
But, he prevailed and it turned into
the perfect cabinet for me to use in my sewing room.
The top of the cabinet was up against the ceiling, so he added a top piece
which we stained a dark walnut color.
There were only 3 hinges,
but I was able to find a matching pair from Trash to Treasure Art.
We added old wooden spools for the knobs.
We painted it an antique white, distressed it a little,
and waxed it with a walnut colored wax.
I managed to fill it up already with sewing things!