Friday, August 8, 2008

Our Latest Cupboard

This is a "before" picture of our latest cupboard. It is a very old pine pantry cupboard that has seen more than a few coats of paint in it's day. It has great old decorative hinges and was constructed with square nails. Unfortunately, the last coat of paint applied to it was this stiking dark gray porch paint. After I snapped this photo, Terry grabbed the heat gun to see how easily we are going to get the paint off. Well.....it will come off but not without some good old elbow grease. Then of course the next big question will be....what to do with it once we have the old paint layers off. HMMM....maybe the natural pine will look OK.....but I won't put those lovely Aura paint chips away too soon. Stay tuned for the rest of the Pantry Cupboard Makeover.
Cheers
Jackie

3 comments:

softinthehead said...

You guys are just bloody amazing! I would give anything to have an ounce of the talent you have. What you do with furniture is inspiring!

Thank you so much for paying me a visit on my blog and leaving such a nice comment. Time is a luxury for me right now so I don't get out in the blog world much. Thanks again...Pam

Jenny said...

Hi ladies~

How are you? Your cabinet is awesome. WIsh I lived close by so I could have some neat items! Anyway,

I have given you the Primitive Excellence Award on my blog~

Hugs~

Jenny

Merrie. said...

That black cabinet is so gorgeous! I cannot wait to see what you all do with it; although I just like it the way it is!LOL; looks like you all will be burning up a few heat guns there! I'll be back to see what else is new until I can come visit. Merrie

Please Step Back in Time

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A View of Our Shop

A View of Our Shop
Purchased from our local second hand furniture store (which by the way is chock full of possibilities for the vintage lover) this cabinet was a hideous green colour with rotten plywood on the backside. A lot of elbow grease and a complete re-working rendered it into this amazing distressed black/red cupboard. It's a BEAUT!!!

Another peek inside the shop.

Another peek inside the shop.
A nice mix of handmade, antique and found primitives combine to make this display. We purchase a few items from suppliers to fill in spaces....but the vast majority of our inventory is made by us...right here at 'The Door'.

Large Spindle Santa (formerly known as a table leg)

Large Spindle Santa (formerly known as a table leg)
Santa Spindles have become a shop specialty. They range from skinny to roly poly and from tiny hanging ones to massive freestanding newel posts. (Those are the big old fancy posts you can find at the foot of the stairs in big old houses like South Fork.)

Old Kitchen Cupboard Finds New Life

Old Kitchen Cupboard Finds New Life
We aquired the top of this cupboard at auction. Terry envisioned it transformed into a reproduction Pail Cupboard. When Terry envisions something...look out. With it's fresh coat of Wheatsheaf with Mallard Blue back the transformation was nothing short of spectacular. And yes...she planned that 2 mm clearance from the log beams. ;)

Another Make-do

Another Make-do
What do you get when you take an 1880's cupboard with the words "ye old preserves cupboard" written across the front in black Tremclad and pair it with a warped table with broken legs? Well...when you live in Terry's world you get this amazing secretary desk. The paint is Benjamin Moore Aura in Savannah. (What else would she use??)

It's a good drying day Margaret!

It's a good drying day Margaret!
Nothing beats hanging freshly dyed wool on the line. These bright yellows and greens will make fine additions to my next hooked rug!