Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Original Step Back Cupboard
This is an original Upper Canada Step Back cupboard that we aquired at auction a couple of weeks ago.
All it really needed was a good cleaning. So here she is sparkling like a new penny! There's nothing like 150-160 yrs to give pine a patina ya just can't get from a can!
We don't often go to Saturday auctions because it's hard to be open and auctioning at the same time, but this one in Vernon was worth it. There were 2 step backs there....this is the smaller of the pair....the large one was gorgeous but we have to be careful not to buy something too large to fit in the shop. I think 6'4" and we are maxed out....in fact we have had to shuffle things around just to find a spot where the beams are smaller to fit things in. Big cupboards and low ceilings
are not a good combination!
We have another cupboard similar to this one...but it needs a little work....it was an impulse buy and we completely forgot to take it's height into consideration! Luckily for us there is ONE place in the shop where we can display it....however it won't fit in the workshop at all so we will have to
wait for the weather to warm up a bit because we'll have to do all the restoration work out in the yard.
I wish you joy in the simple things!