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Friday, October 1, 2010

A Little Something for Me

I don't know why I love things with drawers, lots of drawers. I joke that it's my attempt to compartmentalize my life.

A few weeks ago I walked into my friend Alison's Flower shop and saw these great multi-drawer oak cabinets. There were 3 of them, as seen above. Then she put them in the Gresham Barn sale and I stared at them for several days. They almost sold on preview night but the lady changed her mind. So there they sat, people oogled over them, but continued to pass them up. Knowing they had not sold, I contacted my friend Alison on Monday and told her that I had decided I wanted them.

Today I went and picked them up and brought them home. Those suckers are heavy!!!! First thing was to feed the dry wood with some Howards feed-n-wax, this stuff is great.
I've had several folks ask me where to find Howards products. If you are local here in Tyler, you can purchase them at Our Little Corner in Noonday, or go here to buy from their web site.

see the difference in the top drawer and the other drawers. I think this piece had once been painted as it appears to have some remnants of paint in some of the crevices. I love how it makes it look shabby, beat up and used. I love the industrial handles and the little card pockets on the fronts.

These are actually 3 separate cabinets that fit together like a puzzle, see above and below

All waxed and cleaned up, they are now in their new home. These came out of a doctor's office on an Indian Reservation. And they are oh so cool. Lots of storage there. I may add feet, I may add a top piece, but for now they are as they are, lovely compartments for all sorts of stuff.

Thanks Alison for a great find!


Junk-it Junction... said...

Oh my goodness, youre lucky I didnt see them first, I love them, and anything drawers, filing variety!!
What a great find...

Vicki said...

Thanks for sharing the tip on the feednwax. It did wonders. These are so great. They are like giant card catalogs. Interesting how they fit together. Great find. Enjoy them!

Cammie said...

I love drawers too!

Cammie said...

I love drawers too, they are one of my weaknesses.

Debbie P. said...

Those are terrific cabinets! I love pieces that do double-duty: they look great AND hold lots of stuff and keep it all organized for you.

Vee said...

Did you know right away that they belonged to you or did you really have to work through the process? I am interested in such things because I find that I am oohing and ahhing, but leaving the item behind. What a great piece!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Those are awesome! Love how they look all 'fed and waxed' so glad you got them.

Anonymous said...

The weight is both a blessing and a curse. Once you have it home and placed it is a blessing. getting it there is the tough part.
So happy they are kept together but even apart in the same room would be a beautiful effect.

Tamarah said...

Margo they're GORGEOUS....The wax you've used gives the piece a handsome look....Wish I'd known about that stuff when I was over there....DOH....!!

Tamarah :o)

Starla said...

I love them! I seriously considered buying them as well at the barn sale because they are just so different in their beautiful way. Where do you get the stuff you "polished" them with????

SweetMelissa said... these! And thanks for the tip on the wax...will have to see if we have it in this part of the country.


The Green Pea said...

Those are wonderful cabinets. I love all of the drawers. Thank you for the tip on the feednwax. They look fabulous finished. sandi

Curious Goods said...

That is a great piece. I can see you using that in every room of the house over the next 1,000 years! Just wanted to say that your blog page all looks great, love the lay out and all. I want to get back in the groove of posting again, I miss my community! ~~ Donna

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