Sunday, March 14, 2010
Flea Market finds
I have been wanting a chance to show off my favourite piece of furniture for awhile, so thought I'd pop it into Flea Market Finds for this week. This kitchen cupboard actually belonged to my Great Grandmother. It was in my Grandfathers shed up until he died 13 years ago. Then when my Grandmother decided to move out, my mother helped to clean out the shed. I had expressed interest in the cupboard, so my mother bought it for me from my Grandmother. It sat under my mothers house for a few years, then we had it for a few years under our house. That was probably the worst thing we could have done! It actually leaked under our house and this cupboard sat directly under the leak. When we had to move house 2 years ago, Mr Vintage opened up the cupboard and it stank to high heaven! It was putrid. he was on a chucking spree and he had it in his sights to chuck. Thankfully I convinced him to keep it and that we would do it up. The whole thing ended up being gutted and new ply was purchased for the sides, the top, the back and all the shelves. Luckily the front of it was all still perfectly fine. For three days Mr Vintage, my mother and myself worked on it. The handles had to be replaced and I found these gorgeous vintage green ones that matched it perfectly on ebay. So, not really a flea market find, but it's old. Does that count?