The other day one of my co-workers came to my office, pulled up a photo on her phone and said “would you by any chance want this?”
Um, yes! Definitely. The price was right and I jumped on it. In case you can’t tell from the photo, this little guy is about 44″ tall. Meant for a child’s play house I think.
I suspect it was homemade by some dad or grandpa for a lucky little girl. The wood on the back looks like it was scrap from the packaging for a refrigerator.
The wood on the front isn’t especially pretty, but I knew that some milk paint would give it some instant vintage charm.
I gave this piece a many layered paint job. I started with a layer of MMS French Enamel, then added a layer of Luckett’s Green, then a layer of Linen on the doors and drawer fronts, and another layer of French Enamel on the body. My intention was to add some faux age as though this little cupboard had been painted multiple times in its life. And here is how it turned out.
Just imagine how much fun it would be to play with this little cabinet! Now you can see why I was so excited to find that little vintage tea set at the Linden Hills sales. I knew it would be perfect for this piece.
I lined the drawers with some October Afternoon paper with a rocket theme. Not so girly, true, but still fun.
I recently ordered some more vintage wallpaper from Hannah’s Treasures on Etsy. I just can’t help myself when it comes to this stuff. I love using it in the background when staging my photos. Please note, I am not compensated in any way by Hannah’s Treasures, I’m just sharing it because I love it. Also, FYI, she ships it so quickly and safely. This stuff is a bit delicate, after all it is 70 year old paper. But it always arrives in good condition. I ordered another pattern that I will be using on a piece of furniture coming up soon.
As much as I love this little cupboard, I really can’t use it anywhere in my own home. It is for sale at $95, dishes included (but not the fabulous phone)!
If no one snatches it up after seeing it here, it will likely be at the Carriage House sale!