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Monday, May 16, 2016

Antique Medicine Cabinet


Hi Dear Friends,

I thought I would share photos of this medicine cabinet with you.  I purchased it at an outdoor antique sale about 4 years ago.  As soon as I saw it, I liked it.  Over time, with fixing up my last house and life becoming crazy, it was packed away.  When I moved to my current house 2 years ago, it was unpacked and I admired it all over again.  But...being overwhelmed setting up a new house, I decided I would just get rid of it and sell it at a garage sale.  I had paid $8.00 for it.  


At the time I purchased it, I think I was just beginning to become interested in the shabby look in decor.  I already loved old things and primitive country decor but my tastes hadn't developed to where they are now.

Last summer or fall, my tastes began to change a bit more.  While looking at blogs with farmhouse decor, I instantly fell in love with the style and desired that look in my own home.  With living in a farmhouse that is over 100 years old, I thought the farmhouse style would be perfect.  I mentioned to my hubby a few times to not let me sell the medicine cabinet that's packed away in the barn.  I wanted to have another look at it before making a decision. 


Last weekend, I started rummaging through some boxes in the barn as we're hoping to have a yard sale this year (although I don't know if we can pull it together in time).  As I emptied a few boxes, there it was!  I have so much more appreciation for this cabinet now as it definitely works with the farmhouse look that I want to achieve.  Off to the house it went.

The chippy paint is just wonderful!


It appears to be homemade.  The paint is an old, antique kind of white which fits perfectly.



It looks like someone may have started to sand the top of it at one time.


It still needs a good clean up on the inside but I thought I would leave it as is for the photo.  It helps it show it's age more.


I'm looking forward to hanging this cabinet up and taking one more step toward reaching my farmhouse dreams.

Have a wonderful week

23 comments:

  1. Evening, I love your medicine cabinet, prim perfect. I have a pink chippy one like it, one of my fav pieces. Blessings Francine.

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  2. What a wonderful medicine cabinet..So happy you didn't sell it.

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  3. I LOVE this cabinet. You will love it once it is hung. I have been stashing away white cabinets for our kitchen and bath redo. I want to do both in the farmhouse style. Janice

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  4. Wow! 8 dollars for that cabinet?? You could probably sell it very easily for way more but it is so unique and will most definitely fit well with your theme. Can't wait to see where you use it. Have Fun :)

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  5. Enjoy your new old finds! Hope that the yard sale goes well when you have it!

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  6. What a neat piece! I'm glad you kept the medicine cabinet because it's perfect for your farm decor. So your mysterious barn contains boxes, hmmm....

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  7. What a wonderful medicine cabinet..It adds a gorgeous touch to your farm décor ; -)

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  8. What a beautiful piece! Glad you kept it!

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  9. Phew! Glad you kept this beauty!! I had one almost exactly like it but I parted with it at one of my sales.

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  10. Oh wow!!! Such a beauty!!!! You are right in keeping this... and I think it looks perfect with your farmhouse look! Good luck with having the yard sale, it is always a lot of work, but feels great to get rid of "stuff". Have a lovely weekend!

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  11. Oh, this piece can be used so many places. What a great little cabinet for your farmhouse! Happy weekend, Pam @ Everyday Living

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  12. Glad you didn't get rid of it, looks like it will be a perfect addition to your collection

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  13. What an old beauty - glad you kept it! Thanks for linking it up at Talk of the Town. I'm pinning it to the Knick of Time party board!

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  14. Oh I LOVE this Kelly! Im a little jealous! ;)

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  15. Wonderful find, awesome that you kept it. Just found your blog and I look forward to following your posts! Have a blessed day!

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  16. Your medicine cabinet was a great find and I'm glad you kept it all these years. It is a perfect farmhouse piece. Thank you so much for sharing at Vintage Charm.

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  17. It's perfect for that farmhouse look you are going for! So good that you kept it! I love it! x K

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  18. It would have been tragic if you sold it!! :-) It is fabulous and will add so much charm to your farmhouse décor.

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  19. It will look great in your farmhouse, although it's not my style. Isn't it great we're all different and not just clones of one another.

    Diana

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  20. It is wonderful! I'm so glad you've decided to keep it and work it into your home.

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  21. Glad you kept it. Now I need to go behind our barn and find the metal one I took out of the bathroom.

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  22. Glad you kept it. Now I need to go behind our barn and find the metal one I took out of the bathroom.

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  23. I love it! $8.00 was a good deal. It should look quite charming hanging on the wall.

    :)Hope

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