Tuesday, March 11, 2014

One Out, One In: Sifter Cabinets

Last week Larry finished up on a project that kept him busy through the cold snowy February days.


A Sellers cabinet that was in deplorable condition: doors falling off, one drawer that needed to be rebuilt, the tambour (rolltop door) in pieces, and 4 or 5 layers of paint--the last one a highway-department-yellow. He never remembers to take before photos, so you'll have to use your imagination, but here is the finished product:


We had it loaded in the truck and ready to take to our booth when I posted the above photo on Facebook. And a neighbor bought it on the spot! So instead of taking it to the booth, we delivered it right here on Joe's Run. Here is how it looks after Pam finished decorating it:


 I can't tell you how happy it made us that this piece stayed in the neighborhood. Larry put hours of work into it, and he was pleased as punch with the results.

And he wanted to find another one immediately to work on. We searched online with no luck but a chance visit a nearby antique mall turned up not one but THREE Hoosiers that we were able to acquire for a fantastic price--and none of them need any major work. Today Larry moved one of them into our booth at the Riverbend Antique Mall:

 This is actually another Sellers cabinet. This one has slag glass (like stained glass) in the tops of the doors--how cool is that?


It is missing its side-sliding tambour doors but otherwise it's in wonderful condition. It still has the sifter, too--many of them we find have had that part removed and shelves added instead.

I spent several hours today getting this new piece settled into the booth and rearranging the things we displaced to make room for it. Next week we'll be moving the other two--as soon as I get back from Utah!

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3 comments:

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Wow, it looks so awesome! And how wonderful that you got a quick sale. Really great job! I have a Hoosier cabinet passed down to me from my Grandma and it's one of my most prized pieces of furniture.

PS - So glad you stopped by my blog and said hello! I love homesteading and plan to do it for the rest of my life :)

hart said...

I love these cabinets. can't believe you found three at once.--Jane

Nance said...

Great Job Larry, the Sellers! Love the kitchen cabinets of this era. I found a Hoosier about a year ago, original finish, and it only needed minor repair. I mean it, Sue, I'm going to work a vacation in, around your consignments. Good work, both of you.

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