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August 12, 2010

My "New" Scrapbooking/Craft Cabinet









I am so proud of this cabinet ... it is over 100 years old, having been originally part of one of the shops on the Strand in Galveston, Texas. At some point in its travels, it ended up in my mother-in-law's friend's barn and sat for about twenty years. When they sold their property, they had to get rid of everything they weren't keeping before the new owners moved in. So they asked if anyone wanted this cabinet ... for FREE. We jumped on it!

My husband managed to haul it home strapped to the tonneau cover of my pickup ... it was too wide to fit in the bed and too tall to safely move upright over 40 miles. It sat in our carport for two years because other things got in the way of our refinishing it. A few weeks ago, AJ finally was able to finish sanding it. A neighbor helped move it into the house (it is 72 inches wide and 84 inches tall ... it is BIG). And I began painting it. I don't really care for painting, but when the results are like this, I can suck it up and do what needs to be done!

Now I'll be able to consolidate all of my scrapbooking and craft supplies in one location, rather than having to hunt them down from the various cabinets and cubbies they are residing in at this time. Maybe I'll actually get more scrapbooking done, too. :)

4 comments:

Kaycee said...

(popping over from Sara's)

OH MY I am super jealous! First, it's gorgeous and looks fantastic! Second - I want a cabinet that size for scrapbook and craft supplies! Drool!!! :)

Prudy said...

The cabinet looks great. Nice job.

gitz said...

First of all, it's GORGEOUS. Second of all, how FUN having a whole craft station like that. You are going to have so much fun creating now that it's all coming out of that :)

txmom2jami said...

Thanks, everyone! It really was a blessing that my mom-in-law thought of us when her friend said she needed to get rid of the cabinet! I'd been looking for something FOREVER, but everything was so expensive. This is better than anything I could have bought, plus it has a neat story attached to it, too. :)

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