A few weeks ago, my new lovely friend came to visit and we went to the thrift shops in downtown Ventura. We thought we would share a fashion story to our blog readers (in the future this will happen) instead we walked away with items for our homes. Paige walked away with an adorable wood rocking horse for her sweet angel, and a rad rug. Both great scores! I walked away with a high chair and a rustic old cabinet. Yes, I said high chair. It was seven dollars, old and hand painted. Someday, I will use the baby chair as an awesome prop or for a child’s room.
The blue cabinet decorated with a great sticker price was a deal I could not walk away from. The piece is solid, well-made and has a striking patina. I stared at it for sometime in the thrift shop. I had a few people walk by me telling me that I must buy it. A few picture text messages to Rick and measuring the item via Stacey feet; by the way, this is how I measure most things in life, by my feet, I call it “measuring in Stacey feet”.
I had long desired a hutch or cabinet for my kitchen to display some of my favorite kitchen items like cake stands, my cookie jar, wine, and other necessities. It absolutely fits perfectly in our space and framed by our archway. Rick was just as excited as me, he even talked to it and petted it. (Shhh… don’t tell him I said that)
When we got the cabinet it did not have anything in it’s window-frames. Glass and fabric were an option, but we are country loving folks over here. Maybe, it is because I grew up with a ton of chickens but I like how chicken wire looks for certain household pieces. Also, I like how the honeycomb shapes frames the contents inside and when this cabinet gets moved around from home to home (which it will end up doing) I am certain that I do not have to worry about breaking the glass. What a relief.
Great Place for wine storage too.