First, a very Happy Veteran’s Day to everyone and a great big THANK YOU to all who have served and continue to serve our country…Land of the free, because of the brave!
This is by far the most exciting project we’ve done to date, which is why it’s going to have two parts to it. Mostly just because I have a lot to say about it.
I’ve always loved hoosiers. The storage they allow is amazing and the extended counter top is nothing to complain about.
Way back in March when I was training for the Marathon I’d run from our house to my parents house, about 20 miles. It meant that once I got there, showered and ate I’d go shopping with my mom. Which is kind of dangerous, but always exciting.
This particular day we stumbled upon a hoosier at an antique store. With a lot of convincing to this guy named Al, who was certain we did not need this behemoth piece of furniture, it came home with me that day.
It had been in the store for a while and they were really trying to move it. The price started at $699, marked down to $350, marked down again to $299. The kicker though…it was St. Patty’s day weekend and if you had green on you got an extra 15% off. So that’s when the call went in to dad to get over here wearing green.
It comes apart into three sections, the top, bottom and counter, so we were able to fit the entire thing in my Mom’s SUV. I think it’s my most favorite piece of furniture that we own.
But, do you see those photos? It’s hideous. I’m not even sure what color to name that greenish one on the inside. And it gave me anxiety knowing everyone that came into my home could see behind those glass doors. So, that’s when operation hooiser makeover began.
Stay tuned for the final product, it took us 6 months to decide how to make it over and actually do it, but I promise it won’t take that long to show you the new photos!
I grew up with one of those my mom moved it from house to house it was practically a kitchen all by itself. Have fun with it.
Aunt K says
What a great find. My gang gave me a corner cabinet that was painted an antiqued blue with a mint inside. I love it and have left it as is, the mint gives a great pop of color and keeps it light inside. Have fun with the makeover, can’t wait to see the end result.
Lindsey T says
I’d love to see a photo of yours, I can’t picture where it is in your house!