Monday, June 17, 2013

Victorian Console Cabinet

So the truth is that I'm not exactly sure what this was used as...and I'm not 100% sure it's from the Victorian era, but it sounded good, so I'm going with it.

I fell in love with this cabinet at a yard sale a few weeks ago and had to have it. I posted this picture on Facebook last week, asking people what they would use it as in their home. People came up with game storage, craft storage, liquor cabinet/bar. My favorite was someone who said "Just put a bottle of Merlot on it. That's all it needs". Love it!



I got a lot of great answers and ideas. And then I got to work.














I wish I could keep this, but she'll be for sale at Carver Junk Company starting this week. And I don't think she'll last long!

~Allison
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13 comments:

janice15 said...

O I just love this piece it turned out great...Janice

Kalamity Kelli said...

I believe that's from the art deco period (late 20's - early 30's) and you did a beautiful job!

Sarah Vanderkooy said...

This is beautiful, great work.
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modern jane said...

Stunning. I love the color!

cksknitter said...

Seriously, where are you garage sale-ing? I never see anything that great!

Terry Moore said...

I have always adored these chests and what a fun surprise to see the blue inside! Great Job.

Fiona, LilyfieldLife said...

hi Allison, this is such a special find - i think it was probably a music cabinet at some point. so gorgeous. I love how you have painted it and I'm sure it's probably already sold by now! Love the Merlot comment also. If you have time will you link up to Paint Parade?
cheers Fiona

Patti@OldThingsNew said...

This is simply gorgeous. Found you over at I Heart Naptime's party. Thanks for sharing, Patti

Christine Graves said...

Love that Piece....that's one you will have for years and can put it in any room...Such a great find!

andrea@townandprairie said...

No, she won't last long at all! Your vision was beautifully executed here!

Jeanne said...

This is identical to one I have. Its a radio cabinet. Back before the days of tv radios used to be huge and were made to be a prime piece of furniture in the home.

I bought mine from a guy here in St. Louis that builds and repairs old radios. Sometimes he gets one whose electronic parts can't be rebuilt. If that's the case ge "guts' them and saves any usable radio parts and then sells the old cabinets. Your shelves that didn't match the exterior are the dead giveaway that this was something that someone added
shelves to later on.

I have mine sitting in my dining room holding my black and white patterned dishes.

Jeanne said...

This is identical to one I have. Its a radio cabinet. Back before the days of tv radios used to be huge and were made to be a prime piece of furniture in the home.

I bought mine from a guy here in St. Louis that builds and repairs old radios. Sometimes he gets one whose electronic parts can't be rebuilt. If that's the case ge "guts' them and saves any usable radio parts and then sells the old cabinets. Your shelves that didn't match the exterior are the dead giveaway that this was something that someone added
shelves to later on.

I have mine sitting in my dining room holding my black and white patterned dishes.

Rachel said...

It is a radio cabinet. I bought one off an antique dealer here in PA. It didn't have the radio, but I fell in love with the piece. I painted mine tricycle red (MMS)and use it to hold all my board games in my living room. https://www.facebook.com/RachelsRePurposedRestorations