The Dental Cabinet

I shared in my recap of the Chapel Market that I bought this dental cabinet from Urban Farmgirl within minutes of it being unloaded.  Can you tell how happy I am and how much I love it?


Well, now it’s home and in the place it was always meant to be…

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…this small and somewhat awkward wall has left me searching for the perfect piece for years.  Most pieces are too wide or look too short or not important enough to be the very first thing you see when you walk in the door.  So, I’ve been playing musical furniture in that spot more than usual….even for me.  I’ve always pictured a tall cabinet with a glass door that I could fill with my favorite thing to collect – white ironstone.  Now, it’s the first thing I see when I walk into the house and I love that.

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It has the original white chippy paint and a coat of a very pale blue/gray on the inside.

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Don’t worry, everyone.  I’m not going to paint it!  I just gave it a vacuum and a light cleaning and that’s enough.

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I love the door hardware and the little number tag on the side…

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I cannot express the love I feel for this dental cabinet.  I know it’s a dental cabinet, so it doesn’t rank up there with my love for my family and friends, but it’s probably close to the love I feel for Eulalie.

I also came home with a quilt that belonged to Layla’s uncle.  At the end of the sale, Layla had a few things left that she was giving away for free.  Kevin said they were not coming back into the house.  Now, I had a husband who drew the line at bringing the dental cabinet home, so I declined picking through the pile.  I turned to leave and spotted this quilt…

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“No one bought that?!?”  It’s an antique quilt with lovely stitching and lots of blue and white mixed in with warm reds and muted browns.  I asked if I was really okay if I took it and Layla assured me she was happy it was going to a good home.

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 I still can’t believe it didn’t sell (for only $25, too), but I think it was just meant to be with me.  I love it and am glad I get to have it.

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  1. Debbie says:

    What a find! That cabinet is perfect for the spot and also beautiful! I know why you are in love with it! I find much inspiration in following your blog! Your are so very talented and I love your home. Look forward to your daily posts!

  2. Ronnda says:

    Love, love, LOVE the cabinet! I too am a big sucker for charming vintage pieces. :) I have a question about lead paint… Do you seal a piece like this in the event it is painted with lead based paint? Thank you so much. I enjoy reading your blog daily, and just so you know I painted my first piece this weekend using your milk paint. I used shutter grey. :)

  3. Claire says:

    Wow. I can’t believe no one bought that quilt for $25. What a steal! Up here, I never see vintage quilts going for under $100 unless they’re severely damaged. Even ugly old acrylic afghans seem to go for $25 and up. Soooo jealous. Love your style!

    (And I love the dental cabinet too. But being a fiber crafter (unfortunately not an artist as I don’t have much of my own creativity, but I happily do other people’s patterns), I felt that someone needed to give that quilt some love!)

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