I sold a lot of pieces before we moved halfway across the country from PA to MN. I knew that some of them just weren’t going to work in what would most likely be our new house. And I don’t regret selling any of the pieces I sold. There were a few things, though, that I didn’t know where I would put them or how they would work, but I just wasn’t ready to let them go.
This step-back cupboard was one of those pieces.
It’s been one of my favorite finds from the moment I found it lined up in a row of dusty furniture in a second-hand shop.
It had a few different homes in my last house and I loved how versatile it was. The base cabinet housed exercise weights, craft supplies, office supplies, and Legos at various times. The top almost always showcased ironstone.
But in our new house, it looked small compared to the 9′ ceilings. It looked dinky and the old paint lost its character and charm and just looked old.
It made me sad to see a piece I loved look so diminished in its new surroundings.
I moved it into my office and it faired better in there, but I still knew this piece wasn’t getting the attention it deserved.
So, I’m taking it with me to sell at Junk Bonanza. I may have to give it a hug before it goes to its new home (just be prepared if you’re the buyer!)
The cabinet wears old paint (not original, but probably 1950’s) and has original (working) latches and glass panes. It is sturdy and comes in two pieces, so it’s easy to move. (The top left piece of trim broke off when we moved it, but I still have the piece and will reattach it.)
I’m also selling the postal sorter I’ve used in my studio. I love this piece, but it was displaced when I shuffled furniture around in my studio.
I’m also selling these two tables that were also displaced during the great furniture scoot event…
I have a few old signs (like the Green Grocer sign and For Rent sign, both from my PA kitchen) and a few other smalls that I’m still rounding up. I am also bringing a big basket of “scratch and dent” MMS Milk Paint products. These are products that were returned from Amazon and are still in good, useable condition, but the packaging isn’t pretty enough to resell at full price. So, there will be some nice discounts!
In addition to selling antiques, I’ll be teaching MMS Milk Paint demos. We’ll do some informal demos at our booth, but I’ll be on the “stage” Thursday and Friday at noon, and Saturday at 11:00 am. You can see a full list of event activities HERE.
We’ll be setting up the booth on Wednesday and I’ll share pictures! I’ll also give updates on Instagram Stories if you want to follow along.
I look forward to meeting some of you there…