Tuesday, September 22, 2009

FOUND: by the curb, in the rain, just around the corner...

After a "Monday" at work, I was almost home and spied some "junk" alongside the curb - a nice little cabinet (and miscellaneous stuff with a "free" sign) that I should have stopped immediately to check out. But, it was a little drizzly, I was tired, and it was dinnertime (how does junk lose out over my stomach...not sure - guess it was a momentary lapse in good "junk" judgment...) - anyway, I'll keep going with this little tale...

So, when I got home I told my hubby about the cabinet (he loves when I want to bring home more junk...but at least it's not stray animals that you have to feed, right??), and we decided to check it out on our way to the grocery store - in the meantime, we ate, washed dishes, took the dog for a walk...and THEN left for the store. (This was about an hour and a half later...and I was sure it would be gone.)

Hey Jersey, ready for a "w-a-l-k" (gotta spell it)...?

When we drove up my husband thought it just looked like a bathroom vanity or something (men....ha ha)...BUT upon closer inspection - (actually a quick look as we slowly drove by) - I realized the little cabinet I spied was the bottom half of an antique (oak) Hoosier cabinet - woo hoo and holy cow! So, a quick turn around (without hitting any oncoming traffic) and we whipped the door open on the van, loaded her up - and it was ours (mine)!!

Isn't she lovely?? (and she's got lots of good years left in her...)

It's a little dirty (no problem), and needs a repair to a rail on the top (no problem) - but is as sturdy as can be and will make an AWESOME project desk for my basement workshop. I love the aluminum on the top (that'll hold up to a lot of crafty abuse),

There are little shelves inside the door, dividers in the top drawer, and the bottom drawer is a "bread drawer" lined in aluminum - so there's some great storage! And, the cutting board is still intact...

(love those old glass knobs...)
I'm so excited - will show pics after I get it cleaned and set up in its new "home"!

P.S. And...I think I'll keep my eye out to see if they throw out her top cabinet...ya never know!

Have a great day and wishing you lots of great junk!


Coming soon: Our weekend at the Springfield Extravaganza!!


  1. Ack! I can't believe you found that beautiful piece! Can't wait to see it all fixed and shined up!

  2. Kathy, Awesome find! Did you do well at Springfield? Hope you had fun. I saw on Sue's Blog that you two met up. We should get the Ohio blog girls together for junking and making fun! Pam

  3. what a great find! I love those kind of days! I once found a buffet and of course it started to rain as I was getting it home. It still held up. What we do for junk! :)

  4. What an unbelievably amazing score! Wow. Speechless here. It's like Christmas come early, isn't it? SO happy for you!

  5. What a great find, and its oak, can't go wrong there.

  6. CANNOT believe someone would put that piece curbside. How could they not want it? Amazing find!!

  7. Wow! What an awesome find...cannot believe it was still there when you went back! The rain must have slowed down the junkers that day...Lucky you! *elaine*

  8. Im so jealous, it is gorgeous, obviously meant for you!! I dont understand why they would throw it out!

  9. What a great find! I can't wait to see what you do with it!~Patti

  10. all i can say is wow..what an awesome find!!

  11. Wow Kathy. Congrats on another awesome curbside find.

  12. Oh my gosh are you ever lucky! I love it! :-)

  13. Thanks everybody - I've been cleaning it (it smells really "old" - LOL - found a metal tag on it - May 15, 1908), so have been airing it out. Will make room for it this weekend (I hope) - and put it to work!

    Pam - Springfield was awesome - the weather and the sales - and it was so much fun meeting Sue - and yep - us Buckeye girls definitely need to get together!!

    Have a wonderful day!!! Kathy

  14. Hey Kathy, This is indeed a find!! I can't believe you found it on the curb. When you get it done, it will be awesome, I'm sure.
    Talk soon, hugs, Sue

  15. UNBELieVABLE Kathy!!!! I never find any awesome junk on the curb...just empty cardboard boxes..will keep looking curbside.
    Happy day.

  16. Kathy,

    I just awarded you the Honest Scrap Award... Stop by my blog to pick it up! Congrats!

    Jane @ Finding Fabulous

  17. don't you love it when good junk comes your way. wow...it found you...it was meant to be!!! those knobs are amazing and that piece is worth losing a meal over...hahaha.
    you are one lucky junker!! that piece is roadkill worth scraping up. i love it. thanks for sharing.

  18. I have the exact Hoosier cabinet... it is from the early 30's... mine has a white tin tabletop that slides in and out...with the cabinet on top... I think yours might have had that too at one time... if you would like I can send you a pic of mine just email me and I will dig it out... lucky you... I won't tell you what mine cost because I can't see through the tears right now... LOL.. enjoy I love mine.


Thanks! It was so sweet of you to pop in for a visit! Have a blessed day!