I have this hoosier cabinet.
It sits on my back porch.
I use it to hold garden stuff.
When I first got it, it was painted white.
That first picture was taken after I scraped off the peeling part.
The bad person that I am did not seal the freshly peeled paint.
So the white paint peeled off in big chunks.
And bits and pieces of the 3 layers of green paint peeled off in little pieces.
And I got tired of sweeping up paint.
And water ruined the veneer layer on one of the sides.
So then the beautiful hoosier cabinet got ugly.
I know. This picture makes ugly look kind of interesting.
But this one -
not so much.
And by the time all the flakes and ruined veneer came off it looked a little like this.
And this picture is flattering.
So it got painted.
Two coats of Miss Mustard Seed Lucketts Green Milk Paint
Then a layer of Miss Mustard Seed Hemp Oil.
Then a coat of CeCe Caldwell Light Antiquing Wax.
Then two coats of this -
I bought it 2 years ago.
To seal the hoosier cabinet.
See how I roll?
The guy at the Benjamin Moore store swore it was non-yellowing. We'll see.
Then I found 6 knobs at the Pier 1 for 99 cents each!
They were brassy and I didn't want brassy.
So I brushed some white paint over them.
I wanted to find some neat little garden tool knobs.
And I did.
For about $25 bucks each.
Too much for me.
The whole cabinet is still a little boring to me.
I loaded her up with some colorful stuff.
The chippy helps.
I love the old green showing through.
Notice how the knobs don't line up?
The wood panel on the back of the top cabinet is warped and loose and the cabinet is off square. I guess I need to replace this panel. So the cabinet can be square and all.
I like the idea of the whole hoosier cabinet thing.
See that rusty flour bin? With the built in sifter? Tell me that wouldn't be way cool to have in your kitchen.
For a cool $175 bucks I can get a replacement one.
If my kitchen was big enough for a cabinet like this I would SO have a hoosier cabinet in it.
You can get a sugar bin/dispenser, a hanging rack of spice jars, an extracts rack, and many other amazing accessories.
I would have the most rockin' baking station imaginable.
Wow! I just noticed that I took this picture while the bowl was falling backwards!
I must be a fabulous photographer....
Did I mention I have a weakness for buckets?
Which is better? Galvanized buckets or hoosier cabinets?
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