Sunday, August 23, 2009


My neighbor had these cabinets in a yard sale. They are super well made and heavy. The drawers are deep and roomy. They sat on his lawn for a couple of days, so I casually wandered over yesterday afternoon to see how much he wanted for them. At $10 apiece, I wasted no time in getting to the ATM to make a withdrawal. These two units were stored in a closet inside my neighbor's house so they cleaned up well with a little elbow grease. He said he has a couple of more in his garage and I let him know that I want them if decides to get rid of them.

I'm looking to add legs and I'm definitely leaning towards the tapered brushed steel. The pulls on the drawers are brushed steel as well, plus I really like the mid-century vibe of the tapered leg.

I might paint them. I spotted these cabinets on Ebay, and I really like the color combinations. The drawer units would look neat in a similar color palate.

When you live in a 900 sq. foot house, you're always looking for ways to add attractive storage. Ikea has some wonderful solutions, but the nearest store is in Atlanta, some 175 miles down the road. Besides, I simply do not have the money to spend a few grand on a wardrobe system. I am still pinching myself over my lucky find.

I also happened upon this sewing cabinet on Craigslist. I have the Rocketeer and thought this would be a good match. Again, I like the mid-century vibe of the piece, and it's very well made.

I don't think this cabinet is a Singer cabinet, although I can make it work. I'm still debating on whether or not I will keep it, as I'll have to get rid of something to in order to fit it in. I do like it, though. Decisions, decisions. If all else fails, I should be able to relist it on Craigslist and recoup my $30.

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