We were driving down the road and saw this china cabinet set somewhat near the road. Not on the curb though mind you. I LOVED it. But, no one was home and it wasn't at the street so we weren't sure it was really being thrown out. It was still there the next day, and there was someone home, so we asked. And he was throwing it out!
So we loaded it up and lugged it home. Did I mention the other half of the cottage crew (my husband) was less than impressed? I still loved it.
So, today in 30 degree weather, I washed it up (it was a bit mildewy and had barn ick). I wouldn't suggest washing your wooden furniture, but I wanted warm water...and it was pretty dirty. I plan to paint it in a shabby cottage style and replace the broken glass with chicken wire.
Here's my latest find, from the Paramount Furniture Company in Warren PA in as found condition:
It wasn't originally black by the way...check out how the laminate is peeling on the door:
Look at the beautiful handle:
See the detail work:
The original shipping label information with the model number: