Sometimes furniture isn’t just a piece of wood and some hardware. Often times a piece of furniture is so much more than that – it may be the turn of a leg, beautiful molding, a great crystal knob or a gorgeous patina from years of age. My favorite pieces of furniture are ones that have a story. Ones that I grew up enjoying in our homes when I was little. I still have a cabinet in the kitchen that my mom stored all my school papers. I treasure a console table that was handmade and passed onto my mom. Finally, I couldn’t give up the bedroom set that I had since I was two and is now John’s. I transformed it with the Union Flag and still need to work on his nightstand.
Anyway, when a friend told me about this corner cabinet that she wanted help with I was happy to oblige. It was the only piece of furniture she has from her childhood home and while it may not be expensive it is priceless (holding so many memories of the past).
Over several moves and the passage of time, the little corner cabinet needed some TLC.
Some close up photos: