My friend does demolition work and happened to let me know about a home he was in the process of tearing down because he knows I love salvaged pieces. Sad, but the home was in disrepair and had to be sacrificed for progress. When I got to the job site I found this wonderful Wall Cupboard on top of old wood laying in a corner. I thought the form was good and even though the paint was mostly intact there were layers underneath that just needed to be bought to life. This piece was a built ~ in and used in the pantry of this 1930's home to store spices and the like. The left side has never been painted because it was set up against either another hanging cupboard or a wall. See image 3. This "neat find" is looking for a new home to reside in and I hope it will be a piece you can call your own!
When I got the cupboard home I was able to expose several layers of eggshell white and sage green paint to enhance it's character and primitive appeal. The overall paint is a light putty color with a soft salmon tone mixed in. I toned down this color by using a combination of nutmeg, chocolate, and cinnamon hues in my antiquing process that was applied to the entire piece. I am pleased with the results and hope you are too!
The cupboard boasts four shelves and the bottom shelf is large enough to display small children's books as shown in image 1. The small top shelf is hidden behind the curtain but can be seen from the back of image 5. This piece is heavy and solid as it was fashioned from 3/4" wood. The nails on the left and right side have been countersunk and there is some darkening in the wood surrounding a few of these nails. The front and back do not show any signs of nails on the surface as putty may have been applied to conceal the nails .
I made a small make ~ do curtain out of an old money bag which has two small areas on the left side that show wear in the canvas fabric! The bag was gently aged and hung by string that securely wraps around the two newer nails positioned on either side. This curtain displays well on this piece and does add such warm character! A hanging sugar cone looks right at home hung on the curtain and does come with this purchase.
This wall cupboard has so many nice display opportunities either hung in your kitchen, bathroom or laundry room! A dark treenware display would be such a nice accent to this piece because of the dynamic contrast. A cute rescued cupboard that will add a special touch of primitive pleasure to your homestead! It's a keeper! Enjoy! The cupboard stands 24" Tall, 15 3/4" across & 5" Deep. The distance of the top shelf is 3 1/2" Tall & 14 1/4"" across, the second shelf is 4 1/4" Tall, the third shelf is 4 1/2" Tall & lastly the fourth shelf at the bottom is 8 1/4" Tall. All of the shelves are 14 1/4" across. ~Freight (Parcel Post) & Insurance included ~within the continental U.S.