Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Stephanie inspired cabinet

I was at an impasse about halfway through this one.  Stephanie came down and said "put this ceiling tin here and add fleur-de-lis.  After that it worked out great.

SUNSHINE cabinet

For this cabinet I used "SUNSHINE" from an old cookstove I picked up at a flea market.  The sun is fashioned from ceiling tin.  About 10 years ago I was trash picking in Manchester NH when I found a dumpster with remnants of an old Victorian house.  Besides a lot of great wood and trim pieces there was about 500 pounds of ceiling tin. It took 3 trips in my Toyota station wagon but I got all of it.

"Anchor Brand" cabinet

I had this anchor for awhile hanging in my shop, it has  HOPE embossed on it.  The "Anchor Brand" words are from a turn of the century clothes wringer.