Pairing of Two Vintage Pieces ~
At first glance the Hoosier top we spotted @ an auction wasn't a very attractive piece. It was a mess! Looking past the ugly finish on it we realized that it was structurally in very good shape. We weren't quite sure how we would use half of a Hoosier but we loved the style of it so we bought it.
My husband, Randy began stripping away the many layers of paint that had been applied to it throughout the decades. As he removed the layers he found out that originally it had been turquoise with small Bing cherries on the door panels. So our plan was to try to restore it to the original color.
About that time we found this great vintage porcelain table with turned legs & curved leaves @ a flea market. We thought the two pieces would go well together so our plan changed & we decided to use the colors from the table to unify the 2 pieces.
We removed one of the leaves from the table & took it to Lowes to have the paint color matched. The interior was painted the creamy off white & the exterior the green from the table top edge. Randy attached the cabinet to the wall & we placed the table underneath it.
The bread box inside the Hoosier top.
I often times leave the right side door that's next to the wall open to be able to see the items displayed inside ~ An old sugar sack is displayed hanging over the door.
Among the items displayed in the Hoosier top are Jadeite, green depression glass, Hazel Atlas hoosier S & P shakers, old enamelware, an old scale etc....
I love the little drawer with the vintage glass knob on it! If you look above the knob on the pull out leaf you will see the makers mark.
This is the side view of where the leaves slide in under the table top. We haven't done anything to the table except to scrub it. (Eventually we may strip & repaint it.) It has some marks on it & some chipped paint but I'm okay with that. ~ It just shows that it's been well loved!
A look from above at the curved pull out leaf. Love the shape of the leaves!
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Published April 19th, 2014 10:31 PM
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