Welcome to another edition of History and Home, the place for all things home-related (decor, DIY, homemaking) and olde (vintage, antiques, and history) – we can cover a lot with such a broad link party! Glad to have you all here, whether you’re here to share a blog story of your own, or to read what others have shared.
Last week I showed you the progress we’d made on the screen porch we’re building. Today I’m showing you an antique cabinet we’re going to use out there. We’ve had this little gem for many years, having used it in our kitchen when we lived down in Charleston. It’s been in my Dad’s old workshop since then, and as you can see it now needs some repairs and a paint job.
It came out of an 1820s house in Walterboro, South Carolina that my father was restoring for a historic preservation association. They were going to open it for tours, and have done so since. This cabinet was in the basement, sitting on the dirt floor, in pieces! Daddy showed it to the association’s president, and asked what he should do with it. The president told him to throw it in the construction debris dumpster. Thankfully, Daddy threw it in his truck! He put it back together and fixed it up, and it was perfect in our red-and-white kitchen we had in those days. I can’t wait to put it back into use on our screen porch!
Now it’s your turn to share what you’ve been working on, thanks for joining in!