The Story. This old Pie-safe cabinet is over 100 years old and belonged to my great grandmother who came over from England. She used it to hold her flour and sugar in her kitchen (love that). Then when my grandparents got married and bought the old house they used if for awhile but then moved it outside to the little original old house. And there is sat for over 50 years in the dirt, while rain and snow dripped through the roof onto it, until I found it and rescued it.
Here it sits outside of the old house, kind of more like a shack now. I love to go in there though and just imagine what life was like back then.
And this is the dirt hole that it sat in for 50 years
It was so dirty I first used an air compressor to blow off all the dirt (and then had to use it on myself)
I spent days and days (months and months) scraping off coat after coat of paint. It was mostly likely lead paint so I used a mask and goggles.
So 4 coats of old paint and one coat of old varnish scraped off later....
It was ready to be sanded and primed.
Primed. I used Killz because it hides the old smell and some old oil stains.
Ta-Da! Ok, so the bottom drawer that is tilted open is where my great grandma kept the flour and the drawer up top that tilts open is the where she kept the sugar.
Here it is, painted and glazed! I love the way it turned out!
I kept the old screen on the pie safe doors and these are the original knobs.
These knobs on the drawers I got from Anthropologie.
Glazing on the drawers.
This is an original old knob on the flour drawer,it's made of wood, pretty cute.
This is also the original knob on the sugar drawer.
Like I said you can't go wrong with yellow!
Thanks for letting me share a bit of my heritage.