Best Piece of Junk So Far

2.07.2017

I'm on a roll finding things I have been on the hunt for. Saturday I lucked up on this beautiful old mahogany cabinet at a new flea market in the north Georgia mountains, actually across the line in Otto, NC.

This shot was taken in the flea market. Excuse the poor phone shots.

I shared this shot on instagram. The cabinet needed some TLC so Mr. Savvy placed it on the table so he could easily get to the legs that were a bit loose. The quilt was not harmed. 😀

The back has two panels covered in this old faded green fabric. That will be removed and either painted or I may use more fabric.

The legs are nice and sturdy now so now it's my turn to transform this piece. You can't see it in the photos, but the glass is nice and wavy.

Pretty detail at the top.

There are two drawers and there are three shelves that go inside and of course the back board which had a bad crack down the center so that is being worked on too.

Mr. Savvy really enjoyed working on this and told me it is the best piece of junk I have brought home so far. Wow, I can't believe he said that!
He usually just rolls his eyes.

41 comments:

  1. That is a pretty cabinet! I'm sure it will be gorgeous when you're done with it. Personally, I would have a hard time deciding to paint it...but that's just me. Can't wait to see it finished! Glad the quilt wasn't damaged...ha, ha, that was my first thought when I saw that picture. Have a delightful day!

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  2. It's beautiful. I can't wait to see what you do with it!

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  3. That's beautiful now, can only imagine how beautiful it will be when you finish with it
    Mary

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  4. I love those two little skinny drawers on the bottom. Very cute piece.

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  5. Wow! That is a fantastic find. What fun you will have displaying your season treasures!

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  6. Love this piece and can't wait to see you work your magic! Happy Tuesday!

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  7. It a beautiful piece. Glad you could see the potential.

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  8. From your instagram pix I thought it might be an armoire, because the glass looked mirrored! Now I can see the wavy glass!

    I have my grandparents first bed, which is mahogany in a guest room.

    Yucky on the green fabric, beadboard or something similar might look good. Will be interested to see what you do!

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  9. Wow that is a great "piece of junk" LOL... certainly not junk! It will be fun to see what you do with it.

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  10. What a great piece! Can't wait to see what you do with it.

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  11. Beautiful, where is the new flea? I recently found a "new to me" place on my way to Cleveland. I can't remember the name but it's on 129, on the left before you go into town. Hugh place, would probably be an all day event to see it all.

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  12. I'm in the market for something similar. Do you mind telling me where this flea market is, since I live in the N. Ga. mountains? I'd like to visit it. It's a fabulous find, and I can't wait to see what you do with it. kathygail2000@yahoo.com (Sharing Shadymont)

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  13. I love this piece. My Grandmother had one in her hallway for many years. Not sure what happened to it, but wish I had it. I would have a hard time painting this piece, but I am sure it will be beautiful when you're finished with it!

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  14. What a gorgeous piece. My mom has something similar that belonged to her grandmother. Similar in color, shorter legs and more shelves with the same two drawers at the bottom, but with wood sides instead of the glass. Same skeleton key lock to hold the doors shut. Hers has always been known as the 'doll cabinet'as her grandmother started a doll collection for her when she was two years old and the dolls resided in there for many years. Her oldest doll is now 75 years old. Many of the dolls are now stored in boxes and the 'doll cabinet' holds her fairly extensive Fostoria American collection. It will be exciting to see how you put it to use in your home and any changes that you make to it.

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  15. Wonderful piece, Kim! I laughed at Mr. Savvy's reaction... :-) Can't wait to see it when you're done working your magic on it!

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  16. My Grandmother had a piece like this, I wish I knew what ever happened to it! I am sure you will work your magic on it and am anxious to see what you do!

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  17. What a find!! My grandmother had one similar this when I was a child. Glass sides and front and a skeleton key to close it. So beautiful.
    Can't wait to see what you do with it. I have a feeling it will be proudly residing on your dining room 🙂

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  18. What an aMAZing -piece of junk??- I think not!
    How I wish it was MINE! I know you'll make it even more amazing, but, depending on the wood, I'll bet it would look awesome stripped raw and only waxed!
    AWESOME FIND!
    Catherine

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  19. Kim that is a great piece indeed. It sounds as if you have made a believer in your talents with Mr. Savvy. It has wonderful lines and then you add wavy glass that is even better. Have fun playing with your new piece.

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  20. I can't wait to see the transformation of this great find! It's very similar to my china cabinet!

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  21. It's a beautiful find!

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  22. What a beautiful piece. Looking at the fabric covered back panels, you can see how much the fabric has faded. The edges are much darker/brighter.

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  23. Great piece!...and if Mr. Savvy says that it is the best piece of junk you brought home..then it truly must be!!...Now I wonder where you will put it!??!

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  24. This is a gorgeous piece and I can't wait to see how you transform it.

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  25. Ditto on the comments of I can't wait to see what you are going to do with it. What a find!! And where are you going to put it in your home?

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  26. It is a beautiful find, Kim! How nice your husband is enjoying working on it, too!

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  27. What a great piece Kim!

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  28. What a great old piece, Kim. Wow! That was really a find....can't wait to see it all 'gussied up'. xo Diana

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  29. Hate to see that painted!

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    1. Sorry, but it is not in good shape. It's old and crazed and warped boards, etc.

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  30. Oooh, that is a beauty! I love the medallion at the top. I'll be interested to see what you do to it!

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  31. Oh, what a fabulous piece. I know your will work your magic on it.

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  32. Beautiful find! Can't wait to see it after you work your paint magic!

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  33. GREAT FIND! You are very lucky to have "Mr. Savvy" and I'm sure you already know that. His big interest and approval is sweet. Keep us all posted as we anxiously await the reveal!!

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  34. Kim it would be fun to be able to add a photo with our comment. Some of us do not know how.

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    1. Nancy, I don't think that can be done with blogger. You can in the comments on my facebook page.

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