I’ve been patiently awaiting the discovery of the perfect vintage storage piece for my future barn studio. I was in search of it when I found this antique hardware cabinet at the flea market recently, and though it’s going to make one incredible organizer, I knew it wasn’t the piece. Just the other day, while shopping in one of my favorite stores in town- Sienna Antiques, I heard a sweet sound from the third floor. I made my way up and there she was, gently calling to me. Not only was she on sale, but the kind dealer dropped the price for me just a bit more to make the whole deal happen at half the original price. (Thanks Cindy!) The piece has a 25-drawer base and two glass sliding doors opening to the shelving unit. (I’ll need to have a few extra shelves cut to match.) The two pieces stacked stand nearly 8-feet tall and stretch 6-feet wide. Each drawer handle hardware has recessed framed areas for labeling. The cabinet is now safely stored in my garage awaiting it’s new home this fall.
With a bit of research I found one of the products, Wanous Shampoo Bags, at it’s drawer’s same price in the Register of Women’s Clubs book of 1916. Speaking of research…Check out the cabinet I mention in the first paragraph above. A very kind reader did a bit of research on my behalf and you won’t believe what we found out about it. You’ll find the story in the comments of that post.