I've posted before about this sweet chest that my husband's grandfather made out of reclaimed wood and wooden crates and boxes. He had it in his garage for YEARS. It held misc. tools and parts to the antique cars he collected and LOVED. Matt and I have always been attracted to it. I can remember him showing it to me about 25 years ago! Knowing our weird attachment to it, Matt's grandmother graciously offered it to us last year. We scrubbed (well Matt did and I supervised, lol) it down and vacuumed and wiped all of it's million drawers. We've been slowly collecting mismatched crystal knobs to replace the mismatched wooden knobs and we are probably half way done at this point. It's sits lovingly in all it's rustic glory behind our couch as a console table. I love that when you open the different drawers they have great vintage lettering on some of them advertising shoes or produce. (I we thought this re-use, re-new, re-do was a new idea?!) She has a few more knobs than last time I showed her off, I figured it was about time again. Do you have something that you hold close to your heart because of it's sentiment?
She may not be as lovely and refined as these apothecary and card catalog cabinets but we love her just the same!
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