Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Vintage Farm Charm

I came across a cabinet made of crates and old windows at a farm auction awhile back.  It was covered in cobwebs and had a few broken panes, but I knew it was destined to come home with me.  The auctioneer described it as an egg cabinet.  There are slats for shelves spaced about five or six inches apart, so the idea that it was used for eggs made sense.  My husband thought I was crazy to spend any money on it, much less the two dollars that I bid and won with.

Recently, I sold the primitive cupboard that I used to hold some of my magazines (Country Living, Romantic Homes, Early American Life, etc.)  I am I self-confessed magazine junkie -- but that's another story.  Anyway, I just knew this cabinet would be a perfect replacement.  So we washed it up and put the thick plank shelves in it, put it in place and UGH! -- my magazines don't fit, at least not standing upright.

So here is my dilemma, find something thinner, like Masonite, to make new shelves.  Or, find another use for this cabinet (possibly sell it) and go out and find a more functional piece to house my mags.  Of course my mom suggested that I downsize my periodical collection, LOL, what is she thinking! 

I'd love to hear what you think I should do.

Only one shelf accommodates the magazines standing upright.  What to do? What to do?


  1. Susan,
    What a glorious problem to have.I love, love the cupboard. Magazines going flat??? Then something cute on top?
    And your property....I can't even begin to imagine leaving something so gorgeous....hoping the new is even better for you!!

  2. Thanks for the suggestion Lynn. Sometimes the answer is so obvious we can't see it. I'm going to give it try and I'll post the results.