Antique Farmhouse Cabinet

Hellllllllllo and happy Monday! You guys, guess what I got to do this weekend?? I went antiquing for the first time in like 6 months. Really, it’s been at least that long since I had a good old fashioned junkin’ day. Maybe even longer. What kind of malarkey is that?! Apparently there isn’t a lot of extra time for junkin’ when you’ve got a newborn and two other little people to take care of. But it finally happened this weekend. My husband and I were actually celebrating our anniversary (11 years–yay us!) and the older kiddos were at their grandparents for a visit, so we headed out with the baby to find a few vintage goodies. Thankfully he enjoys it as much as I do and he’s even got a pretty good eye when it comes to finding treasures. We ended up at a barn sale and a few of my favorite antique shops. It was soooooo much fun and we came home with a couple new goodies that I’ll be sharing with you guys soon. And to make this weekend even better, my parents brought me an antique farmhouse cabinet for our dining room! It was at one of the antiques shops in my hometown and I had been eyeing it for months. Well I finally decided to make an offer and they accepted! Now I have a snazzy new cabinet in my dining room.

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My #1 tip when it comes to buying anything from antiques shops is to always make an offer below the asking price. Now I realize some folks might night feel comfortable making an offer, but this simple strategy has saved me a lot of money over the years. And I figure, why not ask?? Most people are happy to negotiate a bit and sometimes if you’re lucky they’ll negotiate a lot. For example, this cabinet was priced at $175. My dad heard they were itching to get rid of it, so I told him to offer $100 for me. And they took it!

Antique Farmhouse Cabinet

Antique Farmhouse Cabinet

Antique Farmhouse Cabinet

Antique Farmhouse Cabinet

When I first spotted this cabinet several months ago I was instantly in love–the planked panel in the back is my favorite part. Someone took the glass out of the upper doors, but I actually don’t mind that. I just wish I knew some history on it, but I’m pretty sure it was a built-in taken from an old farmhouse. Thankfully it fits perfectly in this spot! Now the only problem is I want three more just like it for every corner in our dining room. No big deal.

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I styled it up with a few white pitchers, dinner plates, and a bit of greenery. Just the usual stuff, but I love the simplicity of this look and it really completes our dining room. Plus there’s actually a decent amount of storage on the bottom half of this cabinet, so it’s a great spot to keep lots of stuff like plates and big mixing bowls. Or hide things from my kids. Either way, it’s super handy. And I gotta say, knowing that I got this cabinet for such a great price makes me love it even more. I tell ya–don’t be afraid to bargain on antiques. You’ll probably be surprised how much moolah you can save yourself!

Thanks so much for stopping in to hang out today. Here’s a few other posts with pretty vintage things you might enjoy:

I Found Antique Corbels!

Restoring an Antique Church Pew

How to Shop for Antiques on a Budget

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34 Comments

  1. 1.8.18
    Judy said:

    Congrats on getting your new corner cabinet. Love it, and what a great price. Happy 11 th anniversary. . What a fun day you two had.

  2. 1.8.18
    Amber Hummel said:

    I love your cabinet! We had one very similar in our previous house and I miss it sometimes!

  3. 1.8.18
    Lorraine said:

    I had a built in corner cabinet in my previous home. I loved it. In addition to the display areas, underneath is a lot of room for odd sized serving pieces. Happy Anniversary.

  4. 1.8.18
    Tammy Ganci said:

    Happy Anniversary!!!! I love the cabinet!!! I have one that is similar from my Grandmothers Cellar. It had about 6 coats of every color paint you can imagine in the 90 years its been on Gods green earth. My hubby took the time to strip it down the bare wood and he painted it a bright no undertone white. It looks amazing in the corner of my hallway that leads to the bedrooms. One of my fav pieces in the house so I know how much you are going to love yours!!! Enjoy your family, your home and a beautiful blessed day.

    Love your blog friend,
    Tammy

    • 1.8.18
      Sarah said:

      That sounds awesome Tammy! And how sweet of your hubby to strip it down to the bare wood and repaint it. Sounds like a beautiful piece!

  5. 1.8.18
    Kim said:

    Love this cabinet! Wish I could find one. You have it styled so pretty too!

  6. 1.8.18
    Beth Levenstein said:

    Beautiful cabinet! Happy Anniversary!

  7. 1.8.18
    Stephanie said:

    I cannot believe how PERFECT that cabinet looks in that corner!! It’s like it’s always been there! I do not have a space to put a cabinet in my house, so I will just love up on yours!! Ha! Happy Anniversary!

  8. 1.8.18
    Kathy said:

    Love the cabinet and what a super job you did styling it! What fun!! Oh and Happy Anniversary! 🎉🎉

  9. 1.8.18

    Happy Anniversary! I love your new corner cabinet! I have two corner cabinets and love them so much. One belonged to my Mom.

  10. 1.8.18
    Prudy said:

    Oh..I love this! So, I have one very similar to this that a little old lady who lived down the street from us gave to me when I was 18 years old. I’m 56 now, and still have it! Honestly? I don’t think I appreciated it as much as I thought I did, until a couple of years ago. I just painted it a creamy white color about 2 months ago, and have been searching for ideas of how to decorate it! I love the creamers, the plates, and the greens that give it a lovely pop of color. Thank you for sharing!

    • 1.8.18
      Sarah said:

      oh wow, that’s so awesome you’ve held on to that cabinet for so long! It sounds lovely.

  11. 1.8.18
    Kimberly said:

    Love how you styled it!

    Kim

  12. 1.8.18
    Mary said:

    Love your new cabinet! Looks like it has always been there. And Happy Anniversary!!

  13. 1.8.18

    WOWOWOWOW I LOVE this cabinet!!! I can’t believe that no one had bought it before you and that you got such a great deal on it! And you didn’t even have to paint it yourself! DOUBLE BONUS!! It looks like it was meant to be in your dining room ❤️

    • 1.8.18
      Sarah said:

      Right?! I was surprised it had lasted so long at the shop. Lucky for meeeeeee!

  14. 1.8.18
    Vicki said:

    Love it! You did a beautiful job styling it, and it’s perfect for your dining room. One of my very favorite things to do is go antiquing/junking, and thankful my husband doesn’t mind going with me! Happy anniversary!

  15. 1.8.18
    Angela Servello said:

    Happy anniversary! Eleven years and counting, quite an achievement by today’s standards. Congratulations to you both. Love and respect him even when you can’t stand him, hee hee, and you will have many more years together. On another note, love your corner cabinet. What a great score. Have a blessed day, 🙏

    • 1.8.18
      Sarah said:

      Thanks Angela! I’m pretty proud of our 11 years. Hopefully we have many more to come!

  16. 1.8.18
    Janette Gage said:

    Beautiful! It leaves me wanting more and more history on this piece. Kudos to your dad for doing the negotiating and your parents for bringing it to your home! Can’t get any better than that!
    Happy Anniversary with many more junkin days in your future.

  17. 1.8.18
    Sheila Nokes said:

    I found one very similar at an antique store in Port Orchard WA. I just love it. It is snug on the corner of my dining room and holds all my China. Now I have gotten my mom’s dining set and china cabinet and am in the process Of refinishing the old Duncan Fife set. They should all fit in my dining room nicely.

  18. 1.8.18
    Marilyn said:

    Congratulations on the cabinet. It is quite lovely.
    Marilyn

  19. 1.8.18
    Joan said:

    Thank You for sharing. The cabinet is beautiful.
    Joan

  20. 1.8.18
    MarionMPC@aol.com said:

    Glad that you had a great and successful Antique trip. Looking forward to your finds. Love the cabinet.
    Marion

    • 1.8.18
      Sarah said:

      Thanks so much Marion!

  21. 1.8.18

    It’s adorable! I have one that is very similar to that sitting down in my basement, but have no where to put it. I bought it about 25 or 30 years ago and stripped it of several layers of paint, stained it and painted a folk art design on it….it would look awesome painted white too…maybe I’ll get to that one of these days…LOL.

    • 1.8.18
      Sarah said:

      Oh you should definitely get it out Brenda! I think a cabinet like this would also look great in a bathroom. It would make great storage!

  22. 1.8.18
    Kathleen Skiba said:

    Love the cabinet! I know you told us about your chandelier in the past, but I can’t remember where you purchased it. Would love one like it!

  23. 1.8.18
    Michelle said:

    Such a great find, Sarah! And it fits perfectly on that spot- like it was meant to be there! And you didn’t have to paint it or anything?! It’s beautiful…love it 💛💛💛

    • 1.8.18
      Sarah said:

      I was so lucky it was already white, so I didn’t have to do a thing!

  24. 1.9.18
    Ivory said:

    Fabulous job. Fabulous husband. Fabulous cabinet. Happy anniversary

  25. 1.17.18
    Michelle Johnston said:

    That little cabinet was ment to be yours, it looks great there like it was built for that spot. Happy 11th to you guys. I have to ask (fellow Coloradoan) is that a word? What antique store did you go to? There are 2 down here in the Springs that are pretty great.

    • 1.18.18
      Sarah said:

      I go all over the place! If you’re ever down in the southeast part of the state stop by La Junta and Rocky Ford, they have the best antique shops and the prices are dirt cheap!