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 ย (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:

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Restoring an Antique Church Pew

How to Shop for Antiques on a Budget

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34 Comments

  1. Judy wrote:

    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.

    Posted 1.8.18 Reply
  2. Amber Hummel wrote:

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

    Posted 1.8.18 Reply
  3. Lorraine wrote:

    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.

    Posted 1.8.18 Reply
  4. Tammy Ganci wrote:

    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

    Posted 1.8.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      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!

      Posted 1.8.18 Reply
  5. Kim wrote:

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

    Posted 1.8.18 Reply
  6. Beth Levenstein wrote:

    Beautiful cabinet! Happy Anniversary!

    Posted 1.8.18 Reply
  7. Stephanie wrote:

    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!

    Posted 1.8.18 Reply
  8. Kathy wrote:

    Love the cabinet and what a super job you did styling it! What fun!! Oh and Happy Anniversary! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

    Posted 1.8.18 Reply
  9. Happy Anniversary! I love your new corner cabinet! I have two corner cabinets and love them so much. One belonged to my Mom.

    Posted 1.8.18 Reply
  10. Prudy wrote:

    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!

    Posted 1.8.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

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

      Posted 1.8.18 Reply
  11. Kimberly wrote:

    Love how you styled it!

    Kim

    Posted 1.8.18 Reply
  12. Mary wrote:

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

    Posted 1.8.18 Reply
  13. 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 โค๏ธ

    Posted 1.8.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

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

      Posted 1.8.18 Reply
  14. Vicki wrote:

    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!

    Posted 1.8.18 Reply
  15. Angela Servello wrote:

    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, ๐Ÿ™

    Posted 1.8.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

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

      Posted 1.8.18 Reply
  16. Janette Gage wrote:

    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! Canโ€™t get any better than that!
    Happy Anniversary with many more junkin days in your future.

    Posted 1.8.18 Reply
  17. Sheila Nokes wrote:

    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.

    Posted 1.8.18 Reply
  18. Marilyn wrote:

    Congratulations on the cabinet. It is quite lovely.
    Marilyn

    Posted 1.8.18 Reply
  19. Joan wrote:

    Thank You for sharing. The cabinet is beautiful.
    Joan

    Posted 1.8.18 Reply
  20. Glad that you had a great and successful Antique trip. Looking forward to your finds. Love the cabinet.
    Marion

    Posted 1.8.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thanks so much Marion!

      Posted 1.8.18 Reply
  21. 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.

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    • Sarah wrote:

      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!

      Posted 1.8.18 Reply
  22. Kathleen Skiba wrote:

    Love the cabinet! I know you told us about your chandelier in the past, but I canโ€™t remember where you purchased it. Would love one like it!

    Posted 1.8.18 Reply
  23. Michelle wrote:

    Such a great find, Sarah! And it fits perfectly on that spot- like it was meant to be there! And you didnโ€™t have to paint it or anything?! Itโ€™s beautiful…love it ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›

    Posted 1.8.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

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

      Posted 1.8.18 Reply
  24. Ivory wrote:

    Fabulous job. Fabulous husband. Fabulous cabinet. Happy anniversary

    Posted 1.9.18 Reply
  25. Michelle Johnston wrote:

    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.

    Posted 1.17.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      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!

      Posted 1.18.18 Reply

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