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Something Old

Sometimes you find something that you love in an unexpected place.


Something that yells vintage to you with it's perfect 1940's green color and it's construction
Something that you know you love the minute you see it even if at that moment you find it
it is covered in old dust, oil and crusty rusty bits



A couple weeks ago I shared the mini refresh that I gave the office




and promised more information about that little green vintage goodness in the corner.


This little treasure was sitting in the garage/shop when bought our house
where it was holding old cans of oil, little tools, piles of rusty nails
 and lots and lots of old layers of dust.





Even so, I loved it- especially it's vintage color and all those cute little cubbies even
though they were stained and worn.
So I had to clean it up as best I could and bring it inside.

Though some of the cubbies have a lot of damage that couldn't be cleaned up all the way
it works and will be perfect for my office/catch-all/project area to hold smaller items like rolls of ribbon, & jars and baskets or inspiring books on the bottom.
You gotta love a little cubby in a room!  ;)

Since it's a bit more rustic than the rest of my office area-
I love that little bit of an unexpected element that it brings.


Hope your weekend has been going great
see you soon with the how-to on building that little cedar crate

sharing at
wow
sns





34 comments

  1. What a perfect piece...I have a few items to drag in from the garage as well!

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  2. I love it and the color green is my favorite!
    greetings Judith from so cozy vintage (Holland)

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  3. Love the different pitchers for flowers! Thanks for sharing...Following from www.hickorytralblog.blogspot.com

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  4. Love your treasure! I also learned that our kitchen is from the 40's not the 50's, due to the green color, thanks for that tidbit about the green shade.

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  5. love all those cubbies. looking forward to your tutorial as I really would love to have hubs make one!

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  6. What a great piece for your office, Courtney! I can just see those little cubbies with some ribbon or lace spilling out of them. It makes for a great little storage piece for you.

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  7. Courtney, I was at Barnes and Noble last night and you were in every magazine that I picked up!! Congrats on all the lovely features of your home!!

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  8. I think your little cabinet with the cubbies will be just perfect. Just the right element of the unusual in your beautiful office.

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  9. How inspiring to not overlook something in a garage or shed. Beautiful inspiration.

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  10. What a darling shade of green. Luv finding unexpected treasures....
    Hugs, Gee

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  11. I love it, Courtney...it's cute and useful and it feels great to give something a new life. Perfect for your office, too!

    XO,
    Jane

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  12. So pretty and great storage too! Love the green!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  13. I love the color and style of the cubby and it's so versatile.

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  14. What a cool treasure to have found it in your garage too!I think it works perfectly in your home! Congratulations on all of your magazine features! Always a thrill to see your home featured!
    xx
    Anne

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  15. Such a gorgeous aged green--what a find!

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  16. What a darlin' little piece!

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  17. What an incredible piece and to have inherited it with your house, for free - yippie! Love it! Great uses and look! Hugs, Leena

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  18. That's a great find in the garage,

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  19. Love love love this, Courtney! What a perfect place to tuck all of your crafting supplies!! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  20. Great example of repurposing what others might call a throw-away. Love that old painted patina.

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  21. Hi Courtney!!

    I love that green as well!! The cubbie holes are amazing for holding stuff. I find that green is a great color in a room, even if it's the only object in the room that is green. You'll wonder how you survived without it this long.

    Have a great week!!!

    Pam
    xox

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  22. Beautiful! I love the way you styled it, gorgeous color.

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  23. That is a wonderful piece! You will love the functional use of it and it's just so cute!

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  24. Hello Courtney,
    Lucky you that they left it behind...looks so charming in your office.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  25. So pretty! Your photos are just so gorgeous, I could stare at them all day :)

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  26. I so love the "green vintage goodness" in your office...What a fantastic display piece!!....Had a wonderful time with you at the High Point Market!!...So wonderful to finally meet you!!...Have a beautiful week Courtney and hope the "boards" were able to "fly with you"...;

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  27. That is one adorable storage solution! Adore the jadeite green color...one of my FAVES!!! Lucky score!

    ♥Linsey

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  28. Ohh. Ahh. Ooh. So pretty Courtney, what a great find! Love the shade of the green. It's got sort of an aged patina. Pretty-pretty :)

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  29. Cubbies conjure up fun old memories and the color is perfect. Who doesn't have lots of fun things to fill those with. You, of all people, will certainly do it justice.
    Liz

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  30. Can anyone tell me what these florals are called?

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