My project, A McDougal Hoosier Cabinet in the process of being refurbished. :)
Warning... it's a bit photo intense ...
These are the photos prior to taking it apart.. The upper portion is backless which in the end has made the project actually much easier.
This is the first time I saw it in person..
When I stood before it I felt a thrill and a chill all at once. OMG !! I am getting a Hoosier and WTF!! am I getting myself into??? I've never redone ANYTHING in my life ( except my makeup when I mess it up, does that count? Ha! )
Here is where I start in on hand scraping it. You work with what you have. I unfortunately didn't have a ton to shell out on stripper that would remove all that old paint. A bit of elbow grease and sanding worked pretty awesome as I am not taking it down to natural wood ( pretty close tho, I've seen some ugly grey milk paint and wood tone now )
This is actually one of my favorite photos. It was awesome to have ALL the bits and pieces to the Cabinet. I've seen some that are missing most of them. Yikes!
The bread drawer ... sadly it's missing it's top piece or perhaps it never had one. Unless I can find a Mcdougall that is intact to view better photos of how mine once was I truly will never know.
Ok ... truthfully I did scrape the flat sides but did end up using stripper on the delicate grooves so that they wouldn't get nicked up. In the end this was the pain in the butt part!
A before and after sanding of the brackets that attach the hutch to the cabinet.
An upside down view of the Porcelain top as I sanded the drawer inserts.
The mark on the Porcelain piece. Thought it was interesting.
Well .. if you've made it THIS far after all those photos then thanks for peeking and hope you enjoyed my Vintage Thingy Thursday entry. ( I'm actually doing it on Wednesday as I have vowed to stay off the computer tomorrow .. and suddenly I hear hysterical laughter from somewhere.. hmms )
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