When I go to auctions, I usually admire all the beautiful antiques
that everyone else admires and wants,
but those are rarely the pieces I bid on.
They are just always *way* out of my price range.
These are the kind of "treasures" I usually go for.
But they are usually attached to pieces that look like this.
Actually, that's the pretty side. It gets scarier.
If you have a limited antique budget,
you may as well accept
insects & filth as part of your job description.
But hey, but even if I can't salvage the cabinets (and I
will DID try)
I only paid $5 to get 4 of the gorgeous glass knobs +
4 of these beautiful glass doors attached to 2 sets of cabinets.
The glass knobs alone would cost me twice that at Hobby Lobby - with a coupon.
Just look close at the details.
THAT'S what I was bidding on.
Not the bugs, filth and broken boards.
I just end up with a lot of scrap for the bonfire pit when I'm done.
I tried to salvage the orange one and it is pretty structurally sound,
but 2 sides of aren't painted (I guess because they were against a wall).
I really don't want to strip any paint, and I also didn't want to paint over
that beautiful, chippy pumpkin orange color (I've got Autumn on the brain)...
so I removed the doors. I'll sell some and will probably
turn what's left into a sign or hall hooks.
I may paint the rest of the cabinet now and use it as open shelves.
Here's all the doors from both cabinets after I removed them
and cleaned them up. Aren't they gorgeous? Well worth 5 bucks!
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