It was a good day. No, let's make that a fantastic day. A much better day than the prior day.
One day prior I felt like doing a little baking. Baking is a good thing (I wrote that in Martha Stewart's voice, I hope you read it that way). I love to bake. I love to be in our kitchen. Absolutely adore it. Somedays I even pretend I am on my own cooking show. (Not really. Okay, yes really. My son has a video of it.) On Tuesday I offered my handsome handy husband three choices for baked items: chocolate cake, chocolate pie or chocolate chip cookies. He chose cake.
I printed out a recipe for Black Magic Chocolate Cake that I found on a blog with delicious recipes. I prepared the recipe but then realized that I didn't have 9" cake pans. I had 8" ones. I used those. I should have known better. The batter rose over the edge of the pans and dripped onto the bottom of my oven. I quickly grabbed them out and dumped the contents into the sink. I started over. Made another cake batter and used a 9 x 13 pan instead. Success. It was the best chocolate cake I've ever made. My son and husband raved over it. I was able to salvage the day despite the baking misstep.
What does this have to do with Furniture Flippin' and the fantastic day I had yesterday which brings us to today and my reappearance on the blog? One thing leads to another and it's just my rambling way of sharing a delicious recipe and showing you what was posted on our Facebook page yesterday.
I was missing all of you on Facebook and here. I do think of you often. Yes, I know our followers have now reached over 7,500 on Facebook (which is crazy since I only post sporadically) and you probably don't think I know who some of you are, but I do. I missed our daily interactions. I missed seeing what you all are working on. I missed hearing what you are having for dinner. I missed seeing the pics of your little ones, whether grandkids or your own kiddos. Even though we've never met in person, I do like hearing about what's going on with you all. I'd start naming names here and singling you all out but there are too many. I'll start with one of you today. I'll single the rest of you out on another day.
Missy. Missy Severson of the Antique Barn stands out. Yesterday when I casually asked you all what you were working on and what you were having for dinner (as our dinner - homemade pizza was baking in the oven) Missy replied and knocked my purple toed socks off! She made Shepherd's Pie for dinner!
And...she shared these pictures of her latest creation.
Wait. It gets even better. Although that's subjective because look at the front of that 7 1/2 foot cabinet. How can that possibly get even better? Well, look at the back...
See!?!? Can you imagine owning that? Having that be the centerpiece in your kitchen. Oh my gosh. This is going to be one of those pieces that sticks in my head and that I think about over and over and over again.
Missy said that this was a circa 1950's cabinet that had languished in her shop for the past three years. Then she and her husband Allen decided to give it a new look. They added reclaimed wainscoting to three sides, then painted and distressed the doors and drawers, and added old pulls. The top of this piece was made from three pieces of wood salvaged out of a container they purchased from Liverpool, England.
This piece is available for sale. You can hop over to Antique Barn's website or visit their Facebook page for more information. They are located in Gallatin Gateway, Montana. There are only 141 days until their 2016 Junk-Fest At The Antique Barn! You won't want to miss that.
Thanks so much Missy for sharing that gorgeous furniture flip! I can't wait to see who ends up with that in their kitchen. Repurposed pieces with a history attached are always more fun to own than everyday run of the mill stuff.
Okay, furniture flippers, get your flips in! Email me at email@example.com. Send me before/after pics and all of the details. The more details the better! I'll have another great flip for you tomorrow!
See you then!