In pursuit of our individual goals, Mr. Grumpbump and I have been searching the for-sale ads on craigslist. We have a disadvantage because we don't have a truck and most people selling on craigslist don't deliver. The other consideration for both of us is the cost; we don't really have a ton of extra cash.
However, I found a little treasure for sale a few days ago and now it sits in my garage! I paid $60 for it. It's small (3' wide x 5' tall x 14" deep) but it has grooved shelving for plates. It has a scroll work on the top (we had to remove it to get it to fit in my car) and the glass in the front door has no cracks or chips.
|My new cabinet!
My measurements were not exact and I was worried that it would not fit in my car. Because we don't have access to a truck, it was very important that we be able to get this thing home safely. Lucky for us, my car is awesome and with a bit of maneuvering, this cabinet fit in the back and the hatch actually closed securely.
|Without scrollwork at top
I need some advice on what to do about the exterior. Should I just clean it? Or should I take a leap and try to stain it?
|See Mr. Grumpbump's hand in the corner holding the scrollwork?