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Antique Stainless Steel Cabinet

May 5, 2014

Hi friends 

Welcome to a new week.....

Hope you enjoyed your weekend!


Let me introduce you to my Free Antique stainless steel medical cabinet!


Here is a little story on how I scored this stainless steel beauty for free

It was sitting by the back door of a dental office for the longest time, missing all of the glass shelves.
One day I got up the nerve to ask about it.  I was told the dentist no longer needed the cabinet and whoever wanted it could have it for free.
Acting Quickly

I called on my husband to help me out. He loaded this heavy cabinet on his pick-up truck and drove it to our first home; a tiny two bedroom cottage.  (We had the glass shelves custom cut at a local glass shop).

We placed it in the corner of our living room.  It looked really cute there, but I longed for it to be in a kitchen.  A few years later we purchased our current home and now it sits proudly in our dining area. 


I store a mix of white and blue plates, cups, bowls and other things on the shelves.

Here are a few pictures...go ahead and poke around.
Let me know what you think......















 I love being able to see what I have through the glass.





Cranberry Morning said...

Love that story! You were in the right place at the right time - and it looks great. :-)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That is awesome! And stainless steel is so in style now and has always been classic in homes. I love stacking plates the way you have, too. I enjoyed looking on each shelf. I think I need to start looking for something for my odd pieces of china. I love what you've done!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh i love this cabinet. What a treasure, and you have it displayed so beautifully. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous cabinet !!! Even the legs are elegantly curved - what a find of a lifetime !
XOX

Pamela said...

Oh my my my! What a gorgeous piece! Thanx for sharing it at THT.

Dana from Little Vintage Chest said...

Wow! I usually don't like steel cabinets, they are so cold and have not a decent shape. But this one is absolutely gorgeous! You restored and displayed it so, so nicely! It is inspirational, indeed!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

this cabinet is so unique and I love that you got it for free! Awesome!! You've filled with lots of lovelies. Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Great find Julie and you can't do better than free!
Thanks for linking up this week at Shabbilicious Friday.

Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

Well if that isn't the best reason ever to get over the dentists drill I don't know what is! I love your cabinet, it is absolutely stunning...Congrats on your find!

Unknown said...

Love your cabinet. I have an antique apothecary cabinet in my master bath. It holds towels and my pretty perfume and bubble bath bottles. Your's is much bigger though and a great score!

Melody said...

Dear Julie,
Should you ever grow tired of your cabinet, which is beautiful, please let me know. I have all stainless, exposed wood, and brick in my home which is very industrial and would purchase it in a heartbeat!

Kathy said...

What a great score. I love the look!

Unknown said...

GORGEOUS !!!
Looks like something out of RH - I'd love to have this piece in my home !
xoxo

Anonymous said...

I hope you rewarded the Dentist for his kindness by offering him something in return.

Linda Nelson said...

This is just too funny. I have the same exact cabinet, and I, too, got it for free. One of my clients passed it on to me. It is indeed a wonderful cabinet

Unknown said...

Wow, that was a major score!! Good for you and it looks great in your dining room.

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