Thursday, September 17, 2009

1930's Cabinet

This cabinet was found in an old cotton gin / warehouse that operated until the late 1950's or 60's. (I think)

When we found the cabinet it was covered with dust, cobwebs, dirt, mouse droppings, and mildew. It took us several days of careful cleaning to finally remove the decades of neglect.

We had to remove a couple of large nails that once kept this cabinet fastened to the warehouse wall and floor to keep it from toppling over.

In the cabinet, we discovered business documents from the cotton gin / warehouse dating back to the 1930's.

The cotton gin / warehouse were operated by two brothers for 30 years. Both were born in the 1890's.

We moved the cabinet into the house yesterday.

Don't mind the floors and walls - we are remodeling.
We plan to install the tongue and groove flooring and the wood-slat walls from the warehouse in our house.

I added a few decorations that I had stored away since we've been remodeling. I couldn't wait! I needed to see what it would like like all gussied up!

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