My Hoosier

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Blog entry by maricamp posted 02-05-2011 06:12 PM 1473 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project is my anniversary present from my husband, Andy. (How many women would be so excited over a run down “barn find” which will mean HOURS of work!) So, he talked me into sharing it, here, so here goes:

This is a 1930’s Montgomery Wards “hoosier”. It was orginally painted, the wood is nothing special, not oak.
It’s unusual in that is extra big, in my years of “antiquing” I’ve only seen one other this size. It has obviously spent a lot of years in a barn, the flour sifter being used as a sulfer dispenser. It will be a fun project. So far we have done some sanding, gluing and clamping and cleaning. There are a few more minor repairs to make, and we will turn the enamel work top around so the the front edge that has a few chip will be at the back. Since it was originally painted, and the wood is pretty blah, we will paint it in an off white and green, vintage looking, close to one we found on the internet.

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#1 posted 02-05-2011 06:38 PM

I am excited to follow your project. Got any pictures?

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#2 posted 02-06-2011 02:11 AM

I’ve tried to add a picture, but have had some trouble, and I thought I was putting it in projects, but went to blog. LOL, I’m technologically challanged, will have to wait for my husband to straighten it all out! I’m really excited about this project, I’ve wanted a hoosier forever! And this one is so perfect for my purpose, a sewing center. It has the perfect places for everything!

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#3 posted 02-09-2011 03:15 PM

I look forward to the progress on the hoosier. I know this is going to be fantastic when completed. Please keep us posted.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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