We finally replaced our modern IKEA storage unit with something with a bit more farmhouse style! The IKEA bookcase got a new home in our little office/dressing room, and I found this beautiful old piece to use as a farmhouse linen cabinet in the guest bedroom.
I found this piece last year when furniture with old wavy glass was high on my wish list. I found several pieces in the $800-$1,000 range, but let’s be honest here, that was not going to happen. On a whim one day, I stopped in a tiny antique store with my grandmother and found this beauty with its beautiful original paint and priced below $200. Oh, and do you see a bit of wavy on that glass? It’s hard to photograph, but it’s there and it makes me smile each time I see it :)
There is something so dreamy about old glass. I really wish our home had all its original windows, but sadly those were removed decades ago (which is pretty dang obvious from the windows in this room).
Since I’m not a complete linen addict (yet) and because our bulkier quilts and blankets have to be stored in the bottom section of this cabinet, I filled in the spaces with some of my favorite books. Our dining room library wall is taking forever to complete, so we have books stacked everywhere in the meantime. It was nice to be able to organize and put some of them away!
Books, pillowcases, and blankets with pretty patterns. They’re all really just lovely little collections, aren’t they?
I’ll show more of this room later, but I will say that bringing in this warm cream cabinet has me second guessing our pale blue-grey wall color. Perhaps I should warm it up a bit. What do you think?