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Road Trip!

The drive was so nice...the weather was fantastic!

Mel and I headed up to  Gardnerville Nevada to pick up a “Steelcase” desk with a return. I have been looking for one of these for awhile and I was trolling Craigslist when I saw one that I had to have (I will showcase the desk soon). While we were up there we hit a couple of antique shops and found 2 cool looking cabinets that need to be refinished.

This cabinet is pretty rough. The wood has spread in a couple of areas and there are a few parts the will require reattachment. This cabinet really grabbed our attention because of its lines and the retro styling of the cabinet. I will have to repaint it and stabilize the piece so it is a solid piece of furniture again. The finished product will look great!


This second cabinet is more like a kitchen cabinet. I love to buy these cabinets and redo them. These sort of cabinets refinish very well.  We really like the cracked ice Formica and the sliding glass panels on the front. When finished this will make its way into the diner area I am sure.

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  1. I totally dig both of the cabinets. I think the first one is my fav… I can see it used as a retro bar in a den or bonus room. I can also see it as a kitchen storage cabinet with a cool 1950s table and chairs! LOVIN’ IT!!! I hope you post the finished product. Cheers!

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    • hepcatrestorations

      The first one is the most unique that is for sure. I will post these to show the final result as soon as I can. Thanks!

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  2. Oh man – GREAT score!! I am pea green with envy! Especially love the first one – it’s gorgeous. Also pea green with envy that you got to get out this weekend to pick & I got stuck home sick! Bleh! (BTW – the “picker” driving is pretty darn awesome too :- )

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    • hepcatrestorations

      Yes, he’s a fine specimen of a man. Yesterday was a great day to pick. There was a drought for a while, I couldn’t find anything out there. We’re having to drive farther these days to find cool stuff. None the less the picking gods smiled upon us yesterday. Plus, we had a chance to meet another cool picker that I’ll blog about when I’m done with the tanker desk.

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  3. Shane, I really see your talent shine through..i see how much time you put into one of your restorations. Always a job well done. s. long

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