Thursday, July 11, 2013

Antique Receipt File Cabinet

I’m not going to lie.  I’ve been in a blog funk.  It’s been project MANIA, but the blogging has definitely been last on a very long list of to-dos for quite a while (since deciding we were going to try and sell our house last October.) 

So I thought over the next several days I’d catch you guys up on a few things that I’ve done but failed to blog about in the last, I don’t know… 10 months. (Sheesh! I’m embarrassed to even write that!) I’ll also catch you up on some projects for the new house, decorating plans, epic first stenciled room undertaking, and some big builds for my mudroom (which is finally DONE!) and my laundry room (on the cusp of done.)

To wet your whistle, here’s an amazing piece I found and refinished last October. 


It had a marking that it was from the McCaskey Register Company, and I did a little research and found it was used to store receipts. 

It was just dry, dry, dry.  Not a lick of moisture in the wood or the leather top, but so cute and unique!  I’d never seen anything like it.  And it had this neat little roll top compartment with metal, alphabetical, file dividers!


It turned out so beautifully when the tiger oak got some stain!


The rest got a nice duck egg blue with a dark walnut stain glazing, and it turned out so lovely!  It was actually bought by CeCe Caldwell, herself, who recently moved to my very own home town, of all places!


More to come!  Going to go out on the porch and soak up some of this awesome monsoon storm!

P.S. – Did you notice I FINALLY updated my headshot on the sidebar over there?>>>>>>>> A big thank you to my honest to goodness bff, Tiffany of Tiffany Lee Photography for making me look good.  :)


  1. Is that ever beautiful Ann Marie - I've never seen one like it - this would be gorgeous in a Shabby Farmhouse kitchen or even an office.
    Really loving it!

  2. That piece is gorgeous! Can't wait to see some of your other projects.

  3. this is such a cool piece! love its new look!

  4. Great to see you back - have missed you... This piece is so unique and I love what you have done with it... can't wait to see your other projects...

  5. What a treat to see a new post from you!


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