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.