Sometimes, social media surprises you. I had a new Twitter follower, renoback, in the Fall and I clicked to see what they were about and found a jewel of a cabinet just waiting for me to bring it home on their site.
This Eureka Silk spool cabinet is from the early 1900’s and was probably used in a store to display and house spools of thread. I picked it up for a great price and have seen similar versions in antique shops for considerably more.
The cabinet was in rough shape when I got it but that lettering is certainly something to love. I knew with a bit of work, it could be beautiful again. I also knew it would make a fabulous Christmas gift for my Mom.
You can see the water damage on the sides and top and it looks like an animal gnawed off one of the corners. A knob was missing, as was a piece of glass and the handle for the top drawer. None of this deterred me though from handing over some cash and popping it in my trunk. Continue reading “refinishing a eureka silk spool cabinet”