This old curio cabinet belonged to my sweet, sweet Granny. It was in her living room for as long as I can remember. It belonged to her mother, so I assume that it was made in the late 1800's. It was in relatively good shape. I love the bead board in the back.
Because I have so many dark pieces of furniture in my house, I decided to fill the cabinet with some white bowls and platters and other curious objects. The huge shell holds a nest that we found while building a tree house. It was abandoned, so we made some felt eggs for it.
We used 4 tablespoons of natural dish liquid with 6 cups of hot water. My daughter dipped a small section of wool roving into the water and formed a ball. It takes about eight minutes for the fibers to bond tightly, while rolling it around in your hand. We were making balls for a felt Christmas garland, when we realized that we could use the blue wool to make some pretty eggs. We then set the balls or eggs aside to dry and harden.
This cabinet sat in a shed for about five years, so it was very dusty. I cleaned it and rubbed on some oil for antiques, wiped it with a dry cloth, cleaned the glass, and added a small support bracket to the back of the cabinet. It now has its home in our foyer. I will have fond memories of my Granny and of childhood every time I pass it!
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