Dorotha Pie Safe
This pie safe has been in my husband’s family FOREVER… literally FOREVER.
When his Great-Aunt Dorotha passed away, he bought it at the Estate Auction.
It was built by Dorotha’s grandfather.
I cannot even comprehend how old that makes this piece of furniture.
All things considered, she was in pretty good shape.
We cleaned her up and kept her for the past couple of years in our dining room, as she was.
So for a long while now, I have been wringing my hands…
how should I transform this piece of history?
Will I give her the honor she deserves?
I knew she would be an amazing piece to paint but I just couldn’t decide…
black? old white? country grey? duck egg?
Duck Egg… I am so glad I chose this hue. It’s the perfect color.
It’s soft and sweet but it lends character, don’t you think?
I used Old White on the inside so that it was brightened up a bit.
I love the old plank boards on the back panel – such beauty!
And this is the original glass, it’s a little wavy in places but amazingly, it’s in pretty good shape.
You can see the history in this cabinet. I kept the original milk knobs and fixtures.
I had to change out the drawer pulls because they were in pretty bad shape.
I found these at Hobby Lobby and I think they suit the style very well.
As you can see, this drawer is broken but doesn’t that just add to the story?
I love the side panels with the old wood… uneven and gaped.
This is truly my favorite piece that I’ve ever had the pleasure of painting.