Saturday, July 12, 2014

Artcrest Cabinet

I found this Artcrest metal cabinet rusting away in the basement of a recent estate sale for $7.  The bottom had been standing in water and was severely rusted.  I ended up reinforcing it with a 2x4 frame and screwing into the frame through the base.  The rest of the cabinet was lightly rusted (and extremely dirty).  I used a wire brush cup attachment on my angle grinder to remove the rust.  Primed and spray painted, it turned out pretty nice.  Again, I broke a cardinal rule and didn't take any before pictures.  Sometimes, when the mood strikes me, I start into a project and don't take time to take pictures. 


It stands a little over 5 feet tall and a little over 2 feet wide.  It probably dates from the '50's.




I couldn't find out anything about the Artcrest company.


I'm using it to house my vintage cans (a blog post for later) and other kitchen related items.


4 comments:

2w2n said...

Have you thought of trying to sell some of this stuff? Opening a store? If I weren't so far away, I would buy. I bet others would too. You provide the warmth and style that modern homes and the digital age abhor.

Tom said...

Thanks! I do sell some smaller stuff on eBay, but so far I've been unsuccessful selling larger items locally. I have considered renting a booth at a local antique mall, but the rent is prohibitive for profit unless you devote all your time to this, which I can't. Until I find some outlet, it will just keep stacking up in my house. Look for me in a future episode of Hoarders. :)

Unknown said...

I found an Artcrest laying abandoned in an old lot and have been trying to track down info on it. Looks a lot like yours. Good job on the restoration.

Tom said...

Thanks, Unknown. A little spray paint goes a long way.

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