Chinese Laundry Cabinet 1

Free Friday

May 12, 2012 , In: Home Keeping , With: 3 Comments

I’ve been bitten by the decorating on a dime bug!  Reading the up-cycling and re-purposing projects of my blogger friends finally got my creative juices going.  I don’t know whether to call this first piece a project or just a fantastic find (since all I have to do is find the right corner in the house for it to call home).  But, there is some mystery involved……

I picked this up FOR FREE!

A good friend wanted this out of his house ASAP – something about new beginnings and bad karma – and I didn’t wait around for him to change his mind (I will allow visiting rights but  the adoption is final!).

We were told it’s an antique Chinese laundry cabinet but no amount of Googling has uncovered anything that looks remotely similar.

The inside of the cabinet has one slat shelf

and the cabinet is rounded (sure does fit nicely in the corner of our family room).


The wooden tubs appear to be hand made and are similar but not identical.  Nice roughly carved handles on each one.

There’s nothing for me to do but level one leg and fill it with lovely yarn (my current idea).

Dear readers….can any of you shed light on the origins of this fabulous Friday find?




  1. Never seen one like this – it’s great! I love Asian furniture and have a few pieces in my house.

    It was free and it’s fabulous – that’s all that matters!


  2. Reply

    I can’t help you out with what it is, but it’s fabulously interesting looking!

      • Linda
      • June 2, 2012

      Hi Laurel,
      Thanks for stopping by. I will definitely post when I find out the origins and use of this piece. Until then, I’ve started to decorate that little corner of the room around it to see what it wants to be in this life :).

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