The Icebox

Happy Friday!

The other day, I shared one of my Christmas gifts with you –the locker baskets.

Today, I’m sharing another one. 

The icebox.

Vintage Icebox As Room Decor (tag)

For some reason, this piece had to be in my house.

Some of you may not see the intrigue, but that IS the intrigue really.

The boyfriend (not mine, Eryn’s)  Winking smile asked what kind of makeover I was going to give this – because it sure needed a lot of work.

I laughed and said, “Oh I won’t touch that.  It is perfect as is.”

A strange look from him followed.  I’m sure he was questioning my sanity.  

Yep. That’s right.  I AM CRAZY.  Keep that in the back of your mind Mr. Boyfriend and never let it go.  LOL. 

And if you think that is scary, just remember that John is the one who brought it home.  So the crazy increases tenfold. 

Be afraid. (But we still like you.)

Let’s continue…

The latches.

Vintage Icebox Latches (2)


Vintage Icebox Latch

The hinges.

Vintage Icebox Latches & Hinges

The wear and tear and the history.

Sterling Silver Cups On Vintage Icebox


Vintage Icebox (2)

Love it all.

Sterling Silver Cup On Vintage Icebox

Vintage Icebox In Great Room

Tucked away in its designated corner.

Isn’t that a great view from far away – with my feet up?

Vintage Icebox In Great Room As Decor

Now, I need to decide what kind of storage it will be used for. 

But I’ll get to that later.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Be inspired,


Linking to:


Cowgirl Up! at Crafty Texas Girls
Get Your Craft On – Today’s Creative Blog
Home Stories A To Z
Thrifty Decor Chick – First Monday of Every Month


TDC Before and After




Tip Junkie handmade projects

Tip Junkie
My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia
Elizabeth & Co.
Coastal Charm: Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
From My Front Porch To Yours
The Brambleberry Cottage
No Minimalist Here – Open House Party
 Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps On The Porch   
My Repurposed Life
beyond the picket fence
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage
36th avenue


Miss Mustard Seed


Funky Junk Interiors

The DIY Showoff

Be Different Act Normal


Nifty Thrifty Things
Under The Table And Dreaming

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  1. I Play Outside The Box says:

    Gorgeous…I love it just as it is too! Perfect placement too!

  2. It’s perfect as is. Yes, boyfriend, be afraid.

  3. LOVE IT! I would leave it as is too. Great gift!

  4. what an awesome gift!!! i love it- love the weathered finish!

  5. I LOVE this piece it is so rustic and quaint. The old paint is perfect.


  6. You are right. It is PERFECT as is!!

  7. I don’t think there was any crazy going on around there, that piece is excellent and perfect just as it is. Oh, wait…. I get it … yeah, you’re crazy, totally insane and that husband of yours gets that asylum nuts looks in his eyes for boys who want to date his daughters….


  8. I have to agree this is perfect as is. Love the patina.

  9. Be still my heart…I am in LOVE!!! So glad you aren’t going to paint this piece…it’s PERFECT!!

  10. I LOVE it! The chippyness makes it perfect just as it is!! Your family room looks so cozy!

  11. Love the ice box. The patina is so awesome.

  12. I have one, too! They make a great dry bar!

  13. I love your icebox! I have one that looks a lot Ike yours. It’s got three doors with original finish and hardware Mine is in the garage.

  14. II love the piece. People look at some of my pieces and ask when I am going to refinish them. They are shocked when I say never. They just don’t get it.

  15. It’s wonderful . perfect. Of course you are not touching it and leaving it just as it is! :)

  16. Oh my…what a “cool” gift!!! I really love this piece and I will feature it at my party on Monday.


  17. It is lovely and I agree that the finish is perfect ! Love the cozy pillows and throw from your vantage point too.

  18. What a great piece and it really makes the room. Love it

  19. My thoughtful mother bought one at the thrift store. However, she decided to refinish it before she gave it to me. She did it in a light oak that does not match any other wood in my home. I love it, but I love your patina more.


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