Welcome Home Hoosier Honey!

Hello my friends.  You know me, I had to get in one more decorating post before heading to Spain.

I have had this honey of a Hoosier Cabinet for years.  When we moved into our home in Alpine it really didn’t fit in with the décor.


It has remained at our previous home for the last 3 1/2 years.  Our son bought the home so he had the honors of storing it for us.

Last weekend we brought her home.  I swear I saw a smile on her face.  Yes, I do think furniture have feelings.  lol!  I loved her as she was, but the oak just wasn’t going to cut it with our flooring.

After much consideration I decided to give her a coat of Antique white chalk paint.  I have a hard time painting pieces that are nice wood.

Here she is with her new look.  What do you think?


I quickly pulled out some of my old kitchen goodies and filled her up.  I’m sure it will get a little tweaking now and then.





Most everything is yard, estate, or thrift sale finds.  My sweet cherry cake holder was a give away win from Cindy at Old Time Farmhouse


I also bought the fan from Cindy.


I’m really loving her new look!



Even my Hoosier was found at a yard sale.  I remember not too long after we had moved into our Highland home I was on my way to a boutique.  Along the way I passed a yard sale that had antiques.  I spied this beauty and wanted her so bad.  She was $350.  I remember being so worried about buying her.  Hubby was gone hunting and I couldn’t talk to him to see if he thought it was o.k.  Remember, this was before the days of cell phones.  $350 was a good price, but that was a lot of money to a mother of 5 small children.  I just had to go with my gut.  I knew I would be so sad if I didn’t take her home.  All was well, hubby returned home and was very understanding.


It’s a purchase I’ve never regretted.  Even though I couldn’t use her for a few years.  She looks right at home in our basement farmhouse kitchen, don’t you agree?



p.s. I want to thank Kerryanne  for featuring my  New Creative Space at Shabbilicious Friday and Jody and Stan for featuring the same post at  Simple and Sweet Fridays.  Also thanks to  Laura from Sunday View for featuring my Lilacs & Silver post.  It always makes my day! 

I will be joining these fun parties:

Common Ground for Be Inspired

French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

Rooted in Thyme for Simple and Sweet Fridays

Shabby Art Boutique for Shabbilicious Friday

Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home

Sunny in Tucson for The Blog Post Office

Ivy and Elephants for What's it Wednesday

Country Whites Weekend


NanaDiana said...

Oh-I love those old Hooisers. I would love to have one-although I don't have a place in this house for one. You have certainly amassed some wonderful collections over the years. I love coming here to see what you are up to- xo Diana

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

She is gorgeous with her new coat of white paint...I bet she was smiling! Have a great week end...hugs, Penny

Anonymous said...

Hi Jann! Oh, yes! She looks marvelous in her new paint job! I like her white better. Now I love all of the pretties you've poked inside too! So glad she's back home with you.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Heaven's Walk said...

What a fabulous old Hoosier, Jann! Truly a wonderful find - and transformation! Have a great time in Spain - and be sure to take lots of photos!!! Praying that God will provide you with safe travels, my friend! :)

xoxo laurie

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

FAB U LOUS! OH, I just love Hoosiers!! You decorated it soooo cute!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Awesomlishious-if there is such a word!! Love her-she is so smiling and so happy to back with you! Love her white too-
Now, go get on a plane!!
Sweet Hugs!

Jeanette@Creating a Life Studio said...

Absolutely darling, Jann! I'm so glad you got her home : )


Mecky said...

I LOVE Hoosier cabinets so I totally understand you having to have her.

I would have a hard time painting your cabinet, too. I have been tempted to paint one of mine but I worked too hard to get the four coats of paint off, so I won't do it. But yours looks WONDERFUL painted and I think it was a wise choice. Your cabinet is a Sellers Beauty, I think. I know it is a Sellers but not sure if it is a Beauty.(Well, it is a beauty, but you know what I mean!) I would have to look it up. If you have the original back on it, it should be written there.
I am glad you brought her home!!

Jennifer Hays said...

I love your Hoosier! I'd like to have one someday myself. I also love your Pyrex ware inside it; I'm assuming it's vintage? The colorful bowls are especially beautiful. I'm here from the Sweet and Simple Fridays hop and am a new follower, looking forward to reading more. :)


Michele M./ Finch Rest said...


And I truly believe you may have just seen a smile on that beauty's face, Jann!

Well done- looks awesome holding all your treasures. I am glad for now and glad for back then your sweet hubby just knowing it was a Very Good Thing.

Yay! She's back with Mamma again!!

Old Time Cindy said...

It looks fabulous. And I spied the cake holder and fan immediately. Thanks for the shout out, my friend! And have fun in Spain!
Farmhouse hugs,

Ivy and Elephants said...

I was terrified to hear you say it, but the paint looks gorgeous and she fits in beautifully! LOVE all your vintage kitchen accessories, they look amazing! We'd love to have you share it with us.

priscilla said...

Love your cabinet Jann ! The white looks wonderful :) Have a great trip !

Susie said...

Hey tell Diana, I am an old hoosier.:):) I love the cabinet both ways...It is the perfect place to display all your lovely old kitchen items...Looks museum quality. I absolutely love it. xoxo,Susie

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

Oh I do love it white! I'm not one for painting pretty wood either...but I do think she was meant to be white. Love!!

The Farmers Daughter said...

I'm so jealous! I can't find a Hoosier anywhere! It's a wonderful one, for sure!
Hugs--and have a great trip,

Cynthia said...

Hi Jann, I love her she sure is a beauty. She looks perfect and happy in her new spot! I am so loving what you are doing in this room. Have a great and safe trip!!!


Victoria Lavender said...

Wow, that hoosier is FAB in white! How many rooms are in your house!? I hope you don’t mind that I’ve reposted it at my gallery, “The Blog Post Office”. It’s like a reverse linky. Please let me know if you are not happy with that, I can always remove it for you. But I’m really hoping you won‘t mind as all the posts will be a gallery of wonderful items.

Thank you so much, Victoria Lavender

Linda @ A La Carte said...

She gorgeous and I love her in white! All your things look amazing in her! Enjoy Spain and can't wait to hear about your trip!


Rose L said...

What a great piece! And I love what you have done with it!

Unknown said...

I love old hooisers! I really like yours in white! She looks alive again!! Have a wonderful time in Spain!!~~Angela

lynn cockrell said...

Your Hoosier is wonderful, Jann! I know you will enjoy having her back home. Have a good and safe trip.

cynthia lee designs said...

Oh my...it is awesome painted white!! Love it!! And yes, she looks right at home in your basement farmhouse kitchen.

The Charm of Home said...

Looks great. Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Jann, you did a geat job redoing the hutch. I love how you decorated it when finished with the red and green accents. Have a great vacation!
Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

Tea in the Library said...

Love the paint job. I am sure she is happy to be reunited with you. All the little touch add up to a wonderful homey feeling. Prayers for travel mercies follow you! Happy trails!

Brenda said...

Love her with her fresh coat of paint. I also have a hard time painting the original wood if they are in good shape but sometimes you just need to get the look!

Bernideen said...

Oh Jan:
I do love it more WHITE! Love all the stuff too!

Patti said...

Every girl should have a pretty white dress! Lovely!

The Tablescaper said...

I host a weekly link party called "Seasonal Sundays". This week, in honor of my fourth blog-a-versary, I'm having a giveaway of a $100.00 gift certificate to HomeGoods/TJ Maxx. I'd love to have you join the fun!

- The Tablescaper

Warm Heart Bears said...

Hello Jann,

She turned out beautifully!
I love Hoosier Cabinets.
My husband is from Indiana
and we lived there for a time
so I am familiar with these
wonderful cabinets.

Have a wonder time in Spain.

Bear Hugs

thimbles bobbins paper and ink said...

Oh my goodness! Your Hoosier is FABULOUS! I love it in its new white paint too. My grandmother had a hoosier in her kitchen and my memories of it are vivid and sentimental. Hers was painted white so this really touched my heart. AND...you got a great deal on a lovely find.

Have fun in Spain! I know you will.


Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

What a beauty. All pretty in white.

Cindy said...

Your Hoosier is really gorgeous in white! And you've got all the right wares to fill her with. And yes, I think they have feelings, too!

Pamela Gordon said...

I love your hoosier and it looks beautiful painted white and with all your vintage kitchen things in it. Great idea to paint it!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It really needed to be white! How perfect with all of your vintage goodies. I think I do see a smile now!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Stunning!! I so wish I had room for a hoosier! She is a beauty and i love everything that you have chosen to display on her!!


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Ooh, your hoosier cabinet does look happy and I love the paint on it!! Thanks for sharing how you decked her all out.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

She is a beauty Jann and I'm glad she is back home where she belongs.
Thank you for sharing this at Shabbilicious Friday.

The Farmers Daughter said...

Well, Jann, you already know I love that Hoosier! What day would be best for me to drive over and pick it up? lol So glad you joined us for Country Whites Weekend. I've been a little under the weather this month but I'll get back to visiting again soon!
Hugs from the Farmhouse,

ohiofarmgirl said...

She is a beauty. I think the white is a good fit!!! Dianntha

Old Time Cindy said...

Back to say thank you for sharing your lovely cupboard at Country Whites Weekend!!!
Farmhouse hugs,

Ginger said...

Good morning, I found the picture of your Hoosier cabinet on Pinterest. I have just bought one like yours, but it doesn't have the name plate on it. Wou.d you be so kind as to tell me what yours says. Thank you so kindly