I love vintage medical cabinets. They can be used for so many different things in the house including bathroom storage,
and even as jewelry storage.
So when I was out garage sale shopping a few weeks ago, I got all excited when I saw a metal cabinet with sexy legs. I was totally overlooking the fact that it did not have glass doors, which to me are a hallmark of a medical cabinet.
I'll wait while you scroll back up to the other cabinets and back down to this one . . .
Are you back?
Not the same, right? The glass really makes a difference.
Maybe it's just an old bathroom cabinet. Oh, and the yellow on the bottom shelves is rust, not "bathroom-related liquids". Just thought I'd clarify that in case you were wondering.
My husband actually thinks it's just a run of the mill garage cabinet, but I think the legs
and the latch are sort of special and give it a vintage feel.
This insignia on the doors sort of shouts older cabinet to me too. BTW, I really can't get Maxi-Pads out of my mind when I look at this though. Anyone else have that thought pop into their mind when looking at this decal? Anyone?
I've tried to find another similar cabinet online and haven't had any luck. Does it shout cool vintage metal cabinet which may or may not have been used in a medical office to you or do you agree with the hubby and think I should just sit it in the garage and put paint cans in it?
Vickie @ Ranger 911
Well you know I'm in love with it! I agree with you. I've seen lots of those garage cabinets, but never with legs. So....I'm thinking with the decal and all, it was used in a hospital OB ward to store....maxi pads?! Or, we have a plain no-legged metal cabinet in the clinic where I work that's used to store patient gowns, linens, etc. Oh, the possibilities are endless!
Me Likey Pam. You are killing me with the Maxi pads...dying here.
Sweet Posy Dreams
Could be an office storage cabinet? I think it will look great and is useful too!
Crystal Rose Cottage
I don't think it is a regular garage cabinet because it has a scallop design in the legs. The insignia looks medical to me too. Let us know what you decide to do. ~Patti
I totally did NOT think of maxi-pads looking at that decal. And stop putting that nastiness into my mind!
I think it would be very useful as a cool linen closet.
On a brighter note, I have a cool old medicine cabinet, with glass, that I've had in my garage for the past 5 years. We're moving next month and I'll start using it again. And yes, I'm bragging! I know, that's bad but I need something to brag about.
I'm laughing!! First, because my hubby found one smaller than yours. I was going to post it soon with some ideas popping in my brain. Yours is in better condition.
Second, maxi pads? I didn't think that at all. Now, that you put that thought there. LOL!!!
I'm thinking bath with towels or craft closet.
oh, I like it ! Great storage ! A new paint job and a decorative design will make it your own ! Would be cool for bath, kitchen, or kids' room !
Definitely has potential. A great storage cabinet...worthy of more than a garage. Fresh paint and you're set for all kinds of adventures.
LOVE IT! I will say that I have a similar one in our garage that junk picked. I use it for all those summer necessities for the kids- Sun screen, bike helmets, etc. Mine does not have the decal though. Does it make me think of maxi-pads? DEPENDS! xo Diana
Beauty shop maybe. It would look nice painted a bright color. I like it.
Not sure when I am going this week-end. I am so bad about making up my mind.
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in the garage? no way! It would be going into my kitchen with some old shelf paper and filled with vintage kitchen treasures!
I think it would look really cool as a storage cabinet in an office or something of the sort! I bet it was used in a hospital or medical clinic or something like that. Love it!
Medical cabinets have long been on my "to find" list!!! Ikea actually has a rather snazzy one with a retro feel. Yours is too cool for the garage. Lots of potential with this one. Junk it up!!
Tazas y Cuentos
I love medical cabinets too and yours is very nice! I share my apothecary one last week, I placed it in the kitchen with pieces of my collections.
Besos (kisses) from Argentina! Silvina.
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces
It's a great cabinet, Pam...even without glass! Imagine how fun it would look with some of your vintage goodies displayed in it! Can't wait to see what you decide to do with it!
I have never given these kind of cabinets much thought. But the ones with the glass are cool, it's true. But the one you found has lots of possibilities. so much you can do to the doors. I must confess, i do NOT think of feminine hygiene products when I see it, though. ENJOY!
I agree with Ann. I think that is a vintage kitchen pantry cabinet. That's the sort of cabinet I'm always looking for. When I find them, I paint them and display vintage kitchen items in them at my booth. The cabinets always sell quickly. I wish I had seen it first!!!
I think it would very cool in your home...for whatever...definitely don't "hide" it in the garage 🙂 Laurel
Whatever it was used for I say it's a score. I love it. I think you could make it work like the ones with the glass doors if you just left one or both of the doors open.
Cool cabinet and he Maxi-Pad comment just killed me...lol