And before you even start rolling your eyes, there is not a stitch of Pyrex in this post. So there.
Nope, today I was on a mission. A mission to find new table tops to take food photos on. Before you go thinking that I’ve totally lost my marbles this time, hear me out.
I’ve been learning a lot from food stylist professionals. I’m reading books, going to conferences and devouring websites. One of the tips I got from an amazing food stylist is to use old cabinet doors as fake table tops.
It would be very hard to fit several antique tables into my house. Not to mention big bucks. So, the next best thing is to use old cabinets which will look like tables in cropped food photos. Brilliant.
But where does one get old cabinet doors? It’s not like you can go to an antiques shop and buy old cabinet doors. Enter New England Demolition and Salvage. Located in New Bedford MA, this salvage is like a graveyard for old homes….
Need an antique tubby? They’ve got ’em. Lots of them. Like for as far as the eye can see.
Or maybe you need a pastel colored toilet? They’ve got you covered there too. That pink one would look great in my bathroom. Never mind that the boys would never use it. Wait, now that I think about it maybe I should buy a pink toilet. Maybe the toilet seat would finally stay in the proper position if the boys wouldn’t use it.
Or maybe you need a vintage radiator. My Nonna used to have one of these. So pretty!
And who couldn’t use a full size bar that would take up their entire first floor? What an easy way to feed the family. I can see plates of spaghetti flying down the bar.
Oh this door. I so wanted this. Never mind that my house doesn’t have a wall big enough for it. Matters not. Can’t you just see Gaston bursting through the door with his pitchfork screaming “Kill the Beast” while the last rose petal sadly falls to the floor? Scratch that. Too much drama and Gaston was a jerk anyway. It’s still a cool door.
I bet you’re humming right now, aren’t you? No one hits like Gaston, Matches wits like Gaston, In a spitting match no one spits like Gaston.
Back to the reason for this whole adventure, old cabinets….
They’ve got those too! Tons and tons. I couldn’t believe that not only did I find exactly what I was looking for, I found more that I didn’t even know I needed! Funny how that happens.
Ok, so I know you are looking at this and scratching your head. Looks like a total piece of junk to you, right? Oh Ye of little faith…
Beneath all of the dirt is an old farmhouse table just waiting for a fresh blueberry pie served up on a dainty white plate atop a vintage linen. Can you see it yet? Work with me.
And look at the flipside! It’s ultra fabulous. Because fabulous wasn’t enough of a describer. It’s ultra fab!
What you don’t see are two more cabinets that I purchased that I’ve yet to scour. That’s tomorrow’s project. I bet you are wondering how much this
junk treasure cost me? $5 per cabinet. Can you believe that? I did a little hop when the guy in charge asked if that worked for me. Um, yeah. I think I can handle that.
So, that’s how I got my $5 antique farmer’s table. The end.