Friday, July 8, 2011

Would You Buy This?

I’ve been following Junker Newby for awhile now. She has a feature every Wednesday titled “Would you buy this Wednesdays”. Basically she and others post things they bought at thrift stores, garage sales, antique stores, etc and ask if others would have bought it too. Well, I have an entry for her this week.

I was looking over Craigs List for my town and found a listing for an “Antique Art Deco Credenza”. I looked at the picture and fell in love. I emailed her and it had not sold yet. I was amazed because the listing was actually a day or two old. Most of the times when I find something on Craig’s List it is already gone. Well, I made arrangements to go check it out and this is what I found:





OMG! I was in love immediately. First of all this is not a credenza…at all! This is a buffet. I think that was my lucky break! I really think if she would have advertised it as an antique buffet it would have sold immediately! The detail on it is just short of breathtaking. The legs have tons of character and those wooden accent pieces at the hinges are just so pretty.

So, the price? It was $60! Personally I think it was a great deal! The doors and drawers all work. There is no smell to it at all. The only downside is it is in pretty rough shape but very fixable. I’m trying to decide if I want to paint it or sand and stain it again. The hubby actually gave it a 5-6 out of a scale of 1-10. You have to understand my hubby is not the least bit supportive of my junking addiction. He just keeps telling me “why are you bringing that junk into the house?” Well, I think even he can see the potential in this puppy. I really want to fix it up and then use it to put our TV on it in the living room. I’m trying to decide if I want to do that or not. You see if I do go that route I will have to do some altering to fit the other components (receiver, satellite box, and DVD player) where they can still be reached by the remotes.

So, now for the suggestions and comments. Would you have bought this for $60? If so, what would you do with it? Would you let it serve it’s original purpose, that of a buffet in a dining room or would you put it somewhere else? Lastly, would you paint it or restain it? Please tell me what you think. I would really love to hear what others say and don’t worry about hurting my feelings. If you hate it and think I’m an idiot for spending that much on a used piece of furniture that needs work I totally get that and I really do appreciate any and all opinions! Promise!!!!!


Sassy said...

i don't know what i would do with it! i probably wouldn't have bought it just because i don't know how to re-do furniture, but i can't wait to see what you do with it! painting it sounds like fun.... and, i kinda like it in your front entry. this is a fun project!

Erin said...

Oh my goodness--I SO would have bought this!! What a steal for $60! I think I would probably paint it as opposed to staining it--mainly because that's the easy way out! :) Really fabulous find! :)