Recently, I've been looking for a credenza of some sort for the dining room. A china cabinet. Not to fill with china, per se, but a slow-growing collection of vintage (and other) cookbooks, a second-hand bowl collection, a few special cups, table linens and etc... I've actually been looking for months, off and on. Somewhat uncommitedly. Then in the last week I started seeing photos of what I really wanted: something old and big with glass doors on top. Something with character that is truly utilitarian. Thing was, I didn't want to spend a lot of money. I searched Craigslist everyday, three times a day. I changed my search words and looked in different sections. Until....I found this.
This beauty was detached from the interior of a house in the "fancy" part of town. The house is being fully remodeled for the first time since 1908. Painted at least 6 times, this cabinet shares of a hundred years passing in shades of blues, greens, red and brown and possibly more I can't see.
I could paint it again....but ...HELLLLOO! I would never! Probably just some light sanding at some point... (yes, thank you, I'll be very careful in case the undercoats have lead paint.) This thing is solid. They just don't make 'em like this anymore.
I hasten to tell you the price. You'll cry and howl, it was so absurdly low. (We pay as much for our monthly cell phone bill.)
It's not for everyone. perhaps. But it's for me. Oh, Goodness. Is it ever.
In sweet celebration of this fab find, I'm going to extend yesterday's giveaway for ONE MORE DAY!