Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Why buy new?

I love a great thrift find, as you may have gathered by now. Seriously why bother buying new flat pack for three times the price when you can get something previously loved? To me its a no brainer.  What is more enjoyable; rummaging around a thrift store finding a bargain, thinking how you can make it your own when you get it home or fighting your way round Ikea?  As someone who fought their way round Ikea on Sunday (BTW got a lovely new bathroom sink!) I know which I prefer.
So this chest of drawers is now part of our family.  It was 50 bucks from our local thrift store.  All she required was a new draw knob from Home Depot, a wash down and buff up with beeswax and orange oil.  Isn't she pretty? 
It is beautifully made with so many great features.
Gentle bowed front

Warm patina

dovetailed joints

Simple claw feet
I can't decide what the wood veneer is (it has been stained and is a beautiful dark walnut colour on the inside) or the age. Any suggestions?

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