Wednesday, July 18, 2012

$20 Storage - Cha Ching

I recently lucked into the best deal on a gorgeous server to replace my beat up old Bombay Co. console table. I used to have it under a window, so the cats did a number on it while observing the local wildlife. Truth be told, while I loved the design of the piece, it was never very practical in terms of storage. At the very least I pined for a nice shelf underneath to stack baskets and maybe display a few things I had nowhere to store decorative objects.



I sort of fixed the problem with a large Irish linen table cloth and a smaller topper - it covered the scratches and I could stuff a few things in among the legs for hidden storage. It was one of those works for now kind of solutions, but I wasn't going out of my way to look for a replacement either.


Then a recent trip to the Salvation Army turned up this beauty. Priced at $40. On half-price day. Yes, that's right, $20 for this gorgeous, made in North Carolina by the Sherrill Furniture Co., buffet server. The size was perfect, so I didn't need to move any of the gallery wall.


The upper drawers house some of my eBay packing supplies and the lower drawers and cabinets house inventory. I was able to empty out 3 heavy, hard-to-manage, storage totes into this thing. And look at how pretty the hardware is too. The finish is in relatively good condition, a few sticky spots I just covered with objets d'art need to work on, and I love the color so no painting projects in the foreseeable future either.


Any favorite rescued furniture in  your life right now?



5 comments:

Sarah AKA The Thriftress said...

Perfect price and beautiful hardware! I'm a wee bit jealous!

jabaayave said...

Lucky you! That is perfect for the space! I've been searching craigslist for something similar, but everyone wants way too much.

AlliFerg said...

Gorgeous! Stopping by from YHL!

Tammy said...

I'm so jealous! What a wonderful find and an amazing price tag! Don't you just when you get a steal like this. It's so pretty and being functional is a bonus. Well done!

Iron + Twine said...

What a GREAT score! And we agree the color is perfect! Way to go!

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