We found it at an auction, and bought it to re-sell. But once it was home, it just looked like it was, well...home.
It's not perfect--the finish is old and worn, there's a hole in the little drawer inside. We don't care.
If I re-sold it as planned, I was going to paint it, and that was really bothering me. Because I don't like to paint old wood, but to refinish this one would take a LOT of time that we don't have.
Funny, though, because for us, the old, worn finish is just fine.
She holds a lot of books, thank goodness, because we had to get rid of one of our bookshelves. Fortunately, only a few books had to be weeded to have enough space for the ones we really wanted to keep.
Getting it in here meant moving shelves of books, lamps, chairs, you name it. In the process we got a lot of cleaning done, so that was good in itself.
Now it's all done. Not something that was on my to-do list, but something that sure has made us happy. Some of my feather collection found a new place,
the globe and some lamps got shifted around,
and the little hobo art corner shelf got some new glass.
Done and done!
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