I went to my favorite thrift store the other day, and my first stop is always the unloading area where there are usually at least 4-5 other people hanging around, mostly men looking for electronics and tools. So I see this piece being unloaded, but I'm not quite sure what it is because it looks like it should have a base to it. As I got closer, I just held my breath because I knew, I had to have it. I also knew it would fit in the back of my Highlander, perfectly. I tend to get excited when I find something like this, but I had to keep my cool when I asked " So...how much?" I would have probably paid double. Now it sits on my patio until I decide what to do... It's solid oak and I'm sure with a little TLC, it can be brought to life, but sometimes I look at it and envision it painted. The doors have the original old thick wavy glass. It's missing a bit of the fretwork but who cares..not me! Oh...the things I could put in this! My first thought was over a desk...it can stand or it could be hung. And then, the more I looked it, the more I thought how perfect this would be in a bath! Filled with towels and toiletries. Of course it wouldn't fit in our bath, but it might be worth adding one just to make this work! So what would you do with it?
05/09: I appreciate all your votes everyone, and as you can see, it's a close one! I tend to agree with my friend Gloria who wrote "Unless you have a perfect spot for it right now, I wouldn't paint it. Who knows, maybe when you get ready to add a bathroom, you will know whether to paint or not."
As of now, I would have to remove a large piece of furniture to hang this on the wall, and I'm not quite ready for that. So for now, it will find a place in the garage until it's time to bring it in. We used to keep our cars in there.Imagine that! I'll keep the poll open for now. :)