I didn't know I needed this buffet until I saw it in a booth at an antique show last weekend. I already have a family heirloom oak buffet and a tall china cabinet and a 1940's vintage cupboard. I am trying to stick to a budget, too. So I thought about it for a week or so, then decided to sell the 1940's cupboard and bring this lovely home.
I think it was made ( and then painted ) for my dining room.
As soon as my Mike saw it, he said " I'd strip this - it's oak "
But I love the wonky paint job. Whoever painted it just painted right over the hardware, so where the hardware is missing there's a bare spot.
And I love how the painted is crackled and distressed.
Its as close to the colour of the wallpaper as a person could get if they were trying.
I bought this punch bowl at an auction years ago. It was another one of those things that I didn't know I couldn't live without until I saw it.
This punch bowl started the pink milk glass collection.
My Mike thinks it's "funny" how I see something and have to have it. I told him he didn't know he needed me either, till he saw me.
Tell me; what did you have to have but didn't know it till you saw it?