Sunday, April 26, 2009

Back to Garden Spot Furniture

I was so excited to finally be picking up the buffet I purchased a couple of weeks ago. I just needed a pick up truck and a willing helper! My kitchen doesn't have nearly the amount of storage that I need and this was a heck of a lot cheaper than adding another full bank of cabinets and a countertop. This has a French or Italian feel. All I know is that it is mahogany and made by Drexel. (I know it looks like maple or some kind of fruitwood but it really isn't.) Although I am going to paint it, the finish is in very good shape and looks great with the cabinets in my kitchen. I am going to use it as a baking station. My enormous Kitchenaid mixer fits in the right hand cabinet. I am using one of the drawers for baking supplies and another for baking pans (cake, loaf, muffin, whatever).
From Little Nest

I love the brasses on this
From Little Nest

While I was there I spotted this spool chair. It needs to be recovered but that is a quick and eazy job as soon as I find some time. For $20 I think I got a great deal!
From Little Nest
By the way, this photo was taken in the furniture shop, not my house!

There is a 3 panel wooden folding screen that I have my eye on. It probably won't be there the next time I go but if it is, that baby is coming home with me!


Michelle said...

I can't wait to see the chair recovered, and Suzan! That buffet is gorgeous!!!! Are you sure you want to paint it?

Amelia said...

The buffett has such wonderful lines in the design of it. What color are you going to paint it?

Great buy on the chair.

Enjoy the day!

Living on the Spit said...

Lucky girl....those are great finds.

The Calico Quilter said...

I'm sorry but the idea of painting that beautiful buffet is giving me heart palpitations. Why, oh why not just poly it to protect the finish from moisture and put a stone slab on the top for a work surface. You can get remnant stone pieces fairly cheaply, and the buffet won't need a very large one. You said it matched your cabinets - please think about it! (P.S. you know that painted surfaces get dinged up in heavy work areas and that wouldn't look very good. Am I convincing you?)

Sweet P said...

What a gorgeous piece of furniture! I agree with The Calico Quilter - please don't paint it. It's fantastic just the way it is.