Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Would You Buy It Wednesday?

Older than vintage. Base to a china hutch. Very, very, very iffy.
The drawers and doors are stored inside.
Hinges - really rusted out, 
screw holes - very large and worn out too.
It is in my carport and MAYBE it will be revitalized
but
not without some serious help.







14 comments:

  1. I think that one would have to be a freebie. :@

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  2. I have to admit that I do not have the expertise to put this piece back together so I would have to pass on it. I do love an old buffet though! :) I would love to see it if you do get it fixed up!

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  3. So would I love to see it fixed up but I am not holding my breath. It seems to me that it is beyond help. If it does get fixed up I will take pictures of every step of the process. Maybe it will turn into something useful. Maybe.
    - Joy

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  4. Joy here (again). Wrote on my brother's blog when I answered. Oh well.

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  5. Funny I have a topper just about if not in worst shape than that one. Now for over a year. so yes I would bring it home.
    Lisa

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  6. LOL.....well, I would and have. The moral of that story is......if you haven't previewed (at auction) for petes sake don't bid!!! It was an old pie safe, with wonderful punched tin in the doors.....it seriously fell apart in the process of loading it in my truck. It's now in my living room and I love it, but it was one of my biggest challenges and the day I brought it home I quick hid it in garage and threw a big ol' blanket over it. Sending you lots of "good luck"!!!

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  7. could be a very neat piece, but i think i'd have to pass. love to see what you make of it, though.

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  8. What you say its in your home now...lets see!....

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  9. Though I've learned a lot going to woodworking class with my kids, that would have to be free for me to want to try to do something with it. Maybe even use the wood for something else if it can't be fixed. Definitely has patina! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Hmmmm.... probably not. And then I'd see that you did something wonderful with it and I'd be sorry.

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  11. It is not in the house (its the rat or mouse droppings that I really hated. Yucky. I don't know if it will move anywhere but away - maybe - I will clean the wood (sweep, maybe disinfect with bleach water or something. If I do anything I will take photos and update the first blog about that hutch base but .... I'm not holding my breath.

    - Joy

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  12. ps there are two vintage greens - one is http://avintagegreen.blogspot.com (that is me and the other is http://avintagegreenlife.blogspot.com/ - she creates the most amazing art from found junk- metal, cloth, wood, bone... take a look.
    - Joy

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  13. I rarely like to give up on anything but this will take some determination and effort.
    do not limit yourself to seeing it as a hutch base or cabinet. Think outside the "box."

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  14. ditto to what Karen said! ha!

    Kristina

    @PearlGateway
    www.pearlgateway.com

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Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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