Thursday, January 19, 2012
The Buffet Is Long Gone But They Didn't Want The China Cabinet Top! Status: Mmmm...Leftovers!
This china top was left behind by a couple who drove down from Minneapolis about a year and a half ago to pick up a Brasilia bedroom set. They snatched up the bottom half of it to use as a TV stand I think and didn't have a use for this. I had seen plenty of these on the web paired up with short legs to make nice curio cabinets so I was happy to keep it.
I find little tables and whatnot with hairpin legs all the time at estate sales and have a lot of
them just sitting around in the garage so I thought I'd slap a set of them on the Broyhill Brasilia
Well, the idea is sound but these legs are maybe a little too tall. Once I got the china top up on
them it didn't look quite right. It looked better once I got it up against a wall so maybe it's fine as
is but I also have a shorter set that are currently attached to a not so sturdy bench that I picked
up at the Wentzville flea market last spring. I've offered this up to fellow bloggers over at Living
Analog since they posted the other day about wanting just such an animal, but if they don't act
fast I'm going to put a shorter set on it and put all of our DVDs in it!
Only thing is...I wish it had doors all the way across the front. The areas on each side aren't so
useful for storing things you need to be able to access. I'll have to just use that area for display
and use the center for DVDs. Not that there's anything so wrong with that. I've got plenty that
needs a good place to be displayed! Plus then I'll have all that area on top to put a few ashtrays