I’ve had grand dreams of the perfect credenza for my dining room for about 5 years now. I’m disappointed with the construction of a lot of the new pieces for sale today (in my price range). So I’ve been looking for something vintage. I’ve also been toying with the idea of doing some built-in storage incorporating shelving, a marble counter surface and lower cabinets. I just hate to invest that kind of money in this house because it isn’t our “forever” house.
So…instead things have been looking like the above pic for a couple of years. My sister-in-law was nice enough to give it to us, score. It’s better than nothing and serves it’s purpose as our bar and with one drawer it almost holds some of our linens.
My parents are undergoing a pretty extensive remodel on their house so I was again able to score a new to me piece of furniture. They replaced all their bedroom furniture and were kind enough to hand this dresser over. Originally I thought it’d go in our bedroom but after a little thought I decided it would be more useful in our dining room.
Using dresser in the dining room isn’t ideal, it doesn’t hold dishes too well, but it’s great for linens and flat serving pieces. And I’m loving the wood tone in the room. I always thought I wanted a painted piece for this space but I love the warmth the wood adds.
I was planning on removing the pulls and polishing up the brass but upon further inspection they are screwed and tacked on with brads. I’m a bit hesitant to remove the brads and I don’t want to get any Brasso on the wood. So the polishing is on hold for now.
Do you know of a good way to polish handles without removing them? Or do you use a piece of furniture in an unconventional way?