I have a few regular Craigslist searches (headboard, queen, antique, empire, shutters...), and for a year now I've been looking for a sideboard or buffet to go in this entry way:
What's there now is an unfinished pine cabinet I bought for my apartment 15 years ago. I was hoping to find something with a little more character, in keeping with the style of our house, like a classic sideboard, with legs- so I could easily clean under and behind it. I was looking for something priced low because the finish was in poor condition, but that might be a good candidate for painting. I liked the look of these:
|Lee Kleinhelter via Style Court via Urban Grace Interiors|
|Country Home via Urban Grace Interiors|
We bought this from a younger couple who said they bought it at an auction on a farm a few years ago. They didn't know much more about it. It has dovetail joints, and it is solid. As far as I can tell there's not a bit of veneer on the piece. There are a few dings here and there, but I think they're charming. So charming that I don't even want to paint it.
Someone did attempt to strip the finish off the top
The best part is that I don't need to do any patching, sanding, priming, or painting. Oh, and, that we got it for $75. Not bad, right?