Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Our Cool Find!

For months I have been drooling over finds that some Bloggers have come across while bargain hunting. We don't have a lot of places around here but there are a few; you just have to hit them at the right time ;o)

DH and I were out one day and decided to drop in on an antique store that has really weird hours but I'm glad we did! While browsing, DH came across an empty gramophone cabinet that he thought would be perfect as a bar -

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Isn't it gorgeous? Since we moved into this house, we've been trying to come up with something that would work well as a bar but we only had so much room. This fits perfectly in our dining room!

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As you can see, the top opens up on hinges. Normally there is a shelf close to the top but we're going to remove that and this will be where DH will put his liquor bottles and decanters.

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When you open the two doors on the front, there is an area to store glasses :o)

Definitely not a $2 find but much cheaper than if we bought a new cabinet! LOL!


25 comments:

Kat said...

Ooh! That's lovely! Glad you were able to find something wonderful that you love! Now, perhaps it will be my turn! :)

Jenn's Crafty World said...

What an awesome find!
Jenn

Denise said...

Oh - it's beautiful! What a find! It is perfect!

Smiles - Denise

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Wow, very nice find there.
Be always in stitches.

Danielle said...

Way cool find! I love antique stores. You just never know what you're going to come across.

valerie said...

Fabulous find! I love that you're repurposing it as a bar! lol

Annie said...

How cool is that! What a find. You are very lucky. It's a great piece.

Sharon said...

It's beautiful! Great find!

Melanie said...

Ooo, it's darling!

Patty C. said...

It's gorgeous - I love it !!!!!
Great find

Deborah said...

Wonderful find! It's gorgeous.

Myra said...

What a wonderful idea to turn it into a bar. It is gorgeous!

Irene said...

Great find, looks like it will serve your purpose very well.

Hillery said...

Fantastic!! Now you have to go about filling it. That was always the hardest part for me.
I could never fill up a bar, faster than I could drink it.
Ah hem...not that I am a lush or anything.

Gert said...

OMG this is absolutely beautiful! And I know it will work so well..wow! What a great find!!

Blessings....
xoxo Gert

Carol said...

Nice find, Cathey! What kind of wood is it? It almost looks like walnut in the photo. Make sure to show us the stocked cabinet :)

Christine said...

What a great find and great use for it!

♥ Nia said...

A gramophone cabinet!! Really cool!! :D

Gen said...

Great catch! I kinda love antique stores too, my dad is a retired cabinet-maker, and when I was a child, I loved it when he took me to his workshop with him, I could hang around all the furniture that was disposed kind of like a big maze, I lived so many imaginary adventures... :))

Lisa said...

That is a wonderful find! And what a fun use for it. It looks great with your beautiful hardwood floors too.
Enjoy!

Julie said...

Great find, i do love old furniture, this is gorgeous

Rachel S said...

Great find!

Rachael said...

I love finds that can be used for something else

Cindy said...

That is quite a beautiful find!!

Trina@Stitching Oz said...

I love your find! I am on the lookout for little bits to spruce up our spare rooms - maybe I will have some luck as well! I was glad to come across your blog and will be following it more from now on! Feel free to browse my blog if you'd like from time to time as well!