So he brought me this old piece- it was once a cabinet for a record player of some sort (now empty), with no back, no inside finish, and of an odd set up.
You can see why I love this piece so much, those fluted legs, the detail in the carving, Just so Charming.
You can see, that the bottom portion is useless, unless you access from the
back, which isn't that practical.
Then I added vintage music sheet paper inside covering the sides and bottom hiding the tattered-worn frayed wood.
I also removed the front carved piece- that way if someone wanted to use that bottom portion for storage or to display plates or something they could.
Lastly I added a back, with some light padded thin wood, and covered with burlap.
So although this was probably a beautiful record cabinet- it is now a cute
little display piece, for vintage books, china dishes, linens..
Here is an example of what i put in it, Vintage books on the top shelf, and old piece of luggage on the very top, and some vintage linen napkins on the bottom shelf, with the peek hole.
I just Love how anything can become something, just because it was a Record Cabinet doesn't mean it has to stay a Record Cabinet.