And here she is after:
There are 3 fixed bookshelf's on the inside...
The original solid brass pull was stunning, heavy, and OLD but there was just the one.
So I replaced it with these beautiful white/gold Parterre knobs from Anthropologie.
One knob is slightly lower than the other, and I decided to leave it as is. The piece has other slight "flaws" such as dents, dings, and scratches but I did not want to cover them up. This beauty is old. I wanted to honor her history and not try to make her look like a brand new piece of furniture.
I painted her with Annie Sloan's Aubusson Blue chalk paint and finished her with a walnut stain and clear wax.
She is a versatile piece and her size makes her perfect for many different places in the house. She would look great in a small entryway with a lamp and small tray to hold keys & mail. She could also live in a hallway for misc storage or a child's room to store books. She'd also compliment any bathroom, and be the perfect piece to store towels or toilet paper. The previous owners even used her as a flat-screen TV stand.
So where would you put her in your house? What do you think about the transformation? I had a hard time determining what style she was. What style do you think she is?