Now, a few years ago I picked up this baby on ebay.
I thought it looked like a bedside table in the photo so I snapped it up for £30 as I thought it would match my french bed. When it arrived, it was HUGE! The measurements had been on the listing but I hadn't checked. This is a metre tall! Oops! ( Could be worse! I nearly bought dolls house furniture accidentally once!)
This is the ONLY thing I have ever had that I am frightened to paint.
It's old. It has a patina that can't be faked.
It's carved. These are not stuck on!
It's oak. And it has cute feet. ( My photo was too blurry).
But, (and this is probably why it was £30) some plonker has SCREWED the top onto the base!
So what do I do? Does the fact that someone has already ruined this mean I should paint it? Or should I countersink the screws and fill the holes? (Will that look okay or like 4 brown blobs?) At the moment this is in the corner of the living room with a strategically placed lamp and coasters hiding the screws! The light was too poor to capture the detail so I dragged it into the garden as you do. (The neighbours must think I'm mad, frequently dragging furniture outside for photos!)
I like painted furniture with a wooden top but I don't fancy wooden furniture with a painted top.
I could mosaic it?
What would you do with it?