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« Reply #160 on: July 31, 2013 09:18:03 PM »

It looks great.  I love your fabric choice.
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« Reply #161 on: August 01, 2013 04:15:47 AM »

It looks lovely. Great job!
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« Reply #162 on: August 28, 2013 05:55:30 AM »

so I picked this hallstand up at a thrift shop yesterday, it cost 40e (about $50) and I am not sure what, if anything, to do with it. It is missing one of the metal umbrella drip trays at the bottom, but it fits like it was made for this space. I really do need somewhere to put keys/shoes etc, and was thinking of filling in the two gaps beside the drawer to make extra surface and also putting an additional shelf over the heart, for shoes..

but I am not sure if I should touch it at all, it is solid wood, seems to be oak, and I don't want to destroy it either if it is a good piece.

your thoughts??

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« Reply #163 on: August 28, 2013 07:54:35 AM »

What a great find!

If you can modify it in a temporary way, it shouldn't affect the value. I think putting some extra surfaces on each side of the drawer would be handy, but I don't know if I'd put the shoe shelf in over the heart. I think that would detract from the look of the piece. I would kick my shoes off UNDER the drip tray shelf on the bottom. Smiley
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« Reply #164 on: August 28, 2013 08:57:05 AM »

I agree with Rackycoo.  Fill in the spaces that are blank, but don't add anything.  What a lovely find!
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« Reply #165 on: August 28, 2013 11:20:01 AM »

What a lovely piece of furniture!  I like the idea of placing a flat surface on the two ends to hold mail, keys, etc. It would be great if you could find some old vintage marble...

A trash can in one of the drip tray areas would be helpful..or maybe some sort of bin to hold gloves and hats?  Shoes can go underneath a bit...

Fresh flowers would also be lovely on the center piece...
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« Reply #166 on: August 28, 2013 04:17:25 PM »


A trash can in one of the drip tray areas would be helpful..or maybe some sort of bin to hold gloves and hats?  Shoes can go underneath a bit...


ohh great idea, I had thought of trying to find a baking tray to fit, but never thought of using a taller receptacle, good thinking!...and I also agree with you guys, I would hate to cover up the heart by putting another shelf in there, but I have a lot of shoes!..two bits of marble would be fabulous for the open spaces. 

what do you think about the embossed metal piece in the middle, I am not sure if it meant to be shiny and has tarnished over time, or if it is meant to be blackish?
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« Reply #167 on: August 28, 2013 06:37:03 PM »

I thought that was carved wood. I guess you could try to clean it, once you figure out what sort of metal it is, but I don't mind it as is.
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« Reply #168 on: August 29, 2013 09:06:33 AM »

Maybe you could try to clean the high points and leave some of the patina.  I also like the idea of a trash basket in the bottom drip tray.  You could also maybe build a portable shoe rack that could be removed for the other drip tray.  That way you would still be able to see the heart in the middle.
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« Reply #169 on: August 29, 2013 05:10:22 PM »

Maybe you could try to clean the high points and leave some of the patina.  I also like the idea of a trash basket in the bottom drip tray.  You could also maybe build a portable shoe rack that could be removed for the other drip tray.  That way you would still be able to see the heart in the middle.

oh I like this idea, sorta like a wine rack, that I could put in on one side, trash basket on the other...and some kind of minimally invasive fill-ins for the 'empty spaces'...I also love the idea of cleaning the high spots..I will do a small area first and see what kind of metal it is..

thanks all you guys for your input...I will post a pic, whenever I get it sorted, given that (obviously) the floor underneath it, needs to be laid first..it may take some time
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