Saturday, April 10, 2010

It' FREE But Is It Worth It?

Found this table HERE for yep...FREE!!

My only question is Yay or Nay? Is free worth it? Sounds crazy huh? Well let me keep it short & sweet. Even though it is free is worth the work, supplies, time & effort?



Description read as:


Side Table (End Table) - Bassett


The top of this isn't in great shape, but it's a solid piece of furniture. We're only getting rid of it because we've purchased a new end table and we need to make some room.

The veneer on top does have quite a few chips out of it and the surface has one "foggy" spot that you may be able to clean off. The table probably weighs about 20-25 lbs and is very sturdy. Perfect for a lamp to sit next to your couch.

This is a Bassett brand table and is "pecan" colored. Measures 26" diameter and 23" high.
Price: Free


Hmmmm???????

19 comments:

Tamstyles said...

Roger that...roah roah roger that!

thelennoxx said...

I really like it, it is hard to find solid classic furniture in the store, everything is made from wood chips and glue these days. I would restore it to look close to its original state. But do you need it?

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

i think it's worth it. it's a solid piece, and would be great next to any one of those chairs you have downstairs in your furniture shop. :) you can get the inspiration later. run by and get it if you have time.

Valencia said...

Very nice table. I would love to restore that...lol

Mel said...

oh it's beautiful, I'd take it in a heartbeat.

Struggler said...

Good question, and a huge dilemma for anyone without limitless time (ie, all of us). I really like the dresser I stained recently, but costing in 6 hours of my time actually made it hundreds of dollars of effort.
In this case, it's clearly a high quality table and not too big, so you might want to give it a whirl. But I'd say, only if there's somewhere in your house you can really see it belonging; otherwise, it's just more stuff, right?

Patty said...

You should totally take it, it has so much potential!

Mary Ellen said...

I think it's a keeper.... you've worked magic with some other pieces, I think this too could be magic!
-ME

Sam said...

Go for it. It looks like you know what your doing and since it's a quality piece, you may have an outcome worthe more than the trouble. I love your blog and will follow. You have a great eye for these things. Nice .. Keri (a.k.a. Sam)

thelennoxx said...

I remember that blue and silver bedroom from Cruel Intentions. I was in love with it too back then =)

The sofa feet:

http://www.ferroushardware.com/products/cat/006/

Mrs. Chic said...

what a charming table, so worth effort to transform it

Redesign Diva said...

If you have a use for it and you don't have to travel far for it, swoop it up lil mama!

Structurally it is a nice piece.

Fran said...

I say throw a linen or burlap tablecloth over it (floor length), throw a cute lamp & some picture frames on it. No one will ever know. It'll look fabulous w/o the sweat and tears!

jennifer said...

Knowing you? The table would be a piece of art in no time flat. Free = FAB when you get your hands on it.

thelennoxx said...

I can't believe you bought the two bookshelves! Looking forward to see the transformation on here (I assume you will post it haha =)

And the butterflies, what a great idea to look on ebay! I will do that, I want some. Although I have some coming my way, my uncle will give me a framed set he has =D YEYY!

Lesley said...

If you have the room to store it until you have the time then why not? You can always pass it on.
Before kids I always found it quite
pleasurable to find something by the dumpster and then make it into something useful and lovely. Now the prospect of another unfinished project is stressful. One idea is to fill the chips and paint it a solid color. I did that with a similar veneer piece. Painted rather than stained furniture is the style now. I am still trying to convince my husband to let me paint the mahogany victrola white.
Have fun!

Silvana Kathryn said...

I vote go for it! I love free thing. I love unique solid pieces, you can make they yours and have them for a lifetime.

Also thanks for coming by my blog.

Meg said...

FOR SURE!! Am I a sinner for wanting to see that baby painted? I cannot wait for another fabulous makeover from you!

karen@fitnessjourney said...

I'm wondering how the chipped veneer could be fixed. Otherwise, I like the shape of the piece and some paint could do wonders.

BTW, thank you so much for the kind words that you left on my blogs today. You are too sweet!