I got a text message from my dearest Jess on Saturday morning. She had spotted a sideboard at a local car boot sale & thought I should check it out. So I trotted down to the monthly sale. I liked it, but it wasn't my "dream" sideboard....You know those Danish style ones with sleek lines & the high price tags. The seller was so keen to get rid of this Australian made sideboard that they drove over to my place to look at mine & we did a swap. We had a Balinese style TV unit that just didn't complement our decor. So I ended up with this one from the 1960's for free, manufactured by the Hancock Brothers, who ran a sawmill & made furniture in Australia starting in the 1890's. At least now I have a piece of furniture I prefer & which will do the job until I find the ultimate piece. I changed the handles for a pair from a 1950's dresser collecting dust in our garage.
I replaced the wooden handles for these metal ones.
I'm still undecided about the layout....sideboard in between cabinet & pigeon holes or on the end??? I'm thinking maybe in the middle looks less busy. It's clutter central around here!
I picked up this set of old wooden canisters from one of the car boot sellers for $3.
I had to buy this ghastly tea towel seeing as it is from the year I was born.
Here are a few things I scored from the freebie bin........
A sweet little plaque from 1960
Two 1960's Rubbermaid kitchen mats for hot dishes
Not a bad haul for a total of $4!