Wednesday, July 13, 2011

It's That Time Again...Would You Buy It Wednesday?

Junker Newbie is hosting her weekly linky party today and I have a rather fun find from last week to contribute. I was drawn to this little piece at Goodwill because it was only $1.99 and because I am such a sucker for anything wooden. I asked a few shoppers what they thought this was and got everything from a jewelry hanger to a bedside table...and finally figured out that it is an old shoeshine stand! The shoe would fit on the wooden "thingy" over the top of the stand and then the polish and cloths would go inside the box. It used to have a small drawer which is gone at this point.

I would like to paint it and include it in my new upcycled decor booth; however, not sure if it would sell as a shoeshine stand. :) I am considering removing the part that holds the shoe and turning it into a little magazine holder. I would love any thoughts or guidance you might have!


Bridget said...

I think it is kinda fun & funky as it is. You could store records(LP's) in the bottom and use it as an end table.

Junker Newbie Stephanie said...

Very cool find! You could always paint it and try to first sell it with the shoe thing and if that doesn't work, remove it. It might be cool with something like vintage maps mod podged on the top!

Thanks for joining my party!


imsteelefullofscrap said...

Nah I would have passed but I am sure what ever you do with it will be neat then I would want it!

Home Frosting said...

It's a very neat item and the price was right, but I don't think I would have bought it. Would love to see what you do with it, though! Lesa

Anne said...

hmmm...I think you could paint it a fun color - or what about using a cool wallpaper on the sides? I like the idea of a side or end table. I think this could be a really fun accent piece! :)

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