Antique? Valuable? HELP!!!!

decor2liveinMarch 7, 2013

Help! I just bought this piece at a local antique and collectibles store, and I will admit to having no knowledge on the subject of antiques. It has storage on the bottoms and spins, and I purchased it because I liked the look and was planning on using it in my daughter's room to put her legos on/in. My plan was also to paint it white. When I got it home I noticed the tag on the top of one shelf. If anyone knows anything about this piece I would love to hear about it. Also any opinions on the question of -To paint or not to paint?- are more than welcome!

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    Bookmark   March 7, 2013 at 6:31PM
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Fori is not pleased

It's awfully cute. If it's not trashed, I wouldn't paint it. Cuz it's pretty!

Stained wood will hold up to kid use better than most paint and it could be appreciated by adults as well--some day your daughter might want to stick it in her living room to replaces books.

It probably isn't valuable but it's such a great shape and really kind of practical. If you can spiff up what is there, I don't think you'd regret it. Get a nice glass top for it, maybe stick some coordinating artwork under the glass, and let the building begin!

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 10:27PM
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I just happened onto your post. Not sure about your piece, but if you google Charak furniture boston, there are many pieces that are worth much more than what you paid (just guessing since you bought it for legos). There are several pieces on 1st dibs and this listing on Etsy. You might want to do more research before painting it!

Here is a link that might be useful: Charak

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 4:44AM
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