Sunday, October 4, 2009

New (Old) Bookcase

We recently bought a book case at an antique store. I had been eying it for a while, hoping the price would come down a bit. We had a lot of books that were still packed away since our move here (in 2005!). We like to buy antiques since the quality is usually better than most of the newer furniture built these days; plus it can be less expensive.

One day, I was driving past the antique store where the bookcase was, and I had an urge to go in. They were having a sale on certain pieces, and the book case was STILL there, and better yet, it was marked down from $209 to $150! I called Handy Man on his cell, and he said "Buy it!" He had to go back a few days later and strap it onto his car to bring it home.

Behold our new bookcase! It is made out of mahogany. The back panels of the bookcase were a bit messed-up looking, but I knew Handy Man could fix it. He took the back panels off, and put them back into their correct places so they would lay better. 

The back has a label on it that says "Paine Furniture Company, Makers of Fine Furniture, Boston."
Do any of you buy antiques? What has your experience been with antiques?


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