I bought this little buffet last week at a garage sale for $5. I imagined it painted white. Also, I thought it'd be perfect on our covered deck to replace a couple of crates that housed a lamp and such .
I had one of those common brass lamps from the 80's, and spray painted it white. I put this picture on facebook and a picture of the lamp with a wicker shade. It was a 50/50 vote. But, even the red voters thought that the wicker was more appropriate for outdoors and went with the 1950's sort of look. The red adds so much to this corner but, there is a lot of other red out there.
Ah yes, the fun turquoise interior. I just can't help myself.
This is a good place for the aluminum this summer. I actually use this stuff when I entertain. Last summer I had 5 girlfriends from HS over. Everyone brought a bottle of wine and snack, I provided iced tea and iced water which was served in the aluminum. This summer, the top of the buffet could be used for the wine serving which would avoid some of those big wine spills. One of our friends is an actress and singer, she talks with her hands a LOT. And every single gathering, she knocks her glass over. I'm not kidding. At a party the month before that one, she broke 2 glasses. Which was really funny to all of us as we're 50 and were not having a "Partay". Needless to say, I was at Target shortly after that and saw that they sold acrylic wine glasses. I bought one just for her and of course, when she knocked it over at the party with the 5 of us, we laughed til we cried. SO! the buffet will make that cleanup easier as part of the stuff will be on there and not the table. OK, you know this mess that I just wrote, I talk like that. It may annoy you, but, that's one thing my friends like about me.
So, this is how it looks for now, but I will change it through the summer depending on the occasion and my mood. I really like all of my vintage stuff and like to rotate it around. Have a great weekend! We're having a family reunion here on Sunday.