I have been looking for storage for my punches but haven't been able to find anything I really like for my scrap room.
So, last week, I went to visit a friend for the weekend who lives two hours away. She loves checking out antique/2nd hand stores so after a great brunch, we hit a few little shops.
I found a beautiful cabinet (low, like an end table but a lot wider) in cherry wood. Very vintage looking. It has 8 small drawers with a long, wide drawer at the bottom. I loved it and thought it would be perfect punch (or stamp) storage. It was marked at $99.00 and apparently they had just gotten it in, the day before. I planned on purchasing, put down my third row of seats and went back into store to load it in my car. Well, they had it out of the corner where it was being displayed and much to my dismay, the back left corner of it had been repaired. It almost looked like a new corner had been made with a resin material and painted to match. An area about the size of 3X3.
So, even though I love this cabinet, I did not want to pay 99. for a damaged piece. But now...I am regretting not purchasing it...They told me in 30 days, it would go on sale. Most likely 20 percent off if they had not sold it.
Not sure what to do but my thoughts keep drifting back to it. My friend says she would go pick it up, if I decide to buy it.
What would you do?