We paid about $20 for this credenza (I think it was maybe $23. So spendy!) way back when we first moved in. It's a very solid piece. So solid it was by far the hardest thing to move, including the fridge. I love its clean lines, ample storage, and flat display space.
The middle section had doors when we brought it home, but the track was completely messed up. So eventually we took the doors off. I don't miss them, it opens up the whole piece.
The problem with Mr. Credenza is this. His drawers are body are a decent enough wood veneer. The top is straight up wood grain Formica. I'm not always anti-Formica...but I am in this case. The Formica and the veneer aren't even the same tone. The top is quote cool, while the veneer has reddish undertones. (Oh, and I loved the aged brass handles.)
My first instinct was to paint the whole credenza. I even talked about painting it a mustard-y color way back when. I was inspired by Centsational Girl's office credenza, which is similar in shape to ours.
|Photo by Centsational Girl|
|Cambium Credenza by John Gavin|
|Picture from Young House Love|
|Picture from Design Sponge|
As much as I love the white/wood credenza/dresser meme, I'm fearful (not nightmare level, but definitely obsessing about it at red lights or in line) it might look a little harsh in our space. I started pondering using a light to medium gray instead of white. Then, constantly needing reaffirmation, I trawled the internet some more. And promptly fell in love. Even J fell for this picture.
|Photo from Sunset Bazaar|
Then I actually found a picture fairly close to what I want our credenza to look like.
|Photo From Phylum Furniture|
You can lust over more amazingly awesome vintage and mid-century modern dressers/credenzas/changing tables over on Pinterest. Have a great weekend!