Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Wine Bar or Desk?

I've been having a bit of a debate with myself on what to do with this unique piece we (my hubby and I) acquired at an auction a while back.  This is an old organ shell.  Isn't it cool!  Whatever I end up doing with this, I think it will be a one of kind piece.

Before I get started on that, I wanted to give a shout out to Randee at Randee's Organized Chaos.  She is hosting a linky party, Rant and Rave About My Blog, and it is an awesome idea.  Once you link up, she will assign two other bloggers to critique your blog for you.  She then forwards the information anonymously back to you.  She will give you two blogs to critique as well.  I took these critiques to heart, and changed some things up.  One blogger said that my title was lost in the pictures on my blog header.  The other one stated that my blog posting space was too small to show off my makeovers.  So I changed my blog header and enlarged my posting space and photos.  Mind you, both critiques had lots of positive lovely comments to encourage me too!  If you are interested in participating in Rant and Rave About My Blog, you can link up here within the next 10 days.  I highly recommend it!  Before you go link up, please help me with my dilemma.

Back to my debate.  We bid on this because we just thought it was so unusual.  However, we really had no idea what we wanted to do with it.  As we contemplated this, I thought a wine bar would be an unexpected up cycling.  I had it all planned out.  I would put a small wine rack on one side and a glass rack on the other.  Once you close the lid, it would just be a pretty piece you could treat almost like a mantel.  Then I started wondering if this idea would sell.  After all, I will be putting this in my space at the antique market.  So I started rethinking this idea.  My next thought was to turn it into a desk.  I could put some little slots and bins inside.  Maybe even a drawer. Here's a second look for you. 

So, here's where you all come in.  Help!  What do you think.......wine bar or desk?  I would really appreciate your input.  I value the opinions of all you talented people out there!  Just leave a comment and let me know what you think.  You don't even have to elaborate if you don't want to.  You can just comment, "wine bar" or "desk".

Thank you so much for any feedback you can give me!!  

Linking up to:

Debbiedoo's - Newbie Monday
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Wendy @HerBallistic Garden said...

Definitely a desk! You know how messy desks get? This one has a handy cover you can shut quick! I love this piece! Lucky you! xo

~Randee@Randee's Organized Chaos said...

1st I want to THANK YOU for participating in my RANT and RAVE Party and telling your readers about it!! ;)

2nd....DESK!!! ;)

It's All Connected said...

I think the cross piece on the bottom makes it unusable as a desk. You can't pull a chair up under it. I'd go with the bar.

Anonymous said...

A desk! It would be beautiful!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Hm, I vote for a desk :) Happily following you now.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Wow! It will be unique whatever you do! Keep us posted! Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Kim said...

OOOh, that's a tough choice. This is where I get stuck all the time on my projects, two great ideas, which one to do? I'm actually leaning towards wine bar - maybe it's because I'm trying to do that in my own house, but I think that it may hard to pull in a chair like the other comment said.

Can't wait to see it when you are done!

So glad you stopped by so I could discover your blog too! Fun stuff.

Kim www.plumberrypie.blogspot.com

Debbiedoo's said...

Awesome piece. I would love it as a desk!