Monday, March 22, 2010

Love at first sight...Bedroom Redo #3

As I told you in an earlier post, I found this beauty at a Goodwill Industries store in a neighboring town. I needed a small bedside table or not-to-deep desk to go in bedroom redo #3. I had shopped all the flea markets and thrift stores in our town and hadn't found anything that I was drawn to purchase. It was all too costly and without character. However, when I stepped inside Goodwill Industries and saw this beauty right inside the door, I knew I had found just the right piece. I honestly couldn't believe my good fortune. I think she's just beautiful...


Unfortunately, someone painted over all the hardward. Good grief! I'm going to try to strip the paint off the hardware that she's got, and I'll have to buy a few new pieces to replace missing hardware. It's beautiful though, isn't it?



She's not perfect in any sense. She's been battered around a lot and has about a bajillion layers of paint on her. Someone obviously started to strip the paint off and didn't get very far. I can relate. It is a hideous job, but in the end it's the only way to go...



Such beautiful details...

They just don't make furniture like this anymore.



I'm so anxious to begin the refinishing, but I have to wait until it gets a little warmer. Oh, and before I forget. Here is some of the best news of all. Hard to believe, but true...



As I was driving her home, I assured this little beauty that $14.99 was not a true representation of her worth! On the tag you'll notice it says "Week 12." I can't believe someone didn't snatch her up on Day 2. So happy! More to come...

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10 comments:

Tolentreasures said...

Oh my gosh, is that a beauty! You really hit the jackpot on that one. Is there anywhere around there that dips things. Easy way to have it stripped! Can't wait to see if finished.

Cathy

Becky said...

Now you need a nice antique mirror to go with it. I saw that bedspread in Marshall's on Saturday. It is so pretty and fresh looking, love the pinks and greens. Great finds you have there!

Quilt Hollow said...

Imagine the resale once you clean this baby up!

gail@myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

wow! that's great! nice piece with a super price!
thanks for visiting my blog and commenting about my recent finds.
gail
ps have a great week!

MiaKatia said...

It really is such a beautiful piece. Centsational Girl did a post recently on paint strippers. Although I can't remember which one she preferred. I can't wait to see the finished piece. I am excited to see what hardware you choose.

Tina said...

Oh WOW Suzanne! She is a beauty. I can't believe she sat in the goodwill shop for 12 weeks!! Obviously she was waiting for just the right person to take her home:) Enjoy!! ~ Tina xx

PS- I quite like the painted hardware, is that wrong ;)

Room to Inspire said...

Oh my, it is a beautiful piece! And for only $14.99 - wow, you completely scored with this find for sure. I can't wait to see the transformation.

Chelsea

Manang Kim said...

It is really beautiful and with a price tag of $14.99 it's a steal. Thanks for sharing!

2nd time around:Vision wares

agirlandherbrush said...

Absolutely lovely piece! It does have really gorgeous details. What a find! I am sure you have a lot of work ahead of you, but it will all be worth in the end.

Merrie said...

She is quite a treasure! I have never seen a desk with that much character before. Congratulations on finding her.