a few months ago, I showed you a table that I got a yard sale down the street for $10.
I scored HUGE that day, also getting a beat up sofa for $15. I had been looking for months for a beat up sofa, not disgusting, but worn and perfect for the doggies on the back porch. Found it!
Back to the table – When I looked on the underside of the table it said “Bombay Design”. I looked it up online I found it for $499! Score yes! I came home with my $10 table and my $15 sofa and before I even brought anything into the house, I dipped into my paint stash and spray painted the table a Color called “Winter Gray”. Easy as Pie!
I am going to take a quick left turn here and tell you about another piece I Made over…don’t worry we will get back to the table…
Fast forward a year to this summer. While visiting my in-laws, I helped my Mother in Law, Patti, furnish, decorate and style a new bedroom addition in their home. The room was built last winter with the intention of my husbands Grandmother, “Gram” moving in, but sadly, Gram passed away in January and the room sat, a bit lonely and empty for 6 months. My job was to make it a happy room.
We went to Grams old house to get furniture (this was the house that she lived in for 50+ years and tended to until the day she died at age 96!) To say that she had a House FULL of furniture is an understatement.
My daughter asked me, “was Gram a hoarder” .
I said “No, honey, if you live to be 96, you accumulate a LOT of things that have meaning to you. Your childrens’ things and your grand children’s things and in our case, your Great Grand children’s things !”
So we pulled a few pieces; a dresser with a mirror and a bedside table.
Both pieces were is shiny mahogany, too dark and too formal for the new room. The walls of the new room are a blue gray and I was going for an airy coastal vibe. Time to paint!!! Time for Inspiration.
|This was my “inspiration” piece.
This dresser is by Chelsea textiles and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
this dresser retails for $3080.
I do not have BEFORE photos but this is the gist of it…
The dresser came with the most unusual and funky shield mirror…
|I LOVE this mirror! so unique.
|cost of refinishing – $28.00
BACK to the yard sale table…did you forget where we started? I almost did…
to your home,
grab a can of this paint and find an accent piece and do it up!
on an antique website ,
a bargain and
is it made of gold???
this is the number I hope to stay under for my kitchen renovation!
BUT – I do like the LOOK and it will be my inspiration piece….
I am off…….