Let’s face it, I don’t have any more space in my house for any new furniture. So, when I headed out today to the Big Sale at Faith Farm, I knew I’d be buying some pieces to re-do so I could sell them. But, I think I might have gone a little overboard today. I just know that my husband probably will be accompanying me to the next sale, and holding on to the credit card. Yikes.
Here are a few of the things I bought today.
Can you picture this bamboo cabinet in a bold and fun color?
Yeah, I’m thinking Big Bertha needs to live at my house – after an update of course. I love that she has more “show space” than our current china cabinet, is a little taller, with a curved top – which matches the (stupid) niche that it sits in, and that it has legs instead of sitting flat on the floor. And I swooned over the detail of the grates (what are they called, anyway?) in front of the glass.
I know this is a little bit cheesy, but from across the room where my friend showed it to me, it looked like a good painting for the gallery wall in my bedroom, which is pretty eclectic in nature. But when she brought it over to me, I saw that it wasn’t a painting, but a needlepoint. And I fell a little more in love with it for being so funky. Apparently, I am alone in my love for it, as my daughter pretty much thinks it’s hideous. Hmmmm… I think I’ll leave it to her in the will. hehe
This vase has some of my favorite colors in it. Unfortunately, as beautiful as it is, I can’t seem to find a place to put it. UGH! I hate when I don’t think about that before I bring it home. I really need someone to come over to my house and style it for me. I am the WORST at styling.
My friend Tracy has a daughter who loves – LOVES – elephants. She even set up a Pinterest page just for her, so she can look at her elephants any time she wants. So these two little treasures were a perfect little find for her.
And then there is this little cabinet that I think is pretty neat-o. Don’t ask me why, but it appealed to me. It’s solid mahogany, and I wish I had a place for it in our house. But I have a feeling if I found a place for it, then the room it was in would probably be getting a makeover to match it’s style. You know how that goes…
And finally, the thing that made me laugh today… the rooster lamp. No, I didn’t buy it. But the lady who did was squealing with delight as she picked it up and flagged down the salesman to write her up for it. I think that’s part of the beauty of thrift shops – one man’s laugh, err… I meant trash, is another one’s treasure.
I did find more cabinet, but I didn’t take a picture of it. It’s another huge one, a lot like the one I painted white and blue a while back, but this one is much wider. I also found an Ethan Allen table for our dining room, a faux bamboo chippendale-style sofa table, a drop leaf table I will be using for a sewing/craft table and a few little pictures. I still have to go pick up five of the cabinets in the morning – after I clean out more of our garage.
Since I found a china cabinet I love more than the one I currently have, I have to sell the old one. Same with the dining room set, and the little table I currently have in my office. Guess who will be up early to get the Craigslist ads online? Yeah, me. Although I love buying off Craigslist, selling stuff on there still gives me the heebee-jeebees. I’m always convinced something scary or creepy is going to happen. Anyone else feel that way?
I just remembered that I didn’t show you the console yet! You know, this one.
Ahhh… yeah, that’s not going to happen yet. I finally finished the second and third coats of paint and put the doors and hardware back on – but now I’m waiting for the paint to cure a little before I start putting stuff back on it. Should be good to go in a few more days. I would hate to put stuff back on there too early and ruin the finish. But I love the way it changed the feel of the room. And I changed a few other things in here too.
I’m headed to do some laundry and clean up the mess that has been made while I was painting. Please tell me that I am not the only one that forgets everything else while I’m painting or doing another project?!
Hope you have a great weekend, and that your favorite team wins the Super Bowl. I personally don’t care who wins this year – I’ll just be watching for the commercials – and although I’d like to say that just because my team didn’t make it there this year (again), I’d be lying – I never watch the game. Okay, okay, I did ONCE when our team was in it, but they blew it, so I went back to commercial watching.
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