Saturday, February 19, 2011

fabulous finds!

So, ya know how you find these great pieces at a yard sale, estate sale, on the curb, thrift store where ever you 'happen' to be, and they just beg to go home with you?? You know right?! Well, for me, I just can't walk away sometimes. Sad pieces with so much unrealized potential! Someone has to CARE!
So in my truck, packed like the Beverly Hillbillies, and home we go.  Hubby just scratches his head and helps me unload, mumbling under his breath the entire time, "I just wanted a garage, to actually park the cars.  I just wanted a clean, neat garage." Sorry hun, the cars are ok with rain, sun, sleet & snow - on the sales lot they aren't covered, so they feel more at home in the drive!! Ya think he buys it? yeah, NO! Bless his heart, to tolerate me & my shenanigans!

Ok, back to the PIECES... so you have 4 or 5 (10 or 12, who's counting, really?) and you have big plans, a time line, the perfect color, where it will go (if you are keeping it) and the price if you are selling it, yadda, yadda.  Something happens to throw you completely off getting them transformed into the beauties they are waiting to become.  But another yard sale is tomorrow and you still have that piece that the thrift store said they would hold for 4 days.  OH GOODNESS! The garage is slam packed full up can't even walk around!  YIKES!!! But I have more pieces that need to fit in here - some where!  And I'm sure there are sales I am missing today!

I could go on & on, but long story short, here are a few "inventory" pieces that are waiting on me.  SOON, very soon (the weather is warming up! YAY!) I will post the AFTER pics.  Don't you give up on me, now!! Stay with me!


green barrel chairs

naked chair, sunny yellow?

3 drawer chest


coffee table with the glass!

white with a bit of shabbyness??

very old with great bones - thinking red with a glaze??

can see in a foyer or used a petite desk...

two great cottage side tables

great little traditional side table

french beauty - well, soon to be

leather topped petite table

see the potential? green? blue? black?

buffet, white with a bit of distressing??

AND I would love your comments! At this point, I could use a boost! What colors, techniques do you see on some of these pieces?

thank you for being here!

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Courtney said...

Oh the possibilities!! My garage looks very very similar and I can't wait until it warms up so I can get busy.

Aubrie said...

I can't wait to see what you do with all of these treasures! I hope you post as you finish them. I am a new follower :o)

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B.Large said...

looks like you got a lot of good finds! Thanks stopping by my blog! I'm your newest follower! I love getting new followers! Much love and many blessings!
B.Large Designs

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

You are going to be busy Donna! Please post after photos when you're done with each piece! I really like that simple caned chair, and that sweet petite desk!

Prudently Painted Vintage said...

Wow! that is A LOT of furniture to be painting. I am digging those green chairs. I could do a bunch with those :)

Thanks for the nice comment on my board and batten. I am your newest follower as well.

Can't wait to see what you do with all this (especially the chairs!)

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