Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Finds of the Week #31

As you know I like to hunt for junk and this week I found some great things.  


Drexel Vanity

Old dresser-falling apart but has good bones

Just one of the drawers that needs work

Floral Frog

Heavy urn with a fake plant-plant will be going 

Vintage window frame-I have a project in mind for this 

Table cloth by April Cornell

A pair of white shams with lace and vintage fabric

Vintage fabric and a snowy white table cloth 

Lovely dresser

Ironstone Pitcher 

Ironstone dish 

White pitcher 


Sign for my kitchen 

Shabby Chic box 


Desk-before 

Desk-after 

Thomasville Table-before

After

34 comments:

  1. You find some of the best things! I love the sign...it would look great in my kitchen, too! The Thomasville table makes me drool each time I see it, it is probably a piece I would have overlooked in it's original state, too! Just goes to show what a little bit of paint can do for a piece of furniture.

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    1. Thank you Marigene-the sign is not old, but I liked it so I bought it. Paint can do wonders!

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  2. Oh my, I am loving some of these pieces and so could find a place for the vanity, not that we are vain over here, but it is its versatile use as a deck as well. The sign for your Kitchen I could use that as well, glad it's staying with you, making a great conversation piece.
    Thank you for your inspiring share, as well as making me wish I had a really big piece to work on right now!
    Thank you dear for taking the time to share with me your beautiful comment.

    Looking forward to what you come up with next.

    Xx
    Dore

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    1. Thank you Dore-I am finishing the vanity today-soft french blue and gold. The sign is from Cost Plus and it is not old, but I like it. I love to cook so it fits well in my kitchen.

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  3. Your treasures left me speechless once again!

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  4. Dang you find the best stuff. Love the Drexel vanity. I would love something like that in my bedroom to use next to my bed and move the dresser to another wall and move my big dresser out!

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    1. Thank you Kim-I am painting the vanity today and then it will go up for sale. It would be very useful in many places.

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  5. I have that same sign in my pantry! I bought mine at World Market (which I think is the mid-west's version of your Cost Plus) a year or so ago. I still love that thing, even though it isn't old (as you mentioned). You found some really lovely dressers! I'm looking forward to seeing them transformed.

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    1. Thank you Quandie-I love a good dresser too! Great minds think alike-I love the sign too!

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  6. You always find such great things... I want to come thrifting with you!!

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    1. Thanks Martina-I wish you could come with me-we could get our "junk" on!

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  7. Oh my did you score this week! Can't wait to see what you do with them all Darrielle.

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    1. Thanks Marie-I am finishing up the vanity today and then hope to fix the dresser up that is all broken. What colors would you paint them?

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  8. That broken down chest has some great details...and the Drexel vanity..need I say anything else?? :)

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    1. Thanks Robin-I think I might paint the broken dresser in MMS blue and the vanity is almost finished-some gold bling on it!

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  9. Hi D.D.,

    Fantastic finds as usual for you....lucky girl. The desk you painted in Luckett's green, I have a question? Do you apply wax first and then the stain or vice versa, please?

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    1. Thank you Debbie-it was a good week for finds! For the green desk what I did was dipped my brush in the oil and then the wax and then I brushed on the desk and rubbed/wiped off. It goes on easy this way and I can control the wax.

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  10. I meant to say the wax then hemp oil (not stain) or hemp oil then wax....which comes first or does it matter?

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  11. I want to go thrifting where you go thrifting! Great treasures! Love your before's and after's.
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    1. Thanks AnnMarie--come anytime! I would love a friend along!

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  12. Great finds! What fun it is to find a treasure in disguise! :)

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    1. Thank you-I like finding treasures that no one thinks of as treasures but are!

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    1. Thank you Pamela-Fabulous finds for sure!

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  14. Love the vintage floral fabrics and that window frame.

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    1. Thank you Donna-I have this 'thing" for fabrics and have a closet full-the problem is that I don't sew that often because I would rather paint! The collections just keeps growing!

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  15. What lovely finds! So much potential and promise.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you Amalia-I agree there is a lot of potential in my piles!

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  16. big heavy SIGH on all these.....

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  17. wow, what a lot of treasure....
    Nancy
    wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Nancy-it was a good treasure haul!

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