i've searched high and low for an affordable piece, to no avail. until today. i found this:
the doors are a little off and i think they can just be sanded down a bit, but i have a cabinet maker for a brother in law, so i'm hoping he can help me out with new doors if need be, but it has -great- bones, don't you think? and fabulous hardware! oooooooh, i'm so excited to start working on this!
i had a little time to kill on my way home today (yeah, friday!) so i stopped at a place that's been in my town for a long time and i've never visited. so glad i did, it's a house full of treasures, junk and well, more junk. it's the kind of place where you could visit a thousand times and still find something you didn't see the first time. nothing's really organized, but that makes it more fun. this beauty caught my eye peeking out of an outdoor storage shed as i was entering the property. she had it marked $190 but i talked her into $100 pretty easily (so it's probably worth what, $30?)
the back was falling off, but that doesn't matter because we'd have to cut it anyway for plumbing accessibility, but otherwise it's a very sturdy, solid piece with dovetail drawers.
it wasn't a steal, but it's just what i was looking for, more or less. i won't be able to work the baskets underneath as in the inspiration piece above, but i'm not entirely concerned with that.
i'm curious as to what you furniture painters usually pay for a piece, i've seen a myriad of hutches and a plethora of dressers redone, what's have you been paying for these pieces, un-done?
now this, this was a steal. $10 and the guy at the thrift store threw in an old bottle i wanted. that little circle in the middle of the chair slat needs a graphic, don'tcha think?
and it has this super secret hiding place, wink wink, nudge nudge.
i think i'll keep all the money i win from tonight's mega millions jackpot there when i get it :D
my youngest's softball season just started here this week; we have a double header scrimmage tomorrow, another scrimmage on monday and games start on wednesday. i'll be slacking on posting a bit, in case any of you 13 followers miss me. nothing beats watching my daughter play softball, and unlike the blog title, she won't be riding any pine.
should i get a guest blogger? heh.