Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Vintage Jackpot

The hubby and I hit the jackpot last night! The nicest, sweetest elderly couple in Mesa were getting rid of a house full of furniture.  All in immaculate condition and prime for painting!  We couldn't fit all of it in our car so they offered to put a few things in theirs and they followed us home.  How nice is that? We brought all of these...





 I painted these today and can't wait to show you tomorrow :)



{Please don't judge the nastiness that is my garage.  We sure could use a separate housing area just for the kids' stuff.  3 bikes, 2 big wheels, 2 trikes, 3 scooters, 1 plazma car and 1 police vehicle take up a lot space!}
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18 comments:

  1. SCORE!! All of the pieces you got are so beautiful! can't wait to see what you do with them :)

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  2. That dresser is stunning! Lots of fun stuff to work with...definitely hit the jackpot!

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  3. Whoa, that is a haul! I know you will do it all justice.

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  4. Man, why can't something like that happen to me! You got some great finds!

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  5. I'm envy! Can't wait to see your finished projects on your "new" furniture!

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  6. Hi Natalie! Great finds! I bought a pair of end tables similar to the white ones above. They have that hard white veneer top that seems like its almost plastic. I've been procrastinating on finishing them because of that. What do you think you might do with the tops? Leave them alone? I'm a bit stumped :)

    Rachel
    xoxo

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  7. Oh how I wish you lived in my city!! I have so many projects going on here that I'd love to have you help me with! You do beautiful work!

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  8. Rachel, it's formica top - scratch it up with sand paper the best you can and then roll or spray on an oil based primer {Kiltz or Zinnser} - it has a higher adhesion than water based primer. That should do the trick. Good luck!

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  9. Okay...I want the dresser. And maybe the bed...what size is it? Plus I might need the nighstands too. I need to move Liv into a big girl bed & so she is leaving behind the baby set. I'll try & stop by today.

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  10. OMg

    my friend is looking for that exact same bedroom set white french provincial

    she is the type that dies when she sees me paint furniture so I won't hurt her by forwarding this post to her LOL

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  11. My dream!!! How gorgeous are every one of those pieces!

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  12. You lucky girl you! What a score! Love your blog and your style. I have been looking for a dresser like that one with all the details, LOVE IT! Can't wait to see what you do with these.

    Lindsay
    www.countrygirlhome.blogspot.com

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  13. Wow you really did hit the jackpot!

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  14. I have this dresser. Can't wait to see you update it.

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  15. What a find! I'm green with envy. Re-do i s beautiful.
    Mandy
    www.projectqueen.org

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  16. Wow lucky you!!
    Rina
    www.glamathome.com

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