Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Are You Kidding Me???

Yup, that's what I said when I found this complete 1930's bedroom set on Craiglist for 50.00. This is my best score to date. I was in picker heaven. Yes, I have a little obsession going on over here and his name is Mike Wolfe, haha! Please don't tell my husband...oh that's right, I don't have one, ha!

The set belonged to the mother of the woman I bought it from. It was given to her mom and husband as a wedding gift. Love hearing the history that sometimes goes with the find. 


I started w/ the vanity and am SLOWLY making progress on the chifferobe/armoire. The head and foot board are still waiting and so is the dresser that has the same beautiful mirror as the vanity. I am having too much fun working on these, accept for the fact, there is no where to move in my garage.....just this skinny, little narrow space.
I primed it and made the mistake of using water based only to have the dreaded bleed through. So I primed again w/ oil based Kilz and painted it a soft blue from Martha Stewarts line...can't recall the name, something with an A and Elegant Lace by Glidden. I never buy paint other than the oops stuff but I needed to splurge so I wouldn't run out. Oh and I really, really wanted to splurge on chalk paint but they don't call me The Cheap Mom over here for nothin'.

I totally love this and I love the happy accident of capturing the rose bush in the mirror.



A little toile fabric lining the drawers and the top stained in Minwax American Walnut.
 Like I said, this was my best find yet but like anything old it always comes with issues...peeling veneer, joints that need to be tightened, 100 year old grime that needs to be cleaned up before the painting fun can begin. So happy painting to you! And excuse my relentless bragging of my cheap finds!!!

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29 comments:

Sarah said...

you did an amazing job, its gorgeous!! and what a steal! go girl :)

Cindy said...

Fabulous wonderful amazing find! And it is transformed with the paint! I love that you left the top natural. You must be tickled to death with the whole thing!

Cindy

The Polka Dot Closet said...

That is one that deserves bragging...Gorgeous!

Carol

Chrissie said...

Drop dead gorgeous!!!! I still can't get over that price, what a find. Im with yo on being to cheap for the chalk paint. I cant wait to see the rest of the set :)

Allison@FabRehab said...

FIFTY.Bucks.
Amazing...and you made the vanity gorgeous!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Wow, what a deal! And you are making it absolutely gorgeous!

Teresa@Much-A-Do said...

Jealous, jealous, jealous! Your choice of paints made this piece truly gorgeous - great job!

Teresa

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

That is gorgeous! You lucky girl, you! I thought we already discussed the Mike thing, Sue! You know I love him, too, and don't want to break your heart, but I think Mike plays for the other team! :)

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

That is a an amazing find! You did a beautiful job transforming it. I would love to have you join my link party.

Jan said...

Beautiful! Love it!

Sara said...

SO pretty! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/10/turquoise-lovin-7.html

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

What a beautiful job. It looks so much better than the dark and dreary "before." And, what a great deal!

Katie said...

It looks beautiful! Love the stained top with the softer paint colors! What an awesome find!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Oh I love the colors that you used here...it's beautiful!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Tracy said...

Brag away, that is RIDICULOUSLY pretty!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Stunning! You did such an amazing job on making her pretty again! I'm a little green. Found you via Primitive and Proper. Toodles, Kathryn http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/10/chest.html

Honey at 2805 said...

Absolutely amazing job. She is gorgeous! I would be delighted for your to link to Potpourri Friday!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

WOW! What a gorgeous job you did! And an awesome price too. Newest blogger here. How could I not be:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Absolutely beautiful, thanks so much for sharing!

Beth said...

GIIIIRL!!! I want your Craiglist location! We can't even buy end tables around here for $50...I can't wait to see what the other pieces look like cuz this one is a-mazing!!

Jill said...

I am so jealous of your great find but the vanity turned out gorgeous!

deborah@confessions of a craigslist junkie said...

Absolutely beautiful! I'm going to check out more of your projects! Thank-you for your nice comment on my site too!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

What a deal--beautiful!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

This turned out beautiful! I love the two colors together. What a huge difference!

Becky said...

I love this! I want it ;)
Your comment on my blog made my day!

Butterbean Row said...

You did a spectacular job! It must have taken you a lot of time and patience.

♥charlotte

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

LOVE THIS PIECE, YOU HAVE ALOT OF REALLY NICE PIECES WOULD IT BE OK IF I FEATURE A FEW ON MY REVIVAL MONDAY, PLEASE LET ME KNOW
THANK YOU
LAUREN

trash_2_treasure said...

This is beautiful, like you I love a great bargain. You hit the jackpot. I am also thrifty :-) I came across a great chalk paint recipe one part hot water one part plaster of Paris one part paint. Dissolve pop in the water then mix with paint. Works great no sanding or priming needed.

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