Wednesday, January 12, 2011

This One's for You, Ma!

I recently found another place for finding fabulous furniture that needs a little love. Up here in Minnesota, garage sale season is short. This year was my first year at hunting for furniture to rehab, and by the end of the summer, I had a stack of thrifty finds that was taller than I am *blush*. The hubby was none too happy. However, since the snow started, I've worked through my stash. No garage sales and empty thrift stores had me searching for online auctions. Such deals to be found!

I found this piece on K-Bid...and I actually won it...for $14.24!

Yes, this is a terrible picture and angle, but at least I have a before! Victory!

Anyway, my mom was looking for something for her entry. I love the way this turned out and hope she does too!




There is SUCH a difference in the last 2 pics. The last picture is how the piece looks in person. I was messing around with flash/no flash. Still trying to take better pictures *sigh*

~Allison

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26 comments:

Sanctuary Home said...

Great job Allison! I bet your Mom likes her new entry piece, I know I would.
Susan : )

Chrissie said...

Beautiful work, I know your mom will love it! What a fabulous deal!

Tara Lauren said...

Looks fab girl! I am trying to find a piece similar to that one but its slim pickins right now!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looks great, allison! i am sure your mom is going to be thrilled!

Brandi said...

What a beautiful gift for your mom! I bet she loves it!

Jenn ~ Flea With Me said...

I'm all about "the mom" :)) It looks great, awesome job!

Randi said...

That is absolutely beautiful!

Visiting from Miss Mustard Seed.

Meg said...

Oh my gosh! What a beautiful piece! I love how you refinished it. I wish I could find furniture pieces for such great deals. I'd love for you to share at my link party going on now! alittleknickknack.blogspot.com
Have a great night!

Princess Danell said...

OOOOOHHH! Nice work. I'm looking for paint inspiration for a new piece I just acquired. Your console turned out so pretty.

Jill @ Craft in a Northern Town said...

Nicely done!

I'm in North Dakota and have had the same problem with the garage sale season. I keep going to the thrifts hoping something "new" will show up!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

So beautiful - and my mom has the same one! Great minds think alike, I guess.
Cheers,
Andrea

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great job on that piece. I have been working on a mirror since yesterday. Thanks for joining the party and I hope you will come back and add a link to my blog next time. Thanks

Ashley Tremaine said...

Wow, what a great job!! It is beautiful!!

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

Allison,
This is just gorgeous! I'll bet your mom loves it!
Kim :)

Lori @ Projects Plenty said...

Great work! I bet your Mom loves it. I SO understand about the challenges of getting good pics. :)

...............Michele @ Portlandia Vintage said...

I cannot believe that it is the same piece! Fabulous!

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

REally, really great makeover!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

That is beautiful! I love how it turned out- and bet your mom will love it too! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Aileent said...

That looks amazing, I am so glad that I dropped by your blog.

Blue Creek Home said...

Wow, what a great piece to overhaul. I love the shape and now with it's beautiful finish, it is the perfect piece for a foyer.
Great job.

What is it about stacks of furniture that bothers husbands so much???? :)
Rhonda

Kirby said...

I want this for my house! Love, love it! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a fab day!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Great job, Allison! I'm sure your mother is thrilled! And be sure to read my latest post. Sending The Stylish Blogger Award your way!

Sarah, Three Boys said...

What a great idea! They look great. Thanks for stopping by Threeboys. I LOVE your blog:)

Allison Shops said...

Wow - what a difference! It looks great. Love the hardware too. Hope you'll drop over to see the picture wall I helped DD2 create at her home.

Allison
Atticmag

Tara @ FabuLESSly Crafty said...

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Happy Crafting!
Tara @ FabuLESSly Crafty

Christina said...

Very nice! I'm sure your mom will love it!

As for the pictures...it's something I'm really trying to work on myself lately too. I've learned from others that it's best to take a picture with natural light (outside or near a window) with no flash. I've had the best luck with that...it's just that I HATE waiting for daylight to take pictures!!!!

Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"!