Monday, May 30, 2011

"Special Deal" on a French Find

I found this beauty at Savers last week. I have only been there twice and had never bought furniture there...but when I saw this piece, I had to have it. I have resized and cropped this pic 4x and this is what I'm getting. Sorry!
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It was priced at $24.99, which is more than I would've normally paid...but I loved it, so I was ready to buy. Since I'd never bought there before, I asked the guy in furniture if they would load it up for me. He said "Yep..if you'll pay cash, I'll give it to you for $20". Who was I to argue? He told me to meet him in the back and he'd load it up.

When I opened up the back of my SUV, he quietly said "You can just put the money in the back". And that's when I realized that I was ripping off Savers...unknowingly. This guy was pocketing the cash. I felt immediate guilt, but didn't feel safe saying anything at that point. So, I got a deal at the expense of Savers. Onto the reveal...

I sanded the top...the wood was in great condition! I painted the base a robin's egg blue..it's so pretty. A mistint gallon that I got at a garage sale (full...never opened!) for $2. I stained the top with Provencial from Minwax...which is a shade lighter than Dark Walnut. I liked it, but didn't love it, so I ended up doing the dark walnut over the provencial...and it worked great. I sprayed the hardware with ORB, put Minwax Wipe-On Poly on the top, and here you have it. She's my new favorite!

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~Allison

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37 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

beautiful! love the style and the colors!

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

I love it! The color and distressing are perfect! I can't believe that guy. He's got his own little side business going on....rude!

Fiona said...

found you at Primitive and Proper. this is gorgeous. well done on a lovely makeover.
cheers Fiona
www.lilyfieldlife.blogspot.com

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

Gaah!!! LOVE!! You have a good eye for potential!

Brandi said...

Great transformation Allison and i really like the color.

Just Jaime said...

Very pretty! Great color choice!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

She's adorable and I love that color!

Vintage Charm said...

Looks good. Love the two tone!

Serendipity Chic Design said...

Perfection Allison! I especially love the color!

Take care,
Lisa

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

What a sneaky guy! :} I love how it turned out, beautiful color and style!

Megan said...

love love love! The color is fabulous!!

idesign said...

such a pretty piece :)

Jackie
http://jaclyndesigns.blogspot.com/

Kara said...

Really lovely. I love the color and your distressing.

KATHY said...

I love the style,and the color is fabulous.

Kathy

Fishtail Cottage said...

This is gorgeous & i love the makeover! oxox, tracie

Julie said...

Gorgeous! I love it. In fact I'm downright jealous :)

Mimi said...

Beautiful transformation here! I'm so loving the color you used. Glad you shared this at Shabby Chic Cottage

Erin said...

SO fabulous!! Would love to find one in my Savers!

Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

LOVE this! The color and distressing are so pretty!

lvroftiques said...

What a cutey!! I've never heard of Savers. Vanna

A Few Pennies said...

That is beautiful! Great job.

Christina said...

I love it!! The stained top...the color...distressing...great work!!

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

Pamela said...

Oh, sweet to start with but so awesome in the after-ness. Love the style and the blue. I'll show my ignorance by asking what ORB is. I know I wouldn't have seen the potential in this but maybe now I'll see things with a different "eye."

Joyfully,
Pamela

Deborah March said...

SOOO very beautiful!!

Sweet Young Journey said...

I found your your blog link at MMS.
It's so pretty! I love French furniture!
Cheryl

Karen said...

Its so pretty Allison. Love the lines of the table and the color is beautiful.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Ohhh it is darling! Loving the color you chose and I love that you left the top natural wood. Your distressing is perfect too~ sharing this on FB~ thanks for sharing at FNF!
Also, I added the html for a few of my buttons on my sidebar as well - Usually if you just copy and paste the buttons the code will copy along with it- but the html code is there also now- thanks for asking :)

Katie said...

Beautiful!! Just love the color.

Cailan said...

Oh I would love to find a piece like this! You did a such a lovely job!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

This came out great! I just love that color blue!

DallyGirl @ Lifeat2810 said...

I have been looking and looking for a piece like this! Love it!!

Jonel said...

Pretty table!

Liz said...

Darling. I love the shade of blue. :)

~Liz

P.S. I love your blog. I'm following you now.

Annie said...

Gorgeous! Makes me want to go searching for good finds like that! (here from TDC)

Julie said...

Very pretty, I love the shade of blue!

gail said...

I love the color and the mesh doors! very pretty, nice makeover!
gail

adventuresindinner said...

She's very sweet. You are reminding me to not look at pieces the same way-I might have passed her by.