Thursday, August 7, 2008

Favorite Finds

Rhoda at Southern Hospitality (click on my sidebar under favorite blogs) is hosting a favorite finds blog party. It's really hard for me to pick one, so here are a few of my favorites.



I purchased this piece at an auction for $100. Quite the find wouldn't you say.
I have been thinking about painting it black, but I don't want to ruin it. Does anyone out there have any advice on painting it?


I got these nesting tables for free!! That's right! A friend of Alvin's was throwing them away. Imagine! So guess who brought them home to Becky. I had them restored and can't remember how much it cost, but not much I promise!



Our armoire is probably my favorite piece of antique furniture. It's solid pecan and I love the finish! I feel like I stole it paying only $225 for it at an antique furniture store. It was in perfect condition and I knew Alvin could gut it.



And here's what the inside looks like. My hubby was able to remove the orginal shelves and bars (it had been used as a closet) and now it is a funtional entertainment center.



I do love this little chest. I bought it several years ago at a flea market for $25.
It is solid oak. It always had a sad look. So last year I painted it black and added new knobs. Wha-la!

Now it's your turn to join in the party. Oh, and don't forget to visit Rhoda. She is amazing!

34 comments:

Darlene said...

WOW...you have some BEAUTIFUL pieces!! I LOVE them!!

Casey said...

Oh my gosh I love that new pic of Bosco at the top. Your house looks gorgeous!! MUAH!!

Sue said...

What beautiful pieces you have chosen to share with us for Rhoda's party. It has been a pleasure meeting you. Enjoy the fun.
Hugs,
Sue

Nicol said...

Beautiful finds! I love the look of wood. I haven't painted much because I love the wood so much. There is some ugly wood, but if it's lovely I feel no need to ruin it.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Becky, thanks for joining in the party! I love all your antique pieces. I don't think I'd paint that first chest, it's too pretty as is. But I'm with you on updating older things with black paint...it's great!

Rhoda

Bella said...

You have a great eye, you have some amazing finds!

Nice to meet you,
Bella

Emmie said...

what lovely furniture and all in such fab condition! x

Alyce said...

Hi, thanks for visiting my blog. You have great pieces! I love the first that you showed. I'd leave it as is..it's very pretty!

Jeanne said...

You have a good eye for beautiful pieces with great prices. I love the free tables. Now that's a deal. Smile.. I would hate to see you paint that piece black. But I am a purest.

Jeanne

Monkey's Momma said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! It looks as if you and I share the same taste in books. I have read a couple of the books on your Shelfari shelf.

ceekay said...

Thanks for stopping by...I love your nesting tables. Someone else showed some this week. They are so handy and you can do so much with them.

Half of the Style Sisters said...

OOOH I love your red sofa and the color of your walls! What color is that? You got some great deals!! Thanks for your nice comments on my blog today. I love your blog it looks like you have a ton of fun with your family!! Keep up the good work.

Karin

Nicole said...

Wow, your like the antique finder queen. I love that armoire, it's beautiful, what a steal. How nice that your hubby brought you those nesting tables, and that he's so handy!

Shannon said...

I love all your pieces but that armoire is GORGEOUS! Love it!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

You have some absolutely beautiful items! I can't pick a favorite! ...and the prices were even better! :) ~Rhonda

thestonerabbit said...

Oh, I LOVE your thrifty finds! That armoire really caught my eye as I've been on the hunt for one (to gut, too) and have shelves installed. I want to put it in my dining room for storage of my many cake plates, luncheon sets, etc.. I was born in Batesville, Ark., but have lived in the KC, MO area most of my life---I still have relatives in Mtn. View! It was nice to meet you via Rhoda's blog. Dana

The Berry's Patch said...

You have some beautiful pieces of furniture there. Thanks for sharing!

Picket said...

Beautiful pieces girl..I love black painted furniture lately! lol Thanks so much for coming by and for the sweet comment..please come back anytime.

Susie said...

Bec, I wouldn't paint that first piece of furniture black. It is way to pretty the way it is.

Victoria said...

Becky,
Thanks for stopping by mine & Christina's blog and commenting on Amelia's room. I can't wait to read more of your blog.

Victoria

Jacquie said...

Becky, you have some beautiful antique pieces. I love antiques... and have found a few at a great price, too. It seems like it's getting harder and harder to find really good deals these days, doesn't it?

I agree with Casey... I love the new pic of Bosco!

Melissa Wertz said...

Beautiful finds! Great prices.

bj said...

OOOOO, you have some fabulous pieces!! Thanks so much for playing along in Rhoda's party and sharing with us your precious finds.
hugs, bj

MiMi said...

You have some great finds! I would not paint that first piece, as it is so pretty like it is. I LOVE the nesting tables and the armoire is amazing! You inspire me to go antiquing!!!

Rue said...

Your furniture is gorgeous! I couldn't paint that piece of furniture myself. Your home is beautiful :)

rue

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Hello....this is my first time stopping by. I love all your thrift finds. You have a lovely blog. Will stop by again. cherry

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Thanks for the kind comments on my post! I loved your armoire so much, I had to show it to my husband! We are looking for a similar piece and went antiquing today!

You asked about the drapes in my dining room! I'm almost embarrassed to tell you! LOL! I try to make things very easy! The vertical panels are hung on just a small, cheap rod underneath the panels. The panel is on the 2" metal rods that you hang treatments with the wide hems on. (The rod is flat.) But it is velcro'ed to the rod. I have several panels that I made, and I can change them whenever I get bored with them. One side of the velcro is on the rod, (Sticky back velcro), and the other side of the velcro is on the curtain panel. The rods are adjustable on the side, as to how far you want them from the window, and I wrap the panel all the way around the panel. I use that stiff white "sizing ?" underneath the fabric panels to make them appear straight and rigid! Does that make sense? LOL!

Take care! ~Rhona :)

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Becky,
Your furniture finds look great in your home. Everything looks so warm and inviting. From the picture, the piece you are asking about looks great just the way it is!
Diane

Eve said...

What beautiful finds! I love antique shops, thrift stores, garage sales, estate sales. You never know what is hiding there.
I especially love the over all, warm and friendly, look of your home.

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Oh, sounds like your hubby's a handy one..how great with your finds. It's fun to see some of your oak pieces painted...I just need to do it.:)

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I love your finds! And I don't think I would paint that first piece -- I love the colors and texture in the wood too much!

Beverly said...

All of your pieces are wonderful. I love black chest.

Good luck on the bathroom remodel.

Leigh Ann said...

Can I paleeeze go shopping with you? Those pieces are amazing! I never find deals like those.

His Doorkeeper said...

I love old furniture. It just seems to have more interesting looks than something very modern. I always like to think of who had it before me and what their life was like.

You have a great sense of style!