Monday, February 23, 2009

I Love Junk

I paid $30 for this 1950's buffet at a local thrift shop. As you can see my first attempt at painting it proved unsuccessful. Now, it may appear that I am not a perfectionist but I did have a plan.

Which meant it had to be re-sanded, re-painted then re-painted and re-sanded. See what I mean?
Its resting now in the playroom. Housing all the grandkids puzzles, crayons and video games. Generally speaking this is usually not my style but I love it, love it, love it and it has now made it to the Who gets what when I'm gone list? Now, what I'd really like to know is.... Do they know something I don't know? -OR - How bad do they really want it? Yikes!

yard sale find


lvroftiques said...

Oh me likey wikey! The buffet turned out GREAT!! You have a way with the faux aging girlfriend! And the compotes! Love compotes!! Ya know the little white milk glass ones you have? I have some too. I also have the little colored lidded candy dish...great minds girlfriend! Lol! *winks* And that me wanty that one!! Vanna

Tomarie said...

Man, I like your "junk" too! Beautiful pieces! :-) L~

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

I'm so glad you took my sage advice girlfriend! LOL I love the coffee table with the harlequin! And that dresser!! You are one talented lady! God Bless you today! Lauralu :)

ann said...

Oh I didn't know you liked g.sales etc.You've found some great things here.I love the buffet...Ann

Cindy J. said...

Athella, no one and I mean no one can convert such a plain Jane into such an heirloom. I love it, I have to admit I might not of "seen" it's true beauty in it's original state, but you sure did. Just amazing. How is your gradson? My baby boy is home now and doing really well, more tests to find out what is causing these problems, but I will take his better health for today. Thanks so much for your prayers and support. Love, Cindy