Thursday, March 24, 2011

A Treasure Hunt

I love to pop into consignment and antique shops every now and again to see if there are any hidden treasures just waiting to be found.  I ventured out this week to a few nearby, looking for a great deal on some old bar stools.  Well, I haven't found any that have fit the bill just yet, but I did stumble across something great along the way.  I've been seeing a lot of old furniture revamps on some of my favorite HGTV shows.  So, when I spotted this little gem hiding amongst old ash trays, lamps, and dishware, I was instantly intrigued.  It was in a room marked 50% off (music to my ears!).  I mustered up the nerve to ask if they'd take $60 for it (someone wise once told me, just ask - all they can say is no, or in this case - YES!) I'm certainly taking a risk on this one since its not your typical unscrew-staple-rescrew-type-deal, but I'm never one to shy away from a challenge.   Here is a picture of my newfound treasure:

The task at hand is to find some great fabric to reupholster this baby.  I'll also use a complimenting color to paint the wooded frame and legs to give it a whole new, updated look.  Here's a little before-and-after snack to hold you over:  I decided to paint the little desk in my kitchen/dining room to match all of my other freshly-painted white furniture in there.  Here it is before:

And here it is after a new paint job and some new hardware:

A closer look:

I think I'll find a cute chair to use with it - maybe something to contrast the white.  Total cost for this project $1.87. (I still have leftover white paint, I found the hardware at Home Depot for $1.87)

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