Saturday, April 3, 2010

I LURVVEEEEEEEEEEE auctions......

Well peeps, auction season is upon us and I for one couldn't be happier. I love auctions. Such a rush to wave that little piece of paper in the air...

This week, I walked away with 3 dressers, a wing back chair, a retro TV cabinet, and several boxes of miscellaneous junk. Total cost....$11.75. Not too shabby...

I'm super excited about the wing back chair...I've been wanting to try my hand at re-upholstering, and after paying a mere 25 CENTS for the chair, it should make a great practice piece!

But, the surprise of the day...the TV cabinet. I saw this little diamond in the rough, and she was OOOOOOOOG-LY. Pale pink and FILTHY!!!!!! But, I liked the lines, and I even liked the basket weave detail on the doors (tho, I think I have something a little different planned for that...later). I thought well...it'd need a SERIOUS cleaning, and some paint, but...if it goes for cheap I'll bid on it.

Total Cost....$1.00 WOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

After a serious scrubbing, and some sanding, I gave it 2 coats of a nice london grey. After that I added some mod knobs from the re-store, at .50 cents a piece. I find it quite ironic that the knobs cost me the same amount as the cabinet...kinda silly don't ya think?

But, the end result, I just LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Who'd have thought that a $2 investment could make me so giddy?



And just think...auction season has just begun, and I've already got 3 dressers, and a chair to redo...its gonna be a busy summer...


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12 comments:

  1. So pretty! I love the details. And the color you painted it is fabulous!

    XOOX
    Jen

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  2. Wow! I wish there were auctions like that around here! The cabinet turned out really nice.

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  3. Neat! Almost looks metallic.

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  4. Love it!! Love auctions too. Used to go ALL the time before children.

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  5. Wow you will have a busy summer with all of your great bargain finds! Great transformation, I love the gray color you chose!

    Kat :)

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  6. What bargains! I like the basketweave pattern. Be sure to stop by AtticMag this week for a Giveaway!

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  7. Wow - did you ever grab some bargains! Quite a transformation on the cabinet - I too like the basketweave pattern. Very unique.
    Nicole

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  8. I love your choice of paint color!! So pretty!

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  9. Nice color. Love cheap finds!

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  10. wow!! i'd be giddy, too. that turned out amazing!

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  11. That piece is very cool. I love and am adicted to auctions as well. You just can't beat some of the prices.

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  12. I've currently overloaded myself on projects too. I have a chest of drawers, desk, coffee table & 2 end tables. My hubby has told me I can't buy anymore projects until I get something completed.

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