August 13, 2011

When furniture calls your name.








Two weeks ago, I ventured out for an afternoon of treasure hunting.  I found the most incredible deal on an old French wardrobe.  It's the perfect piece for my sewing room, and at 10 feet long will hold tons of my vintage linens and loads of fabric.  It's like having three armoires- the piece is huge.

It's currently a pale green with typical French details, but you know I'm going to paint it.  At least the doors and sides and I don't really care for the gold trim details.  The inside is maple and in great shape.  A mirror inside each end door, locking doors with original keys, and large drawers make me a very happy girl!

The room is about 800 sq.ft and has been used for many things...mostly holding my "store".  I'm a crafty girl and I need lots of stuff.  I can't wait to finish it up and show it to you.  With our sons moving out this week and next, I haven't had much time to play.   Which is why I'm blogging at 1:00 a.m.   (Yawn)

I'll post the Before and After when the room is complete.  There's much to be done.

 Enjoy your weekend!  Linking up to:


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10 comments :

  1. i do love that piece! i'm more jealous that you have a 'room' for your stuff. my 'office/drawing room/space' is also the 'guest bedroom'. and it's tiny!

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  2. That piece of furniture is screaming my name with a bull horn! What an amazing find. I once saw an almost identical piece here in San Diego in an antique shop for about $10,000. I drooled on it but, it was WAY out of my budget. Can't wait to see how you paint it.

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  3. OMG!! said squealing in a 15 year old girls voice. You are so lucky ducky!!

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  4. I know all to well about furniture calling ur name, lol. This is really a beautiful piece! Stunning! I cant waite to see the whole room when ur done......Bonnie(ur latest follower)

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  5. wow! I am in LOVE with these! I never luck out and find pieces like this :/

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  6. What a gorgeous piece! I have a 9' long french armoire in my bedroom- I love it. It is white and blue with gilding... one of my favorite pieces and holds tons of stuff! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  7. Oh my - I LOVE, LOVE that piece - it's so wide - wonderful!

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  8. I need to tag along some time :) You always find the neatest stuff!!!

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  9. I need to tag along :) You always find the neatest stuff!

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