New Finds

Monday, February 7, 2011

The plan is to paint her in a pretty creamy color and stain the top in a nice deep stain. I think having some dark surfaces in a mostly white room helps to ground the space. Now do you want to see the hutch?

The plan for her is to go in my kitchen. I'll paint it in cottage white to match the kitchen cabinets.  I think  I may remove the doors and paint the interior turquoise. I'm going for a kind of farmhouse chic in the kitchen and I think the curvy doors are a little more precious then the look that I want. While I was there I spotted a few more items that I just had to have...  I know ...I've got issues...Would you like to see what else I bought?
Milk glass creamer and sugar bowl
.Silver plate bowl
I also bought this box. The plan is to paint it and distress it and  add a vintage graphic.  I'll use it to store fire wood.
I've had this bench for a long time, I think I bought it about  ten years  ago. I'm ashamed to say its been sitting around in my shed for that long. Well I finally decided to do something with her. I bought paint in Sharkey Grey, by Martha Stewart. I think I'll cover the seat in burlap and add a pretty graphic..   
I'm working on her this week. I hope to have pictures by the end of the week. It looks like I'm gonna be a busy girl, busy and happy. I'll keep you posted as I get em done. Sorry about the glare in the glass and you didn't notice my unfinished floor right?  I didn't think so.(tee hee) I'm joining  Debbie's Newbie Party.                     



  1. Wow, you had a very successful trip! Have fun with your projects and be sure to post some "after" pictures. Looks like you are going to be busy busy busy.

  2. OMG that piece is so gorgeous!! Oh it could be painted so many different ways even in the french blues or greys!!
    What a find! Can't wait to see what you do to it.

  3. Wow Karen! You won the Goodwill lottery with those awesome finds! 1/2 off for the dresser and the hutch! No way! I can just imagine your excitement once you found them! Oh and the bench...I love it! I thought you already refinished it!!! I seriously thought the water marks were designs in the fabric!!!

  4. This is a monument find - don't you just love those times?!

    C’est un plaisir de venir sur ton blog !


    Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio

  5. Hi Karen,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and following. I am now following you. I love each one of your goodwill finds. I wish my Goodwill had great things like those.

  6. Wow Karen...these are beautiful pieces! You hit the jack pot with that dresser! My, my...

  7. What a great find and to get it at half price!!! I think once you paint it you won't mind the curvy doors. Adore the blue paint on that bench!

    Show us more when you can!

  8. Wow, what great finds! And you have really good plans for revamping them. Visiting from Debbie's and am a new follower.

  9. Awesome finds!! I just found your blog via Debbie's linky party. I am now following along come check me out if you get a chance.

  10. Wow, you had a great trip! i love finding things like those, especially half off items! I found you through Debbiedoo's. I'm following you now. Come be my bloggy friend!


  11. Stopping by from Debbie's.... Looks like you have a lot of fun projects. I love goodwill, I just redid a dresser from there. I love your ideas and I can't wait to see what you do with these pieces, I am your newest follower!

  12. Your new dresser will be fabulous. Love the idea of staining the top dark and painting the rest white. Love the bench too and can't wait to see the after pics of both. I am your newest follower. I hope that you will stop by and visit me too.

    Susan and Bentley

  13. Hi! I'm here from Debbie's party! Your "finds" are AWESOME!! When I go shopping like that, I call it "junque" shopping. A Q makes any word look more exciting!!
    You have to know, I collect depression glass, and what you have in your creamer and sugar is milk glass, and the pattern is Hobnail. You hit a gold mine of treasures! Enjoy them!

  14. Great stuff you got there, love that silver bowl a lot! That dresser is going to be so cool, just love that piece

  15. Great finds, lucky you :)))
    I'll be coming back to check on the bench this week ;)

    I found your cute blog over at Debbie's Party, and became a follower! Stop by my blog too if you please :)

  16. Meet another Bichon fur baby mama. Not to mention serious Goodwill thrifter. That's where the "magpie" in my blog title comes from!

    This was a major score! A hutch like this would never make it to half price in the Atlanta area. It probably would not be on the sales floor a full day.

    Congratulations on a truly beautiful find!

  17. What great finds. I stalk Goodwill too but have yet to find anything. I am your latest follower. I found you through Debbiedoos party. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back at Thanks so much.

  18. What great finds you have there. Love the bench too. I'd say that the 10 years of it waiting in the shadows has aged it to perfection. Can't wait to see it when you're done with it.


  19. Boy I will say it again we have a crappy Goodwill! You got some great stuff. I am drooling over that bench. Now following you.

  20. Those finds are spectacular! I can't wait to see how that dresser evolves.

    And, thanks for always having such kind words to say to me. You are a ray of sunshine! xoxo

  21. Wow! I never find anything remotely that cool at my Goodwill. That was an awesome find. I can't wait to see what you do with it!

  22. You did good at goodwill. I have a similar dresser in my kitchen. I plan on redoing in a similar fashion. They make such fantastic storage. I will be back to see the stool. I has great lines.
    I am your newest follower. Please visit and follow me as well. Hugs, Ginger

  23. I think this is going to be amazing, can't wait to see what you're going to do with it!

  24. Love that buffet! Looks like one I did for a client, I think they made a ton of those in the 70's, but they are looking so much better now, when we get our creative hands on them!

  25. No wonder you were excited! Fabulous finds!!!!!

  26. I'm in love with the milk glass- I have a thing for cream and sugar bowls myself. What a great find. I also love the buffet. I'll have to show you a picture of my buffet/credenza. Is there a difference? Anyway- found it on craigslist and just love it! Thanks for sharing.

  27. Oh my goodness that dresser and hutch are to die for!! Fabulous find! And that little bench is just too precious! Awesome job! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog and definitely following you back!


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