Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A Fab Goodwill Find


I just love Goodwill, don't you?? I joke around that its my home away from home!! I especially love it when someone takes a perfectly good, vintage chest of drawers to Goodwill for me to find. One little secret(not a secret really) is if you see a piece of furniture there is to take the tag off of it and carry it with you. She who has the tag gets the goods. Learned that lesson the hard way when I missed out on a child's rocking chair. I had it in my cart, asked one of the workers the price, and another worker took it from her saying that someone else had the tag for it. Boo hoo...
But, seriously, look at this beauty. Even Heaven above was shining down on it!! $49. I love this piece. Several people were checking her out, but I had the tag!! Learned my lesson. It has a bow front-not sure if you can tell or not. I was wanting a chest for the foyer in the house we don't have yet. Can you just imagine the decorating possibilities?? Ok, I need help in deciding what color to paint her. My original thought was either antique white or black. I don't think I really want to paint her black. Another thought was sage green or blue. Have y'all seen the November issue of Country Home?? It has some great blue painted furniture and kitchen cabinets. Making me want something blue. Bring on the advice!!

21 comments:

lipstickandlaundry said...

I vote for a sanded shabby green... I would normally say black, but since you said you were not wanting to go black, which does actually show WAY too much dust... I vote GREEN... By the way I LOVE that dresser! Score... here is another tip... Not only grab the tag, but if small enough take a drawer with you too... I learned that from a seasoned thrift shopper! ~Jen

Rachel said...

I wish we had a goodwill here!! What a FABULOUS find. I love her lines, she is ever so pretty....
I say green as well. Can't wait to see the finished project. Good luck.

mysteryhistorymom said...

Our Goodwill is the pits. I want to go shopping at your Goodwill! You find so many wonderful goodies! Can I come along next time?:) Lori

Kindra said...

I have almost the same dresser! Mine has a bow front and the same knobs. :) I think there is even a date written on the bottom of mine from the 20's or 30's. I'll have to take a peak. Except mine has different feet. Is it a taller dresser? Mine is. I've had mine for awhile now...my mom got it at an auction and it was my brother's for awhile and then I got it when I graduated from college.

Can't wait to see what you decide to paint it. I'm always a sucker for robin egg blue. :)

thehomespunheart said...

Beautiful find! I love it!!

Michelle said...

That's a great find. I guess the color would depend on the wall where you are putting it. I kinda like the soft sage green too..maybe you would even like to do some of that crackle look paint on top?

Laura said...

What a great find! I love the bow-front, I could seen it in a blue or even a creamy white and you can spray paint the hardware in an antique bronze. Many possibilities! Have fun!

Laura :)

Gettysburg Homestead said...

You got a great piece! Love the bow front. Hmmm.... color I've seen a lot of robin egg blue recently. Or you could do a green and then glaze over top with a brown. The possibilites are endless.

Carrie said...

What a great find I wish we had a goodwill. Can't wait to see the end results!

Wendy said...

Hi elise thanks for stopping by my blog!!! I too love to go to Goodwill, but ours doesn't seem to have all te awesome goodies like everyone else seems to!:0( Have a great night!~Wendy

Heather Kate Mattos said...

I like the shabby green idea. But if you're thinking blue, my husband and I refinished an antique armoir a few years ago in a great seaglass blue/green. We still love it. The integrity of the piece remains, but with a little flair. A Swiss Coffee-ish white would be nice, too! Have fun!

blessedme said...

Oh, I could see a dreamy white with stenciled soft aqua blue and green detailing. It's beautiful, can't wait to see what you do with it.

Busy Bee said...

That is such a neat dresser! If it would match your house I vote for barn red! Happy thrifting!
Stephanie

Bobbi Jo said...

Elise,
What a great deal! Gotta love a bargain. I found your blog through Joy's blog at Joys of Home. My second daughters name is E'lyse. Pretty name! Love your blog. Gotta go read some more. Hugs, Bobbi Jo-AZ

Cottagecheap said...

OH so pretty! I have a new color I want to try out from Lowe's called Dried Hydrangea. Very happy green color!

I have some great Goodwill finds over the last few months and I hope I can find a chest as pretty as yours, too! :-D

Tamlynn said...

Beautiful! I love the hardware too. Can't wait to see how you transform it into a beloved heirloom.

asnipofgoodness said...

I vote blue, like that pretty aqua blue, with an antique finish so it looks old. What a great find, love it!!!

Amy R. said...

Go for antique white. That way you can use it anywhere and for a long time...
I tagged you on my blog...

kari and kijsa said...

Fabulous find!! We would go with the sage green with a great antique glaze on top- so many great details and lines that would pop in this color scheme!!
Have a blessed Sunday!
kari & kijsa

Julie said...

Okay, Miss Elise....
let's see if blogger will let me post, today? I've been trying to write you for days, now....

First of all, you are just too cute for words! I'm just a gigglin' down here at the thought of you with your tag and sticking your tongue out at the suckers who don't know any better (that would be me, by the way!!!)

I just love your find! Where are you girls living that y'all have such goodies at your Goodwill?!!?
I have never had such fortune at any I've shopped in.... hmmmm....

Can't wait to see what you'll do with it!!!!!!!!!!!

Blessings,
Julie

Emilie Nichole said...

How about a muted red? Sanded with wax rubbed over the top for the glossy finish? Yum