Friday, August 14, 2009

~thrifty treasures~

My Friday finds!
They may not look like much but I have big plans for these vintage beauties!
At first I thought about painting them black and distressing them, maybe adding a subtle damask pattern to the tops.
Then I thought about painting them a really creamy vintage aqua and painting birds on them.
Not sure yet..... I am also not sure if I will keep them, or sell them.....
they have such a great shape!
time will tell.....

what would you do with these if they were yours??
And please don't tell me you would use them for firewood!
xoxo



30 comments:

Katie said...

I am so in love with these!!!! They have great bones!

haleys cottage said...

This might be a challenge! How about aqua with a glaze on top and handpainted birdsnest with eggs on the corner of the coffee table??? Maybe eggs on the end tables. Or.... black with french writing all over, or white with new hardware. That's my suggestion, for what it's worth!

Cindy

Janera said...

Me, too! I'm very excited about these and will be watching to see what you do with them. You see, I recently found two large chests in this same furniture line. I'm using them as nightstands and loving them -- but still haven't decided how to refinish them.

In case you're interested, here's my post about them and some suggestions I received:
http://mygardenhat.blogspot.com/2008/08/pickin-your-drawers-er-brain.html

And here are the pieces in my bedroom, as they are now.

Janera said...

http://mygardenhat.blogspot.com/2008/12/divine-tassel-tassle-hangy-thing.html

Shannon said...

I saw a dresser almost identical to those! Were we at the same garage sale.. Anyhow, I would go for the black and distressing them. One other thought.. How do you feel about red? I love the red coffee table look, but I am not too sure how that would look on the side table. Good luck!

The DIY Show Off said...

I'd do a creamy white/distressed. They're beautiful - great find!

Roeshel

Fabulously french said...

They are fabulous, I would also do a white/off white distressed finish :-)

Bon weekend,

Leeann x

Timi said...

I love them!! I would hoard them in my garage, trip over them and wish I knew what to do with them!
I'm excited to see what you come up with. I know they will be beautiful!

Timi

MB said...

I'd go black or cream with a glaze. Benjamin Moore makes a great (somewhat pricey) Impervo tintable paint that requires one coat no primer. We just finished the kitchen cabinets. LOVE them. Much easier and worth the extra money on the B.M. pricetag.

sinnlighet said...

yes yes yes, your blog i lovely!

swedish regards from agneta

Maman Tattoo said...

I'll paint them white and use them as bedside talbe (I need some desesparatly!)

Kimba said...

What great finds! I can't wait to see what you do with them. I've been looking for a table with that style for a while now.

Kimba

Suzy said...

Omg!! Those are GORGEOUS!

I'd personally be painting them white, but im sure they'll look great what ever you do to them!

Suzy

http://suzys-sanctuary.blogspot.com/

Erin said...

I love them!!! I wish you were closer, I would buy them and use them in my living room.

K and A said...

Gorgeous!
I can picture them with a creamy distressed finish...ahhh

marty39 said...

I have no imagination at all, but I can't wait to see what you do with them. They have such wonderful and graceful lines. Love them. Hugs, Marty

Judy said...

Great bones....bad paint, how about a leather and nail head top with some dark distressed paint?
Can't wait to see what you with them!

Gwen said...

I love the curvy legs.

Jill said...

These table have great lines - I would paint them a creamy white with a hint of grey and the put a brown glaze over it.

SeaWorthy said...

I know what I would do..I would strip them down of all the paint and then I would butter creme, and a little creamy cream paint them, distress and wax..Ive done it before to that exact style and sold them 2 different times. These are almost exactly what you were looking at on the french dressing website, girl!!
Isnt it a total blast to trip onto something like that at a yardsale?

Your good fortune!!
Lisa
coastal nest

dbaxter said...

Creamy white distressed...oh so lovely!

cindy said...

Creamy white distressed/antiqued..sounds nice, but then again I liked that idea about painting them black and with french writing all over...that sounds cute too. Good luck!

Heather said...

Definitely not firewood! They've got great gams. I have been looking for a similar set. Black will look great, can't wait to see the results.

Philigry said...

i would keep them!
i would paint them cottage white and distress them.
they are wonderful! especially the table.
oh, and your burlap runner would look great on the table.

Risa said...

i'd kill for that coffee table!! It's too cute!

The Green Pea said...

Great finds, I like the idea of painting them black and French writing all over them. Sounds so interesting to me. What color would the writing be? Gold would look nice or maybe even cream..I can hardly wait to see what you do with them. Sandi

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Creamy white and distressed! They would be so lovely like that!
~Patti

kristy said...

My house has a black/white palatte, would love to see the pieces painted black w/ damask on top. Very chic!!

kristy said...

I am doing a black/ white theme in my house, would love to see them black, destressed, with the damask on top, very chic!

fleamarkettrixie said...

Love them, how about a lovely light aqua with a aqua damask top

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