Thursday, May 21, 2015

~thrifty thursday~fab furniture find

I am sure you know by now how I love to go to thrift stores.
There's something about finding that special unique item and hauling it home.
Most items need either a little work, a make over, or make under, but I am happy to do just that.

I want to show you this piece that I picked up recently at Value Village for under $100.00.
When looking at furniture at thrift stores, don't be intimidated by their color or hardware. That can all be easily changed.
With so many paints to choose from now days that require no sanding or priming, things are so much easier.

Instead look at the character each piece has.

The details,
How easily the drawers slide open and closed.

I decided not to paint this piece.
Instead over the course of 2 days I sanded it down to raw wood.
I removed all the hardware and replaced with wooden knobs
{ran 2 short, another trip back to the store!}

I still might wax it but I'd like to keep the color.
I could not have got around all that detail without this sander.
Lifesaver to say the least!
It has a tip that you can add on to get into really tight places and unlike my other sanders, the sandpaper is pre cut and velcros on!

I am still unsure if I will keep these knobs or do old white porcelain ones.

Can't wait for you to see this in place all styled up!


CEM MANIAS said...

Gostei muito seu blog! Vou segui-lo e adicioná-lo à minha lista de blogues favoritos:) Hugs, Manuela

Cassie Bustamante said...

oh melaine, it is stunning! what a beauty! ilove the raw look. :)

Anonymous said...

That piece is amazing! What a wonderful find.


LMBC said...

Gorgeous! What a great price too! Love what you did with the finish

Unknown said...

Oh it is just beautiful and I too love the raw wood. I would definitely keep it natural and just wax it. You always get the best pieces at amazing prices! can't wait to see it all done and in your home.

Unknown said...

Great find, you lucky lady! I'm looking forward to pictures of it set up in your beautiful home. Thanks for sharing with us.

Sew a Fine Seam said...

That is a gorgeous piece! Love the lines and the details!

Petie said...

OMG...I just bought the sander. It's exactly what I've been looking for. Thank you for sharing that tip. What you did to the dresser is amazing and I love the wooden knobs. Love your creativeness.

Meg said...

Love love love this piece Melaine! What a score!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wow oh wow, that is gorgeous! If you haven't waxed it yet you should try Hemp Oil. It will soak into the dry wood and not really change the color, but might deepen it a bit.

Donna C. said...

Love it you lucky, talented girl! Well done!

Rhonda said...

It is gorgeous and I love the look of the unfinished wood! I also like the look of the wood knobs, I think anything else would take away from this piece.

Unknown said...

That is beautiful! What a find! So glad you decided mot to paint it. It is so warm looking sanded down.

Toni said...

So would look so awesome waxed. Great choice to strip it down......I'm trying not to be jealous!

Laura @ duke manor farm said...

wow. that is a gorgeous piece. no doubt it will look fabulous!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Gorgeous and what a great find. I love the raw wood.

Sunnykm said...

Gorgeous but I would do porcelain or glass knobs

Unknown said...

Your design looks amazing, you can tell that loads of thought went into putting everything together. It's got a real vintage feel, which I love! best recliners reviews

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Burlap Luxe said...

Love the outcome of this piece, you just added hundreds to it value.
You could also lime wax it with a bit of white to it grain, creases and crevices. making this piece feel really old world. plux this wax seals it all up.

such a beautiful piece.


Carole said...

What a gorgeous piece of furniture! I'd have done like you, sanded it, but left it alone otherwise. :)

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