Monday, July 4, 2011

Auction Goodies!

Hi Bloggerettes!  I'm sure everyone had a fun and busy weekend.  I went to auction on Friday night and scored this great french chest.  It was already painted a green.  So, to save myself some work, I painted the top white to match the hardware, then added antiquing glaze and sanded.

I would really like to add crystal handles but they can be costly.
It's going to my booth, so maybe the new owner will add some.

I gave this rather plain oak chair a new seat of green and blue toile fabric. 

Okay, that's it.  Get out there and create, make, sew, cook, photograph, repurpose or find something wonderful and share it with all of us!



The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Love the green! Cute! ♥

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

What a pretty color of green! That was luck, wasn't it? And the white top just made it. I love the toile in the chair seat, too.

I haven't had time to even think about projects this summer. And it's all been work. No fun. Bleah.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I can't believe it, Sissie! Your dresser looks almost like mine! Except for the shapely drawers {the one mine had is just straight}, the top and legs and even that side detail looks the same. I wonder if mine had such pretty hardware. It's a very pretty piece and I like the addition of the white.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

It looks great Sissie. How lucky you were that the green was already there. Nice call on the contrasting top.

About Vintage French Hen said...

LOVE this! SCORE!!!!!!

Dixie said...

love the green chest! painting the top white was the perfect compliment! I removed all the french metal handles from a chest and nightstand that I purchased last year and added the clear glass handles... Fortunately, I'd accumulated the handles over time so it didn't seem to cost too much...

Love the tile chair see too... just beautiful!

Dixie said...

oops.. .that was suppose to say toile chair seat too... LOL

Maureen said...

Wow - what a pretty green! I think the handles are just perfect too (so save your $$$).

Happy 4th!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great buys. Love that green chest.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Love the green chest.... and what a pretty chair! Hope you having a great 4th!!!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love that color of green! Sissie once again a beautiful job! hugs, Linda

Okio B Designs said...

You scored big time! Love the fabric you chose for the chair! Happy July 4th!


vintageshabbychicks said...

you hit the jackpot with your green chest, love it!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love when I find a piece I do hardly anything to. Those handles look great, we have got to draw a line when it is for resale. Love the chair too. I haven't found any great chairs in a long time.


Shelia said...

Hi Sissieness! You found some lovely finds! The little chest is so cute and that pull on it is very pretty!! Love your fabric on the chair seat too.
Hope you've have a great 4th!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Sylvia said...

Auctions are so much fun and very exciting. You found a great dresser!!!


Artist Terri Smith said...

Happiest Of Fourths To You Sweet Sissy! Something Just Told Me To Pop By Your Place, And So Glad I Did. Sista..You've Been Busy! LOVE What You Did With The Chest Top..And I Browsed Thru Some Previous Posts And Saw Some Gorgeous Pieces That Were Headed To Your Booth. Friend, You Have Such An Eye For Design! Just Wanted To Say Hello And Let You Know I've Had You In Thought. Sending You Some Love & Sunshine, Terri

Amy Kinser said...

That is a beautifully painted chest, Sissie. I am planning a night out at the local auction pretty soon. Trying to find a friend to go with me.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Sissie I love that green chest and love how you painted and glazed the top white!! Love that little chair too!! Martina

NanaDiana said...

Sissie- I absolutely LOVE that chest and I think the white top is perfect on it! And,actually, the handles look pretty nice on it! You see that toille chair you have? Well, I bought about 7-1/2 yards of that- all the stores had and looked high and low to find another 2-1/2 yards for a no avail. Don't you just love that material? It just struck a chord with me! LOVE it! It's perfect on that chair! xo Diana

Emreen said...

Pretty green... Love it...!! The fabric used in the chair is lovely... !!

Sares said...

It looks great! What a score on the dresser being such a pretty color already. I know what you mean about the knobs. You always have to increase the price and I'm not sure customers always consider that, how much you spent on new hardware.
Love your table in the previous post too, and your beach gals! have a great week!

Dorthe said...

A great auction find dear Sissie, and you made the last little accents to make it even more wonderful-and the chair fits now perfectly near this score.
Wish you a lovely wee- love your new header :)
xox Dorthe

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Pretty chest and chair! That fabric compliments the chest that going in the shop too? I have to go to some auctions Sissie!!

KATHY said...

Hi Sissie, I love your green chest. The color is gorgeous.


Theresa said...

The chest and chair are both perfect Sissie! I am in love with crystal pulls and knobs too and have used vintage ones on my kitchen cupboards but I have also used reproductions from Hobby Lobby that I love. I buy them when all of their knobs are 50% off and that takes them to about 3. or less. Ofcourse that still adds up when you are putting 6 on a dresser and selling it in your booth, but I thought I would pass it on...
Have a fabulous week creating beauty! t. xoxoxoox

Cindy Adkins said...

You know the country song that says "You had me from 'hello?" Well, I was enthralled from the minute I saw your blog header--WOW! and the dresser and chair are perfect. LOVE the colors and what you did with them!!!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

You do such a great job.I love the color~Cheers Kim

bj said...

I love the green. I have a french dresser just about like it and I painted it black several years ago. Now, I am ready to use some of that off white chalk paint and wax...maybe next week...or the week after...or....:))

Burlap Luxe said...

Great beautiful job Sissie!!!
your place of design is better then Shabby :) so chic girl, you are inspiring me to get going on my daughter dresser that she has been wanting me to re-do :)
Love your visits!


Elizabeth and Gary said...

Can I go shopping with! I love the green chest..what a find...
Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

Biljana said...

Gorgeous, I love it:-)
Hugs, Biljana

Sherry said...

Those two pieces are gorgeous! I love that tolie you used. Have a great week!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Beautiful! And how great that you were able to save yourself some time with it having that great color to start with! Love the white top you added and the details -- lovely!

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Love an auction atmosphere...and you find the best stuff and make it better. Have you seen any great hotel water pitchers lately? :)

How's it going with showing the house? Any nibbles? Any feedback?

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Love the green chest! I like the hardware painted white too!~Hugs, Patti

shopannies said...

awesome job love the colors come see me at

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Wow I love that chest. I
m looking for one just like it. Wish me luck.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Sissie! I love the chest and how wonderful it was already painted this fabulous color.

Allison said...

Both are beautiful, Sissie! Hope you ahd a wonderful 4th!

Rebecca said...

Just had to come poke at you again to day and tell you that I bought the lamp you donated (like on Kathy's blog) and you CAN'T HAVE IT BACK!


xoRebecca (Totally kidding!)

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