Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Weekend Find

I forgot in my Lancaster post to tell you that we visited Calico Corners for the first time ever. This one is an outlet. There isn't one near us and, being fabric junkies, my mom and I were pretty excited. The prices were absolutely amazing. If you have the chance to check it out, it is well worth it. True outlet prices. There were a few baskets laying around with bundles of remnants. I picked up these two. Do you see that price tag?!
I haven't decided what to do with the fabric yet but I know I'll find a use for it. I'm thinking I may frame some for above the coat rack I'm planning. Which, by the way, I'm almost ready for. So far I have 4 doorknobs for it, needing just 2 more!


Now on to my weekend find, the piece the fabric is laying on.......



We went for a drive on Sunday searching for some yard sales. It was noon by the time we got out of the house so we weren't hopeful that any would be found. As we drove down one street there was a porch sale. I spotted this piece of furniture and was just about to open my mouth when my hubby said, "Yep, I see it, turning around!" I knew this would be perfect for behind the loveseat in the living room. I nervously asked her how much as there was no price tag, fully expecting $20-30. I thought, it wouldn't be here at noon on Sunday if she wasn't asking a fortune for it. When she said $8, I was thrilled! I plan on taking a paint brush to it, I'll show you when it's done. Now I have another surface for "stuff."

27 comments:

Your cool friend Cheryl said...

Lucky duck...that piece is gorgeous!

Haha..."surface for stuff"! My husband makes fun of me every time I bring home another piece of furniture, because that's exactly what it will become!

Eileen said...

I love this piece! What a treasure you have found!
I have something similar in style, it's an old wash stand, but ours has a marble top and back splash with a small mirror attached. I absolutely love it!
It is going to be a welcome addition to your home. Great find! Enjoy!

Julie said...

Wow you hit the jackpot girl what a great little table
julie

Dawn said...

Woo hoo!!! I can't believe you got that for $8!!!

I can't wait to see what you do with it!

Kelly said...

Love the furniture! It is stunning! For $8!! Can't wait to see the final project.

Anna said...

I love this piece of furniture, not only another surface to put things, but it has some storage too!

littlebyrd said...

What a deal!!! It is gorgeous. Really!
At one of the estate sales I visited this weekend I found a little table that is wonderful with shelves and side magazine pockets and a drawer for 3.50! Yay for finding great (and cheap) treasures :)

kimmcl said...

That piece is stunning Michelle, what color are you going to paint it?? My hubby would have done the exact same thing - he knows me so well!
Kim

Lou Cinda said...

Now THAT is a honey of a deal!! I love the piece of furniture and can't wait to see it after you have painted it!!

OMG! $8!!! I can't believe it. Love the legs!

Lou Cinda :)

Rue said...

LOVE it Michelle!! Perfect for painting...

did you faint after reading that?LOL

Seriously it IS though! That material is beautiful too :)

rue

Simone said...

$8.....oh my goodness!! Fantastic!
Love your blog by the way, we seem to like a lot of the same things!

Susan said...

Love the new piece of furniture and you def can't beat that price.
I love Calico corners. I am lucky to have one close by and actually bought my red toile from there. Was pricey but only needed 2 yards so figured you only live once. I have been thinking about another trip there for some inspiration.

Simply Dandy said...

Very cool piece...don't forget to post when it's painted.

LeAnn:)

Darlene said...

I can't EVEN believe you got that for only $8.00!!!!! WOW!! Great deals on the little fabric bundles. I love how they are tied up!

Christina said...

I've never been to Calico Corners. Great little bundles.

That is a seriously fantastic piece of furniture. The legs are just wonderful. What a happy find and only $8.00! Wow.

Wendy said...

ok, the fabric is great, but OH MY GOD that table! I am so jealous! lol!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Great score..both the table and the fabric. cherry

Jennifer said...

I am going to cry.. 8.00 are you kidding? man! what a lucky catch!

Sue said...

If that was here in Dayton, it would be going for waaaay more than what you expected it to be originally - Yup, you got a fantabulous deal, girl! Happy painting. Sue

LillySue said...

SCORE!! What a great piece...Make sure you show us when you are done making it over!!
Blessings~LillySue

LuLu said...

that is such a great piece. you are going to make it looks wonderful!
LuLu

Rue said...

hehehe.... Yeah I surprised myself ;)

For snacks we've got 100 calorie packs. Annie likes them and momma is officially on a diet. Did you know blogging doesn't burn calories? Shocker! LOL

rue

Jeanneoli said...

I would be in heaven is a Calico Corners outlet!!! A little jealous here! Also love the new furniture...$8??? You have had some amazing finds lately!!!

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Oh I love this piece, it going to look so pretty when it's painted, can't wait to see and by the way I completly understand being excited about doors, I love them and screen doors!
Hugs~Kelly

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Just perfect for those flowers you can make. I hope you share photos if you decide to make some~

xinex said...

Wow! You got some great finds. Love the legs of the table, I can't believe you got it for $8...Christine

Kimm at Reinvented said...

I love that table, what a great find! I know you'll make it even more fabulous. Pretty fabric too!