Oldies, But Goodies

Marian ParsonsMiscellaneus20 Comments

Ok, so I’ve got nothin‘ for you today. I have a lot of things primed in the spray booth and things that are in the works, so I will have some great after picture for you very soon! Since I didn’t have anything new, I wanted to share a couple of pieces I completed this summer. I’ve received a ton of compliments on this dresser and I received the highest compliment of all – it sold very fast. I purchased this at an auction for $45.00. That’s a little more than I normally pay, but I loved the shape and it was in great condition. It just needed a fresh coat of paint and some new hardware. The decorative painting was inspired by a painted buffet in a magazine ad that I clipped out a few years ago. Unfortunately, I completed this piece pre-blog, so I did not take a before picture. Just picture it a dingy cream color with brass hardware. This dresser deserved better.

I also bought this headboard at an auction for $1.00. It was just a dark wood. Not bad, but nothing special. I fell in love with the way the dresser turned out, so I painted the headboard to match. I think this would look so charming in a young girl’s room or a guest room.

I think it was $1.00 well spent, don’t you?

I’m posting this to Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home. Make sure you check it out!

Miss Mustard Seed
Oldies, But Goodies

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20 Comments on “Oldies, But Goodies”

  1. I loved seeing these ~ I like how you did them so that they would match. The dresser has some great detail, which I'm sure was lost "before". I'd love to find a headboard for $1.00! I'd love to find a Queen headboard for under $100.00!

    You're up tomorrow in the 5 Things feature! : ) I've got it scheduled to post at 12:05 a.m. {a little under 2 hours from now ~ just in case you're up then}.

  2. You are an amazing artist/painter! I loved the dresser and headboard. I am anxious to read more of your past posts and get some tips on refinishing old pieces of furniture. I have several things I am interested in refinishing. I love flea markets/yard sales/GoodWill. I have been through Gettysburg on many occasions traveling to and from the Amish Country in Lancaster. Beautiful area of the country!! I'm glad I found your blog. Love & blessings from NC!

  3. Absolutely exquisite! You seem to find the most fascinating pieces too with really interesting features. I just love the sides of that dresser! Your craiglist./auction searching is definately ispiring me to go more in that direction.


  4. Great pieces. They looks very Scandinavian.
    Thanks for the spray gun advice. Thats a little pricey, hopefully one day in the future =) I would love to see a post on the process of your work. Spray painter and all. =)
    I love your work, always.

  5. if i may … GASP … it is remarkable to do the refinishing and painting as you do … but to add such fine, intricate artwork is … well, i am kinda speechless here … you have given life extraordinaire to this piece … and from delving deeper into your blog, so many other pieces as well … BRAVO!
    beautifully done ~ excited to see more and more …
    ps thanks for visiting, btw and leaving a lovely comment! xo

  6. I think I know the buffet you're talking about. I ripped that out of a magazine too! I can just dream about it — but you made it happen! Your creation is magnificent! I love your work.

  7. These are so beautiful! I bet it's hard to let them go after you've painted them – it would be for me. Really gorgeous pieces. Can't wait to look around and see what else you've done.

  8. you are so creative and talented! for $1 headboard.. gosh.. I am so jealous!.. hehehehe.

    have a great weekend!

  9. What beautiful pieces of furniture! You are so very talented. I can see how they sold fast!

    I really enjoyed my visit and will be back soon!

  10. Congratulations sweetie, you did an excellent job giving that poor beat up table a makeover after giving it a warm inside home. Believe it or not I found a 3 tier side table on the side of the road the other day and it was in perfect condition. Problem is, it’s laminate!😱😱😱😱

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