This is the chest in my bedroom as it has been for longer than I care to admit. I have been staring at it for ages. It needs color! Some of the things I love and will keep...the lamp, for instance. It was my grandmother's and I remember standing on her front porch as a little girl and seeing it in her hallway through the glass in her front door...welcoming us in at night. Most of the rest has to go...somewhere else, at least.
So when I was Goodwill hunting the other day with my friend Linda at Nina's Nest, we spied some botanical prints that had just the right colors for my bedroom.
Wow! Look at that...$69.95! Don't you love it when you see the original price?
Here was Goodwill's price. Hmmmmm....still a little pricey. But...good news!...I happened to go in again on Friday and every painting in the place was $4.54!! Well, needless to say this one hopped in my cart so fast it would make your head spin!
And...taaaaa daaaaa! Here is my make-over! I re-used the lamp and the clock. I added my painting and another Goodwill find , the topiary which I bought for $6.76. I have its mate, also. I covered some books...diet books I'm not using...lol...with a toile print paper shopping bag and added things I already had from around the house. Total cost...$11.30!! Woooo hooo!
Another great find at Goodwill was this hand-blown Mexican glass pitcher with the cobalt rim for $5.25. Isn't it beautiful? I will be proud to serve my guests from this pitcher!
Here is a closer look. Can you see the wonderful little bubbles in the glass? I love the blue rim! I found it online priced at $35, but on sale for $23...plus shipping. Soooo....I think I did pretty well on this one!
This is one of my favorites! I found this wonderful frenchy sign at a near-by flea market. It is a signed plaque from Connie Pentek Designs and is an interpretation of hand-blocked prints from the South of France, according to the information on the back. I paid $9.00, but I found it online for around $30. If you would like to see more examples, click here. I have put it near the front door to greet my guests as they enter my French country home!