Tuesday, October 6, 2009

New/Old Piece in the Kitchen

I moved this piece (antique desk/dresser?) the other day from my dining room into the kitchen. I got it last year for $5 at a yard sale. Isn't that crazy?! I am going to leave it in its original wood finish because I already have a lot of painted wood in my house. It is in great condition. I am thinking I need to put a tension rod and some cute fabric in the opening. I love having something new to put more stuff on, of course! Hope you are having a great week so far!



32 comments:

Marcy said...

That's a lovely piece! If you decide against the fabric, you might be able to put a tall basket in there also. You are always doing amazing things!

Amber said...

That is such a nice find for $5! Everything I find in that ranges is seriously distressed to say the least.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I hope you don't get tired of hearing how much I LOVE what you do!!!
(LOVE!)

Heather said...

wow, $5.00 is amazing for that! it looks gorgeous as is!

Liz said...

WOW, it looks fantastic! What a great find. Thanks for sharing!

Liz

Stacey said...

I love the clock on top of the old window. You think of the best ideas!

Sandy said...

Great idea. I have one almost like it in my shed. I have sent the boys after it and I am going to paint it. Thanks for all of your great decorating ideas.

P@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

Great piece! Even though I paint everything I still think the natural look is best on this one!
You are such a wonderful decorator!

Sherri S said...

I love it! You STOLE it for $5!

Connie said...

You got a real bargain there. So very nice in your kitchen.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a sweet piece! It seems to fit so nicely in that spot, too. The wood look gives a warm feeling for this time of year.

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

$5! That crazeeee! Crazy wonderful! That's a lovely piece and you can do so much with it! What fun!

Manuela

Angie said...

I've got a desk (dressing table) almost identical to that, but it has an oval mirror attached to it. The wood is beat up, so I'm thinking about painting it white. But I never thought of using it outside my guest room...great idea.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

$5.00 for that piece? Craziness! Good find! It looks great in its new home and I totally agree about not painting it. It is in beautiful condition.

Shelia said...

Hi Angie! What a pretty piece of furniture. I wouldn't paint it either, it looks just perfect! Can't believe you only paide $5 for it! Wow!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

Sharon said...

It's perfect. I like some natural wood in a room too. You obviously attend the best garage sales!

Renee said...

I love that piece! And I really like the finish as is too. I can't believe you got it for just $5.

Kristens Creations said...

What a great piece and $5?? That's amazing!! It is decorated perfectly of course...I love the pumkin topiary with the scarecrow. Too cute! Kristen

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

It's beautiful and that is amazing that you got it for five dollars! :) Is that a pumpkin topiary in the picture? It is SO cute! Did you make it yourself? :)

I hope you are having a fantastic week! :)

Mimi Sue said...

Love all the curves on that cute piece. Mimi

Jboo said...

Beautiful! You really have the touch!

Janet

Sue said...

I LOVE this piece and can't believe you got it for $5.00. I have an old dresser in my basement and this gives me an idea. Your home is always beautiful!!

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Wonderful piece and to get it for $5 makes it even sweeter.

Sandy

Shannon said...

That looks great there. I like the wood finish too.

Stacey said...

You always find fabulous deals! Looks great!

I was going to ask you how you stood your post up. I happened upon one at a garage sale last week. I see in your photo you have something attached to the bottom of yours. What is it that you put on yours so that it stands up?

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Looks good in its new home. I remember reading what a great deal you got when you found it! wow!
I'm out and about reconnecting with my blogging buddies that I missed so much while I was MIA. Hope all is well with you and yours!

Lindy said...

I think you made a good decision not to paint it. For second-hand furniture, I use those furniture "pens" to touch up scratches on wood.

Robin said...

Wow, What a steal! I love it. More display space is always a plus!

marmielu said...

Oh my golly! I can't believe you only paid $5 for that! It looks great, and has so much interest. Have fun with it.
Mary Lou

Tricia Anne said...

I love your fall decorations! Especially your pumpkin topiary! :o)

Rhondi said...

I wonder how I never found you before now. I just love the way you decorate.

Proper Prim said...

Great piece... I agree it is too nice to paint and believe nothing is safe with me... Great arrangements... your home looks lovely.