Wednesday, March 25, 2009

THRIFTY THURSDAY!!!!



If you're a thrifty mama like myself - you gotta go join the party over at Tales from Bloggeritaville hosted by my new friend Leigh. She is one of the SWEETEST people in blogville, and I am so happy to have had the privilege of "meeting" her. Thanks Leigh for hosting this great party! Now go grab a margarita and get your game on! And please don't forget to stop by Leigh's blog to see other great Thrift Store finds from like-minded shoppers!

Now, for those of you who follow my blog, you know I'm a stone's throw from Atlantic City. (And for those Geography buffs out there, I'm also only 15 miles from Philadelphia!). So, the other day my dear friend Missy told me about a local liquidation warehouse that recently bought out all of the furnishings from Caesar's Hotel and Casino! Now, I'm not usually very luck at the slots (don't go very often), BUT I scored big at this warehouse. They had things as far as the eye could see, and most was in mint condition. I ended up leaving with just this console table, which I paid only $20 for and promptly painted black. The best part was, it came with a glass top!

It found a home in my upstairs hallway. Still thinkin' of ways to accessorize - I'm open to suggestions here folks!


What I love most about this piece is that it came straight from Caesar's! How cool is that?! - a true conversation piece.

Ladies - this place had handpainted headboards in every size and style (hand-painted, upholstered, tufted) for $10 a piece! Gorgeous 80" x 80" silk tapestries with 8" of fringe and hardware included for just $35!! - Imagine the number of chairs you could re-upholster with all that fabric! What I really wanted was an armoire that was to die for and only $20 (I could SO see this shabby-chic'ed out). Unfortunately, the seller talked me out of it because it's too heavy to move upstairs (the DH would NOT have been happy about that).

Of course I will be venturing back there just as soon as I can find a friend in the U-Haul business!

That's it for me. Check out my other post on Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch (another very sweet lady!).

8 comments:

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Oh, those legs!!!!! That is a gorgeous table, and it looks perfect there. Great paint job!

Keetha said...

I don't know about the accessories, but I do love it at the top of those stairs!!!!

Leigh of said...

HI Kim!
Forst I wanted to say what a charming tablescape! I love it.
But girl! (Jaw open) I LOVE this table! I agree with Kimm- the legs! Holy smokes!
And it has a great story behind it. How cool is that? I love it painted balck, it just makes if pop with class and sophistication. It looks great at the top of the stairs.
Maybe a lamp, onto a stack of books, something like ornamental boxes or a vase, ...the possibilites are endless. I am so envious! WOW!

ANd how SWEET are YOU???? What nice things you had to say about me. YOU, my dear, are just a doll! I appreciate it sooo much!
HUGS!
Thanks for participating!
Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

Beth in NC said...

Ohhhhh, I LOVE that table! You have it in the perfect spot too!

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

What an awesome find, Kim! Love that you painted it black and it is perfect at the top of the stairs. You could not have asked for a better piece there! I say on one side Add a tall flower arrangement, you could find simple Forsythia at Michael's and put it in a tall creamy white vase, then on the other side a skinny lamp a couple of picture frames, some hardback books...you get the picture! Looks great and I love that it has history!

Oh yeah, that Leigh is super cool isn't she? I think she is my other soul sister!
Have a great weekend.
~Misti

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

You really scored with that console table and I love the way you painted it black!

Tracy said...

Wow!!! What a great table with such a great story! It's beautiful! I especially love it painted black. = ) Congrats on an awesome treasure!

Lisa Shatzer said...

Love the table. What a find. It looks so good at the top of your staircase.