Thursday, February 11, 2010
You Won't Believe This!
Today I'm very excited to be joining Kendall at Finesse Your Nest for her 1st ever Trash Picking Thursday party!!!! This should be interesting, because there aren't very many of us who admit that we do this. My problem is, nobody will believe that I trashpicked this. Nobody.
I was out with my BFF Denise and her hubby last Summer when we stumbled upon this antique, just as the homeowner was putting her out for the garbage truck. I started having heart palpitations and then couldn't speak as I jumped out and starting grabbing the drawers one by one and carefully placing them in the back of the truck.
I deleted all of my "before" pictures, but thank goodness Gloria from Happy To Be reminded me of an earlier post I had done that had some. (Thanks Gloria!) So here she is in my garage before I cleaned her up.
In person, it was covered in dirt and mold, but it only took me about an hour to restore her beauty. I cleaned her up with Murphy's Oil Soap and some Old English and she looked good as new. I still can't believe somebody would throw this out.
Crazy enough, it sat in my garage for months while I decided where to put it. Now she sits happily in my Living Room.
This is her at Christmas time:
Isn't she purrrrrdy????
I'm in love with it now and can never see myself parting with it. She stores my collection of antique books inside.
I published this, read it, then decided to come back and add a few points. First of all, I believe I was way too nonchalant in my description of finding this thing. The truth is, I have "picked" up quite a few things and can never believe my luck, or that people throw away what they do. To date, I have not one, but TWO antique chandeliers, that even match! Found on separate occasions in separate locations, many months apart. I've found artwork, tons of furniture, mostly crap, but some good, and lamps galore! BUT, this antique, and I still don't even know what it is, stopped my heart and the day I found her will remain embedded in my brain for eternity.
Thanks Kendall for hosting this great party and I will have many more treasures to show you in future TP Thursday posts!!!