Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Out and About- Goodwill

I was out this weekend with my sister Meghan and friend Emily and we hit up a few local thrift stores.  I found this buffet at Goodwill for $40!!!  It was originally $150, then that price was scratched out to $80 and it was the color of the week taking it down to $40!!!  Can you stand it?!?

It's far from perfect and needs some TLC but think it can be revived!  It definitely has good bones!

You all, this thing is massive!  My annoyed sweet and supportive husband helped me lug it out of the car this morning and you should have seen me!  It was a debacle!  I really thought my arms were going to break in two...it was crazy heavy!  But by the grace of God we got it into the garage.  I was very proud of myself!


So I was thinking I would try to sand it down and re-stain it but then I remembered my major designer crush Tobi Fairley's amazing dressers.  I think I'm going to take a risk and do something like these:

entrances/foyers - white foo dog lamps chocolate brown silk lamp shades white brown Moroccan trellis fabric art white brown vintage dresser

Remember my first attempt at this?  I still adore it, so I'm thinking I will like an even bigger version as well!

I'll keep you updated on how it turns out, of course!!! 

PS.  My sister found this great lamp for $15 for her new apartment.  I love it!

(**shade she got from Target)


  1. I can't wait to see what you do with that buffet.

  2. You always find the best stuff! Looking forward to seeing the finished project!

  3. Wow, that is going to be awesome! Can't wait to see it finished.

  4. Oh I love it!!! What a GREAT find! I can't wait to see how it ends up!

  5. What a great find!!! Don't you love those kind of days :) Can't wait to see it finished.


  6. Love it...can't wait to see your final product!!