Friday, August 29, 2008

Show and Tell

I've been able to get to a couple household sales lately. Household and estate sales are my favorite and I usually end up buying stuff from the basement or garage. My neighbor and I went to a sale Wednesday and I spotted a great painted corner cabinet right away. I've always wanted one and this one was almost reasonable. I thought about it for awhile and asked how much the price went down on day 2. I could live with that price which was 30% off so I put in my name to get it on day 2 if it wasn't sold on day 1. I kicked myself all night for not just paying full price. I got a call the next morning and it was mine if I wanted it.
I wasn't even sure what I would do with it but I said yes! Someone had called the night of day 1 and wanted it and when I was picking it up a lady said she had come back to buy it. I think it works well in my living room.
It is not as cream as the picture shows but I will paint it cream. It is homemade and had a top piece I didn't like so I removed it. I love my Family sign on top of it!
I'll figure out what to put in it this weekend. I'm not sure that I like the wood inside but I'll just put scrapbook paper on the back rather than paint it for now. I think I got a great piece for $110., don't you?
For more Show and Tell posts go on over to Kelli's House.

12 comments:

Hootin' Anni said...

To be sure!! To be sure that was an EXCELLENT price. And it's a priceless gem of decor too!

My show n tell is all about baskets this week. I do hope you can find time to stop by! Happy weekend to you.

Donna said...

Great corner cupboard and a very good price!

Looks great where you have it, and you can always paint or paper the inside wood.

Have a great day!
Donna

Kellie said...

what a fantastic find!!! You will have to do another post when you get it fixed up the way you want!

Sandra said...

Well for that price you definitely got an amazing piece, I love the corner cupboard.

ceekay said...

I just love corner cabinets. I think the paper in the back is a great idea.

PGL said...

I just adore corner cabinets (hence the one in my kitchen) and this one you got is beautiful Jean. The scrapbook paper sounds like a creative solution instead of painting. You will have to show us again once you add your personal touch to it.

Carla said...

Looks like it was 'built in'! Perfect fit!

GrumpyAngel said...

What a great find! And I think you found a perfect place for it!

Barbara H. said...

That's a great bargain -- those cabinets can cause at least 3 times as much. It looks great! I think the scrapbooking paper background will look great.

Melissa Wertz said...

It is nice indeed!!! Very nice indeed.

Kathy said...

Love the cabinet!
Kathy

Zoey said...

Oh, Jean, it's a beautiful piece. I love corner cupboards & have one in my kitchen. You will have a lot of fun decorating it with all of your collectibles.