It's new to me

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

My hoarding tendencies have been in overdrive lately, what with thoughts of keeping the shop stocked and making changes in my own home (which is still in the planning/dreaming stage.) So when great pieces like these present themselves, what's a girl to do?


Consignment shop score.  It's going to stay at my house for a while, then maybe head over to the shop?


Fabric detail



These Chinoiserie lamps will go to the shop


Pretty brass Greek Key detail on the base.


And another pair of Chinoiserie lamps

Better with a shade, right?  The bases are a really dull yellow and are certain to meet a can of spray paint (Emerald green?) topped with a coat of lacquer.  Keeping these for my dining room.


This will stay with me and go in my foyer.  It will be sprayed high-gloss white and be reupholstered in this?

Finally, I'm putting the finishing touches on these French twin beds (I have both) They were that lovely dull cream color that was all the rage in the 50's/60's.  I've given them a wash of gray and then a coat of liming wax.  They'll be in the shop this afternoon. (Oops.  Just realized I photographed this with the footboard upside down.)  

Any great pieces found you lately?


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25 comments:

Sara Mueller said...

You can find some amazing finds! Love them all. Make sure you shows your lamps and chair when you are done with the makeover.

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

so many goodies, Kim! that chair is awesome. Your lucky you now have two spaces to hoard your finds :)

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Those great bases just make the lamps, awesome. Yes I had some great finds at an auction this weekend and posted about it today!

Lissa @ After Adornment said...

Great finds! And I love all the plans you have for them :)

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Wow, Kim. SOme serious eye candy here.
Love the chair and the lamps! The beds are gorgeous.
Have a wonderful day.
Teresa
xoxo

The enchanted home said...

First off....LOVE the yellow lamps...stunning even that color with a white or soft white shade could be amazing but yes in an emerald green, equally amazing..please show us if you do. Love the french twin beds and the first chair if reupholstered in something fresh and new could totally be reinvented! Lots of fun to get creative with these projects, isn't it? If you want something new:) Stop by my blog for my first ever giveaway, a gorgeous french chair!
www.theenchantedhome.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

Oh my gosh, Kim. Here I thought you won the lottery with the wingback chair, then you show us that you really walked away a winner with those lamps and the bed! SO jealous!

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

Isn't it the most fun to run across classic pieces. I'm old enough to remember those on the first go-round! Mostly, I love how much you enjoy color, cause I do too. The items you're keeping are clearly going to be amazing!

Andrea @ White Picket Fences said...

Great finds! I can't wait to see how those lamps turn out painted green and the chair with the peacock fabric will be stunning. I have the bad habit of buying stuff that is just too great to pass up but I don't have the excuse of buying it for my shop. You are such a lucky girl.

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

You've found some really great pieces. Whoever ends up with the lamps with the Greek key detail is one lucky person. I'd have trouble parting with those.

Rene said...

I'm loving those lamps especially the yellow. I have a lamp and pillow addiction.

-Rene

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

These are all great finds! The chair looks great in the space...love all those windows!

And the lamps are awesome! My favorites are the ones with the black shade....great shape!

Lou Cinda

jandjhome said...

I'm loving that blue fabric. That chair is going to be amazing.

Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

I SO wish you had an extra pair of those Chinoiserie lamps! They would be perfect in my bedroom!

The Vintique Object said...

Amen to green, glossy lamp with black shade! It's gonna be a beauty! Would it be remiss of me to suggest chair placement where the plant now stands? Tell me to mind my own business.

InteriorGroupie said...

ooohhhh everything is going to look fantastic! I really like the lamps and the second chair fabric. can't wait to see the afters! thanks for stopping by my blog I am excited to follow yours.

Evie said...

Love the chair and can't wait to see when you paint those lamps green!

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

Hopefully I will soon have a place to hoard my stuff as well. And will no longer have to start a phrase with "honey now hear me out"

Great finds the chair especially.

Style Attic said...

I've got a fabulous pair of chairs I got for $6 each. I am determined to refurbish them myself...it takes a little longer than I thought! I can't wait to see all your finished goods :) XO

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Oh, I completely understand!! All are fabulous finds...but that first chair is my favorite! Take care, Caroline

quintessence said...

Love the chair - great find! And I think it will look lovely with the Chinoiserie lamps!!

Hooper Patterson said...

I love all of these finds! I can just see them with their make over and they are fabulous! Great eye!!!

kayce hughes said...

Love it all! Wish I needed twin beds. On the hunt for faux bamboo.

Style Redux 2 said...

Some great Chinoiserie pieces.

casey at loft and cottage said...

Those beds are incredible, and I love that peacock fabric!!