"Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity"


~Plato

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Goodwill Bookcase

The kids, sweet husband and I
were out running errands on
Saturday and we passed a Goodwill.
So I ran in really quick to
see what they had....
Now anyone who shops at
Goodwill and has purchased furniture
is familiar with the yellow receipt
they give you once you pay
for the item....it's what
you need to pick up the piece
once you drive around back..right
Well....sweet husband is
very familiar with this slip of paper
So imagine his face when I walked
back to the truck with it proudly in hand
Let's just say his reaction wasn't
in keeping with his sweet husband status...
But can you blame the man I seem to have
a slight addiction to orphaned furniture

Anyways...I thought it was a nice bookcase


And it was only
$24.99
That's a bargain I thought!

It's very sturdy and well made
it just needed to be cleaned up
my plan is to paint it..but
in the meantime I wanted to
try using the Old English scratch
cover for dark woods
Before I use it on another
 piece I just found
(yes i've been holding out on you)
i'm just not ready to share it yet
it's beautiful...and probably
my favorite thing i've ever found
i'll share soon...I promise
Look at the pretty artichoke/pineapple/acorn
(whatever you choose to call them)
finials on top


I love it in the kitchen/dining area...now all my
serving pieces are close at hand




Next project up...the kitchen!
The new cabinets are in....
it's going to be a race to the finish!
Everything will need to be
done by Easter....YIKES
Can super husband do it??
Stay tuned

8 comments:

Judy said...

What a great deal you got on that bookcase. I kept looking at it and wondering how I'd use it and then when I saw how you are using it like a baker's rack for dishes, I would never have thought of that! It looks great and I know it will look even better once you paint it - if you do!

Judy

Room to Inspire said...

Oh my - you totally scored with this one! It looks fabulous in your space!

Chelsea

Anonymous said...

Because, Sweet Husband knows...
Those little yellow slip "Me" projects,
turn into "We" projects.

Bringing Pretty Back said...

That was a bargain! It looks so great with all of your serving pieces on it!
Super husband will have it done! ( :Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Andrea said...

That is an amazing find! I love how you utilized it. I'm you're newest follower.

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Your bookcase looks very nice and super useful!

bellatreasures said...

Love,Love,Love the bookcase. It looks great in that space!

Lisa said...

That is such a score at $24.99! I never find anything remotely interesting at my thrift stores....I think everyone around me has the same idea and better timing. Your bookcase looks so pretty with all your kitchen wares on it!

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