I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and you were able to do something fun and exciting! Yesterday my guy and I did NOTHING and it was fabulous!
But....on SATURDAY we did something FUN!
Now that I have a booth at a local Antique Mall (Edmond Antiques/Edmond, OK) I'm always on the hunt for fabulous things to use in my space! Well...early Saturday morning while perusing our local Craigslist offerings I stumbled upon this great vintage French Provincial cabinet/hutch.
Asking Price: Half a Benjamin (or a cool $50 bill)!!!
I could scarcely breathe when I saw the posting around 4AM because not only was the price fabulous, but you rarely find French pieces like this sold alone. They are almost always offered in a grouping and the prices are usually exorbitant! I'm sure the cabinet-hutch-desk combo originally came as part of bedroom set designed for a young girl. When my sister, Linda, and I were little we had twin beds and dressers that were very similar to this...
Anyway...the two pieces were located in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, about 1 1/2 hour drive from our home near Oklahoma City. The owner, a sweet girl named Hannah, held them for me until we could make the drive later in the day!
We opted NOT to take our trailer and when we got there the cabinet barely fit into the back of our SUV! Ugh! Somehow my Mr. AGPMan made them fit! YIPPEEEE...
So now the question is....
WHAT SHALL I DO NOW????
Originally I planned on painting the pieces for my booth space, but instead I've decided to keep them (are you surprised?)... I'm going move a vintage desk out of my studio and change things up to make my square footage more useable. The hutch portion (or bookcase) of the cabinet will be great for jars of old buttons, vintage ribbons, etc. Sooooo exciting!
Since it's going to hit 106 degrees today in our Oklahoma town I'm opting to work inside on finishing up some special orders. As much as I'm itching to paint this sweet French piece there is no way I'm doing it on a day this hot!!! BAH!
I'll be sure to show you all when it's ready!
Did you know we only have
111 days until Christmas??? :)
(I'm just sayin'....)
Love to you...