Not sure just how old this amazing antique chest of drawers is, but trust me when I tell you it's old, fabulous and an incredible find! Simply put it's more than beautiful. It's solid wood through and through and every single piece of hardware is in perfect condition. My guess is that the chest hails from the 1920's or maybe even a bit earlier. I'm not too good at dating furniture, but given similar advertising pictures shown in my 1912 Women's Home Companion magazine I don't think I'm far off in my assumptions...
Now...I don't camp out at our local Craigslist site even though I probably should visit it more often that I do. 'Tis true there is allllottta junk listed for sale, but every once in awhile it is possible to score something wonderful! Last summer I purchased a French Cabinet for $50 and I still swoon when I think about it!
Well...a couple of days ago I happened to log onto the CL website looking for a couple of pieces of furniture begging for a makeover (I'm on a quest to fill up my soon-to-open booth space). After perusing several categories (antiques, vintage, furniture, etc.) I stumbled upon a listing for a Vintage/Antique Chest that caught my eye. After a quick phone call to make sure it was still available my guy and I headed out the door to view the piece in person.
The chest was about 15 miles from our home and so it only took a few minutes to get there. A nice man met us outside his beautiful home and he quickly led us to the garage where the chest was being stored.
After looking over the piece and making sure it wasn't falling completely apart (strong drawers, no missing hardware, no big gashes or broken legs, etc.) we agreed on a price and the deal was done.
Pretty fun, but slightly ho-hum story, right?
See a piece, buy a piece, haul it home, etc...
Well get this...
After chatting with the seller for a few minutes we found out we attended the same Oklahoma University (SNU/Bethany) back in the late 70's and shared mutual friends. Then we discovered he knew my sister and bro-in-love in Tennessee very well and had once been my sister's boss.
Now how cool is that???
I've shared before how I don't (and never will) believe in coincidences! I love it when I'm reminded that my steps are ordered and directed by The Most High.
Life is grand!
My project for early next week is to whip this baby into shape using some AS paint with maybe some glazing...hmmmm. White paint is in it's future for sure. Promise to share with you the process as I go!
Today I'm linking with these
A Cozy Little House for Tweak it Tuesday
Nick of Time Interiors for Knick of Time Tuesday
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Love to you...