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Thursday, February 2, 2012

The thrill of the "Find".

Look what I found at Goodwill today!
YIKES!
It looks sort of coffin-esque in this photo.


Yes.  It is a one-armed find;
a bit pitiful and sad.
At first I thought it had lost an arm,
but on closer inspection I could
tell it was born this way.
?


Poor thing, it's obviously had a rough life,
that said, I fell in love with the screened portion
of the door.


And who doesn't need 3 extra
shelves for storage?


It was a steal for $14.99!
OK, maybe not a steal
but I had just come from the dentist
and I still had the glow of nitrous in my head.

I think I'm gonna turn Princess loose on this
and teach her how to refinish it - homeschool
and all that stuff. 
It would be a great project for her
and free labor for me.

What am I gonna do with it?
I.Have.No.Idea.
Got any ideas?
No - "throw it out"
is not an acceptable response.




25 comments:

Madi and Mom said...

Excellent find!! I can hardly wait to see the finished product!!
Hugs C

melody-mae said...

Paint it and maybe use it in the bathroom for extra towels or the such? I love a good find!!!

Joycee said...

Girl, what a find! Mom had little chrome and formica freestanding cabinets for extra storage, her old kitchen just had 2 banks of cabinets. Can you imagine making do now with so few? Love your treasure, I think I'd distress it even a little more and then a wash (like see through paint) of whatever color you love. Pretty!

Linda Chapman said...

What a great FIND!! Whatever you do will look wonderful! I would 'shabby chic' it since that's all I seem to know how to do. I love the idea of using it in the bathroom!

Sush said...

Beautimous! Chalk paint and distress and maybe using it for craft storage? Or in the kitchen for cookbooks? I love the bathroom idea but there are so many things a little sumthin' sumthin' like that can offer!
Hugs~

Shelly said...

That's a great price. I like what Sush suggested- it looks like it would be the perfect little hidey hole for craft type supplies.

Kimmy said...

I love to find things that aren't that much money and it's cute!! Awesome! Now I want to go buy something...lol!

Susie said...

Cute little cabinet. Funny about the one arm. Smiles, Susie(She Junks)

Susan said...

What a great piece. Can't wait to see it. I see it done in cottage/beach white and distressed. I also see it holding washcloths and shampoos. Such fun.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

That is a neat find! I would paint it red if it were mine and use it for an accent table with maybe a cute little lamp on it. Any number of things could be placed on the shelves like pieces of a collection such as white milk glass or use it for storage. The possibilities are endless!

NanaDiana said...

Ummmmm...maybe you could use it for..ummmm.er...uhhh..VEGTABLES? xo Diana

Chatty Crone said...

Well we always have our colors and preferences but I am going to send you a picture of something I saw just today! sandie

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

I can see that done as a side table. It's darling. can't wait to see what you do to it. Did you do the happy dance? I would have.

laurie said...

well I could use that in my mouse hole kitchen, the extra little flip up table would be super handy ant where,, can't wait to see this redone,what is nitrous????

Robin said...

Nothing that a little elbow grease and paint can't fix! I'm sure it will end up fabulous!!

Richters Victory said...

It looks very rustic the way it is.. I second Sush idea for the cookbooks what a great idea.. Wish I could find a great item like this one. Way to go!!! It will look great what ever you do to it!!! Can't wait to see what you decide!!!!

nancygrayce said...

I love it! Since it's a vegetable bin/worktable (or looks like one) I'd love it in the kitchen, except I don't have room for anything in my kitchen. I'll look forward to seeing the finished product!

Kelli said...

Lucky you! :) Great find! Our Goodwill only has junk 90% of the time and the other 10% I don't seem to ever make it in there to check things out. Can't wait to see what you end up doing with it!

Annesphamily said...

You found a terrific treasure! I want to see what you do with it! Take care.

Bobbi said...

sweet! I can't wait to see the finished product!

Autumn said...

I never find goodies like that. ENJOY your project!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I SO wish I had a vision for things like that. I'm always amazed at how transformed things become under creative hands. I can't wait to see what you do with it. :)

Joanna Jenkins said...

A diamond in the rough. Great find!
xojj

NanaDiana said...

I am saving this recipe to use for the family here when we get back from FL. Thanks! Love it-it looks great! xo Diana

Teacup Moments said...

Hi! I'm your newest follower. I have a similar jelly cabinet which I actually use for my tea essentials and blogged about here. http://www.teacupmoments.com/2011/03/new-purpose.html Extra storage is always welcome and I'm sure you will find the perfect use for yours. :)

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