Last week I scored big!!!! I found these two pieces on craigslist for $50 each.
A beautiful antique highboy dresser
An antique dough boy
Turns out I was the first to contact her about them. We drove 30 miles and picked them up that evening. She had been bombared all day by people wanting these pieces.
It gets better!
As we pulled into her driveway I noticed the house was for sale. Her husband passed away seven years ago and she is moving into a small condo. She was selling most of her furniture. I walked into her home and had to take a deep breath as not to hyperventilate. This women's home was beautiful!! I was like a kid in a candy store. The first thing I noticed was the beautiful antique table in her entry way. I asked her if she was keeping it and she said no. I asked her how much she wanted for it and she said probably $75. My husband and son began loading the two pieces we came for and she said, "If you want all three peices you can have them for $125." YES YES YES!!!!
She had tiled the table years ago and had not added grout in the seven years since her husband passed away. She even gave me the grout. I grouted the next day and it made a huge difference in the appearance of the table.
Mid-grouting. What a differance. Just look at those legs!
If that weren't enough, it gets better!
She told me to come to the garage, she had another table I could HAVE. She bought it at an antique place in Lake Tahoe with plans to refinish it and never got around to it. There is a neat green paint under the white.
I love the wood knob. It is as big as a door knob.
She had lots of rooster decor and I told her I had rooster decor as well. She told me to follow her to her car. She pulled our a wicker basket of rooster decor that was going to Goodwill. There were two cast iron, super heavy roosters and two ceramic ones. On the bottom of one rooster the price tag said $17.50. She gave me those as well.
I came home with four pieces of furniture and four roosters for $125.
That is just the begining!!!! In my next post I'll show the rest of the furniture we went back and got!!!
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