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Friday, November 13, 2020

The $1.00 table that ended up being FREE to ME!

Searching for how to make over free furniture, here we share how we fixed a finger nail polish remover mishap.  

Yes, that is right, $1.00 for an ALL wood table by Thomasville (which ended up being free to me)!  I used to love going to auctions.  I would get excited, look around, see if there was anything I was interested in and then BID!  I happened upon an auction one Saturday morning with family.  Guns were the highlight of this particular auction so people were not interested in the furniture.  Me?  I am ADDICTED to furniture.  I love it and that was what drew to me to this auction when I saw French provincial items being sold. My heart did that little pitter patter it does when I see something I think I absolutely have to have.   

I was amazed people were not bidding on the furniture and this French Provincial beauty?  I had my heart set on it!  Then my sister said she wanted it and I thought to myself, NO, must have coffee table!  I will outbid you let you have it if you really want it... and as it turned out, I gave in and let her have it.  She purchased it for $1.00, can you believe no one was interested in this beauty?  I know, hard to believe!  She also purchased the couch to match for $2.00, a bed, and matching nightstand for $10.00!  She made out that day!

So, you wonder how did it end up back in my grasp?  Sis spilled finger nail polish remover on it and thought it could not be repaired!  She was actually going to sit it out at the curb and let some stranger person other than myself end up with MY table!  I thought to myself, self, you absolutely MUST have this piece.  So, I drug hubs along for a drive, 45 minutes one way, I had her loaded up and ready to come home with me in five minutes flat! Can you believe I found a similar table to this one, you can click to read I Found a coffee table vey similar to mine or you can go directly to the site here

I also may have not divulged I thought I could bring the piece back to it's former glory... is that bad?  After time had passed, I still secretly longed for this piece... French Provincial is my style, I love it, it makes me happy, and I will go to great lengths to get these items for my home as you will learn if you stick around for more.   

So after a lot of hard work, this is how the table ended up in our living room and I could not be more happy with it, especially since it was FREE to me!  And sis?  She saw it and asked is that the table I gave you?  I replied um, yes... she wanted it back after she saw what it could look like.  Sorry Sis, it is here for good and not going anywhere!  Thanks though!

Stay tuned for more budget friendly d├ęcor ideas and projects happening here.      

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  1. That's unbelievable that it was a dollar!! A bargain for your sister...but I guess it was really meant to be your though. It's lovely!

  2. Thank you Kim! I love it, we enjoyed working on this project together, seeing what it was and what we ended up making it. She wanted it back and kindly told her no way!