Over the Top Vintage

I brought home some of my freebies stored at my moms. (Yes I said some – and ‘stored’ means used as decor in her house until I find a place for it in mine) ~thanks mom~.
I knew I was going to be putting the dresser in the office-bedroom to replace a table and plastic 3 drawer container that I use for fabric and linens…Blog 100
It needs new knobs and maybe a paint job (maybe) but the detail is wonderful and the storage - even more wonderful!
Sitting in this room was also this cherry picker ladder that I L-O-ve but I can’t ever find a place for because it’s 5’ high and 4’ wideBlog 108
Only I would even consider this!
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I started feeling it when I added this picture and tucked the chair – oh…yeah…the chair! I found it sitting next to the road last week…I didn’t have room for it in my car at the time so again ~thanks mom~.
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Maybe I’ll do a slip-cover or reupholster it…
but maybe its my tid-bit whimsical…
Next I added this old 5 loaf bread pan that I’ve recently started using to organize a few random things…Blog 103
I added all the pieces I needed to function there….storage boxes, laminator, a couple of books…and then I thought of my blue Ball jars from Kane County!! Yippeee!!! More containers for sorting pens, nailfiles, etc…. Blog 105
So here it is…I may wake up in the morning and hate it, but I’m thinking I just might L-O-ve it too!!
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Not only is it vintage and made of pieces I L-O-ve, but it TOTALLY qualifies for the Under $100 party at Beyond the Picket Fence…
- Chair FREE from curbside
- Dresser FREE from estate sale…
- Globe $10 – antique mall
- Picture $5 – garage sale
- Ball jars $10 – flea market
-Bread pan $20 – antique mall
- Photo storage boxes $6 – Goodwill
- Pillow $3 – Goodwill
- Fabric $6 – clearance sale
Bible - PRICELESS
TOTAL $60!!!
Even…laminator $20 & label maker – free gift…leaves me with $20 left to add to the project…hmmm….
This is also featured in “Vintage Thingy Thursday” at Coloradolady.
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Notice there is extra space in the drawer…I’ve cleaned out some vintage linens and those will be available soon in my up and coming etsy shop…check back if you think you might L-O-ve my linens:)

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46 comments:

afistfullofweeds* said...

That looks so great! I love that awesome dresser and chair! Great use of that ladder thingie too! Rhonda

April said...

oooh! i love that chair. it would get used just like it is!!!! beautiful and clever--glad i found you!

i appreciate your "about me" statement. couldn't agree more!

thasnifty said...

that looks fabulous. I would so have that in my home. It looks like a window display only it's functional AND decorative.

i LOVE the bread pans :)
Happy VTT
-brightest blessings-
Karina

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Oh wow, those things look so great together. I wish I could put things together so they look like that. When I do that they just look like 'old things' and never look like you have them done - chic

you have the touch

Happy VTT,
Tracy

Postcardy said...

My favorite thing is the bread pan. I never knew they made things like that. It is interesting by itself, and useful for storage.

Dirty Hands-Beautiful Life said...

Postcardy -- you are right...it is interesting by itself! I fell in love with it when I saw it in an antique shop and until recently it always stood up on its side as a stand alone in decorating.

It's funny the more I 'operate' from home the more beautiful I want it to be, but the more functional in needs to be for my messes!

Elizabeth said...

Such great stuff! I love the way you put the cherry ladder on the wicked dresser! I LOVE the pattern on the chair too!

P. said...

You really put everything together so nicely. What luck to find that beautiful chair at the curb!

Vonlipi said...

Very nice composition! Thanks for sharing :)

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Well Done...Bravo!!! Homescaping on a Scrappin Budget especially with that great FREE CurbScarfing Chair! I'd have definately put the CherryPicker on the dresser....perfect for keeping things picked off the dresser!

CC said...

I love what you've done..what a great vision and it looks beautiful. I specially like the loaf pans and the Ball jars.Happy VTT..have a wonderful weekend.

Amy said...

Oh. My. Word. Love it! I love the dresser! I didn't know you had this many things stashed here and there!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Om goodness-I so love this display--it is absolutely amazing, I even had to show my hubby. Thanks for linking up!

vawriter said...

Just plain yummy! How come my stuff looks like junk?

Nana Moon said...

Lovely! Just lovely! The way you displayed the ladder and chair it's eye candy! Thanks so much for sharing!

Coloradolady said...

What a great find in that free chair....everything looks so great! I love how it all came together. Have a great VTT!

Charlotte said...

Put down the paintbrush and walk away! Don't you dare paint that dresser! and don't even think about a slipcover for that chair! Both are perfect as they are!

fortheloveofthrift said...

That dresser is drop dead gorgeous - I would love one day to own a stunning piece of furniture like that = perfect to store linens. Well done!

Dirty Hands-Beautiful Life said...

Thank you so much everyone for your fun and encouraging comments!

I got the dresser from a fancy estate sale at the top of our hill...she had FREE on the dresser because she thought no one would want it...I'm a bit tempted to print this and drop it on her door...on second thought...who knows what she might give away at the next sale!!!

Dirty Hands-Beautiful Life said...

And...Becky...thanks for hosting!! ...but I also thought...maybe I should show MY husband!!

I just told the neighbor yesterday that the rest of the world knows more about what's in this house than he does!!

mallorymurray said...

Such marvelous treasures! Thanks for sharing!

KabbyBake said...

Tenneil, your ladder looks amazing on the dresser! But I so canNOT believe you took that from moms! The chair is also incredible, and for now adds a pop, but I think you'll end up recovering=) This makes me really excited for when you come!

Debbie said...

Nice dresser and I love that ladder, I will be looking for one of those!

Eileen said...

A cherry picker ladder - how unique! So nice of mom to be storing it for you. It all worked together so well...nice job.

Tara Beaulieu said...

Oh my gosh, I love your space, so mishmashed but perfectly put together! And I am jealous of your blue canning jars, they're stunning!

Beeutiful by Design said...

That looks great! Hey can I store some stuff over at your Mom's too?

Cha Cha said...

I love it all, and I love your love of getting things off the side of the road. I have a camel back sofa that we found on the side of the road and tied down to the top of my suburban and drove 50 miles home on Christmas Eve, because free on the side of the road is a GREAT thing. Hope you are having a great Spring Day.

Cha Cha

Mommy Tracie said...

WOW! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all the fun flea market goodies you find! You really need to make a trip down here to Alabama... we have the BEST flea markets and thrift stores EVER! And... I would love to pick your brain about gardening and decorating! I may have to send you some pics of our property (4 1/2 acres w/ a fruit orchard, garden, chicken coop, barn, and some wooded area w/ trails). I'm wanting to liven it up - especially after we are done w/ the addition on our house. We'll talk later... ;)

this blessed nest said...

NO WAY!!!

will you please be my new friend??? because i think we have alot in common & i am totally l-o-v-i-n' this room & makeover!

that dresser & the carvings on it is to d-i-e for! the globe, the cherry tree ladder...it all looks so stickin' good! seriously.
you are a lucky girl!!!

and now lets talk about our love for the blue Mason jars!!! they are so yummy - aren't they!
thank you so much for coming to the party today! it sure was a pleasure having you for a visit!
HAPPY SPRING!
kellie

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

That dresser has such beautiful detail - you'll have fun with it! And the free chair by the side of the road - you can't beat that! Linda

Sylvia said...

Pretty...looks like it should be in a magazine.

Sylvia

Patti said...

Great display on your ladder - very clever. I also love that chair!

Sue said...

Lovin' that ladder.... And it looks great on top of the dresser!!
~ Sue

Marla said...

I love the flowered chair, I'd leave it like it is, it really looks good with the dresser. thanks for stopping by and seeing my treasures. The shoes are a size 8, you are so funny, but will let you know if I get tired of them. thanks for your kind comments. Smiles, Marla

Carmen said...

That dresser is fabulous! I love how you've put everything together. It looks great.

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

That is awesome! How clever. I like the chair as it is. That dresser is so perfect.

TheSmithHotel said...

Great way to organize! Love using old items in new ways!

Jody

A Cottage Muse said...

Wow...unique, just love it!! The chair is so cute too!!

Linda said...

What an awesome ladder...luv how you used the ball jars...also that chair is so stinkin cute! Thanks for coming to my NTT PAR-TAY:)

Blessings,
Linda

fairfieldhouse said...

I just adore the dresser and chair. Great finds and proof positive you don't need to spend a bundle to look like you did! It's my first time at your lovely blog via This Blessed Nest and I will be returning!

Deborah
http://fairfieldhousenj.com/2010/03/06/premature-pollination/

Melissa said...

There is some really awesome stuff in all that stuff...love it - and you have a wonderful Mom...

Sharlotte said...

I love your dresser! Your things that you put together look fantastic! On first glance it kinda looks like the Eiffel tower! Thanks for sharing!
Sharlotte

judi said...

Tenneil,
This vinette looks great! The ladder is awesome..love how you stacked it on the dresser. The chair is so precious...love the fabric as is! What a great reading nook or sewing corner.
Stopped over from BNOTP linky party.
judi ;)
the1829farmhouse.blogspot.com

kim said...

I love the color and details of that chest. I would leave it as is. Your vignette on top is fabulous. What a great eye.

Atticmag said...

That dresser has a brilliant future and, seriously I wouldn't touch the chair. But that's me. Jane F.

Cottage Dreamers said...

Great dresser! I love the finish on it!
☺ Celeste

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