Friday, May 1, 2009

what's hiding in your garage....


today i thought i would share w/ y'all what is hiding in my garage....this little diddy (along w/ my DR table and several other pieces i have collected from various thrift stores, yard sales, etc....drives my husband crazy b/c that is his one spot in the house). i found her under a lot of "junk" at one of my secret junkin' spots....when i saw the detail on the drawers of the chest, i knew it was special.
now the chest does have one catch, it was taken from a kiawah house where she was used as a vanity....so it has a hole in the top. i can't decide if i want to turn her back into a chest for my entryway; i could have a wooden top made or i could get a piece of marble cut for it. the other option would be to keep her as a vanity and used it in the 'next house' (wherever that maybe)...i would put a marble top on and maybe paint her a french blue....
so now i ask you...what treasures are lurking in your garage??

31 comments:

Marybeth said...

Honey,
Paint it French Blue and give it a marble top and be happy now. If and when a move happens, you can think about re-purposing the piece for a vanity.. unless you find another fine treasure that might work. There are just so many fine treasures out there in favorite junkin' spots, what are we to to?

Jenny said...

Are you freaking kidding me? That chest is so gorgeous! Great find!

We don't have a garage, but my closet and basement is full of thrift store and CL finds that are waiting for us to move to a home with more room. This little quirk of mine drives my husband absolutely nuts! He says I shouldn't buy something unless there is a space for it right now. I say whatever.

New additions to my closet/basement collection this week? A pair of vintage marble lamps waiting to be rewired and a really awesome pair of wingbacks waiting for floor-length linen slips.

Holy long comment! :)
Jenny

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Oh wow I want to live in your garage! That is my hubby domains so he freaks a bit when I try putting things in there, because it's already on the small size.

I'm constantly picking up new chairs and artwork. I don't have a home from them, but I just couldn't live them in thrift stores. I wish I had more room to save even more things!

My Notting Hill said...

OMG - I wish I had your garage!!Totally agree w/Mary Beth - enjoy it now and it can always be a vanity in your next house.

bluehydrangea said...

I want to come to your next garage sale!!

Anonymous said...

I too buy things and store in my "husbands" garage which drives him crazy. But nothing as gorgeous as that piece. Please share where you thrift shop. I live in Beaufort and love to shop in Charleston.

Anonymous said...

This needs to be put in your house asap. Love it!!!!!!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Seriously? I'm so jealous right now!

Lauren Jade said...

definitely jealous! detail is amazing.

Blueprint Bliss said...

Fabulous piece. What a fun find. We don't have a garage- only a carport. So nothing fun hiding in there!!

I say use it now and put a new top on it. You can always convert it back to a vanity one day, if needed/wanted!

paula said...

how I would love to raid your garage. I have a chair that needs to recovered, nothing special.

Blair said...

Oh, I just wish that I had something so stunning in my garage but I think all I have in mine sadly is bike and ski equipment!

Rebecca June said...

I have used this Hickory Chair chest before and it is stunning so I am sure yours is even more fabulous! I would paint it black and add a Calcutta Marble top to it. Please.

xoxo

Rebecca June

Heather said...

Get it out of the garage now! I like the marble on top idea. If you wanted to create more work for yourself, could could paint it one color, then do a slightly different color in the recessed areas...

Caroline said...

So beautiful! No antique treasures in my garage... the hubby's toys take up too much space!

Alicia said...

Twom mahoghany empire arm chairs that I found scrounging through a store in Michigan. Paid $35.00 for the pair. They need be taken apart, stablized and the seats recovered..but the wood is spectacular.
I'd say if you have the space now, use and enjoy!!!!

Becky said...

Oh my goodness I LOVE that piece of furniture. I say a definate french blue!!!!

http://everygirlneedsalittlebling.blogspot.com/

home before dark said...

Love the piece. You must have a very classy garage! A less expensive coverup to marble would be a mirrored top. You can have the sides beveled. Looks great. And then there is always painting the chest black...Very Hollywood regency, but in a not over the top way. Great find must equal great eye!

red ticking said...

i LOVE this post... i love what you have done and maybe next time we can do a swap meet with yours and mine... i do have quite a few treasures... waiting to be unveiled... have a great weekend...

Mimi said...

I love this dresser! I have a dresser I just happened to pull out of my garage recently. It doesn't look quite as nice at this one, but this inspired me to create something new with it.
Thanks for sharing!

The Sitting Room said...

We had that in the store a couple years ago, its a Hickory Chair piece. I would think it was the one we sold, but ours moved with client to London.
Excellent find!

Haven and Home said...

Oh I am so jealous, that is an amazing find! I have 3 lights fixtures collecting dust on shelves instead of on ceilings. I do have big plans for them though!

andi said...

gorgeous!

I have three chairs and a couch with great bones in need of reupholstering. Help!

please sir said...

That is stunning - bring it on out!!

The Little Big House said...

what a beautiful piece! lovely! the marble top sounds divine :)

Jennifer said...

um, you can give it to me!

just kidding (sort of). what if you have a top cut and hang on to the one with a hole so you have options in the future?

tarheel said...

WOW!! Paint it blue and use it now.

SimplyGrove said...

I wish that was hiding in my garage!!!! :)

Wanderings of a Wannabe said...

um WOW...that is one heck of a find. i guess you wouldn't want to let us know where your favorite junkin spot is?? i would drive many miles to find something that gorgeous!

Anita said...

I am pretty sure I do not have anything THAT cool in my garage...but I like the marble idea...and I love French blue in small quantities...

Candi said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! I have a vintage parlor that I tried stripping about a year ago, but never finished. I've thought about converting my shed into a studio for my photography, and utilizing the parlor as a desk. I just wish I was crafty in that department!