Wednesday, September 23, 2009

You Can't Beat FREE!

Don't you just love FREE?

Quite a few months ago we were at an estate sale.

It was the last day and we had gotten a call from the party running the sale that we had won the bid on an item.

While we were picking up our piece of furniture, we were ask if we'd like to have this old, beaten, abused, table.

I looked at my #1, as he would have to be the one to fix it, and he said, "Sure!"

Unfortunately, I don't have the before picture, but the top was in pretty bad shape.

This week-end he fixed it up.

He got his heavy duty sand paper out and went to work.

I loved how it turned out!

It's a beautiful oak mission desk.

There were large spots on the table from the previous owner which ran too deep to get out.

But, you know what, I like them as it shows it's been well used.

Of course a new larger table means more decorating!!!

And if you're like me you can't get enough of that!

Let's just say, it wasn't hard to fill it up.

On a side note, I received a package in the mail today!

It was my new issue of Jeanne d' Arc Living Magazine.

I've only flipped through the pages but it looks wonderful.

I can't wait to sit down this evening and really look through it.

Hope you're having a beautiful Fall day!


Laurie said...

Wow Debbie that is a beautiful table, it cleaned up really well!!!

Lisa said...

Great table! And your decorating is wonderful! It gives me ideas for my new find a suite case!
Hugs, Lisa

blushing rose said...

The table is wonderful ... LOVE that shoe form. TTFN ~Marydon

Anne~fiona and twig said...

THAT ia an amazing find! And I love the vignette you created. Lucky girl! Oooo, I'd better check my mail, too....I'll bet my Jeanne d'Arc is here, too!
All the best,

Gypsy Feather said...

What a honey your hubby is ... and what a great job he did! I think it's always more charming to leave those stains ... I have very few "spotless" tables in my home :) Lovely vignette, too!

The Green Pea said...

Wow Debbie, you were in the right place at the right time. Love the table. It looks a lot like a library table. sandi

Kindred Spirit Soap Co. said...

Hi Debbie, we are so lucky to have mr. fix its....Love that table
Hope you have a fantastic day
Julie, Kindred Roses

Heidi said...

Debbie, that is beautiful pictures of your decorations. The table with the suitcase is darling. I love it. I love the old shoe at the top to, that is neat. I love to estate sale hunt :0)


Alice W. said...

I do love free! And what a great job on the table...and you did a fabulous job decorating it! Love the color choices, textures, and details...

Love the latest Jeanne d'Arc too...and now we can actually read it as well! So exciting!

Uncovered Ruby said...

Isn't it true, one man's junk is another's treasure?? You were in the right place at the right the table! Lisa :-)

Sammy Girl said...

Debbie --
Just a quick note to say "hi" ... Always love your posts. Sometime we'll have to chat about your collection of wedding certificates .... if I remember ... lol!
Hugs and have a great rest of the week!
Betty :)

Lori said...

free is the best...and you really lucked out...the table is lovely!!!

June said...

What fantastic luck Debbie! Wow, your husband did an amazing job with the finish. I love it! Your vignettes on the top are just perfect too. Free is always the right price. The roses in the vase...too cool.

Junque Couture said...

Free is a very good price!

junkdreams said...

Your photos are gorgeous. Very inspiring.
Happy day.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Your hubby did a great job fixing up that mission table! And of course, you put your perfect touches to it with the great vignettes! LOVE it!


Florence said...

I was so excited to get my English version of Jean dArc when I got home from being away, what a treat, now I can read the stories and not have to guess what it is saying.

brenda sue said...

Well, I was going to write and tell you what a beautiful table you found and spiffed up.... but I guess you already know that by now seeings how I am #18 on the comment list :/ Oh well, I agree... it is beautiful and if it makes you feel any better....yes, I am jealous! love ya sis.