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Monday, August 22, 2011

Hello Handsome!

I had a very busy weekend.  Saturday morning Jon and I decided to go to the auction - it was a last minute thing.  I didn't even make a reservation in advance.  I told Jon the night before that we had to go to the auction to "look around" as an high end furniture store was going out of business.  I got online and browsed the items.  I was after a headboard, a console table and a luck with those items.  However, I scored the deal of the day!!! I got this handsome grandfather clock for $95!!  Yes, only ninety-five dollars!!  I felt the adrenaline rush when I heard the word "SOLD!"  

Picking up the clock @ the auction.

I really like the distressed look.

Welcome Home, Handsome.

One more pic...just for kicks.

What have you scored at the auction? 

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Debbiedoo's Blogging and Blabbing: Newbie Party

Dittle Dattle: Amaze Me Monday

Coastal Charm: Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia: Tuesday's Treasures

Savvy Southern Style: Wow Us Wednesdays

Finding Fabulous: Frugalicious Friday

Miss Mustard Seed: Furniture Feature Friday

French Country Cottage: Feathered Nest Friday

Southern Hospitality: End of August Thrifty Treasures

til next time...

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Wingback Chair: A Sneak Peek

Well, a month or two ago I (it was actually Jon) found this wingback chair on Craigslist.  I had been eyeing a pair of wingbacks, but the lady would not lower the price...I stopped looking and then Jon found this chair.  This is the Carter chair by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams which retails for around $1700 - who would honestly pay so much for a chair?  Not I...even if I had the moolah.

I'm from a border town and you're probably asking what this has to do with decorating..I have a point - I promise!  This past weekend I went to visit my family and decided to take my chairs (yes, I took two, but I'll talk about the other chair later) for a ride.  I couldn't wait to cross the border the next day!!!  Saturday morning - 8am to be exact - I was on my way to Mexico (Piedras Negras, Coahuila), along with my chairs.  I wasn't expecting to come back to Austin with my new upholstered chairs so quickly, but when the guy asked me when I needed them I told him I wanted to pick them up the same day and he said "No problem, Senorita."  I was shocked at his response!  

I spent $120 to reupholster two chairs, TIP INCLUDED! ;)  This was a great deal considering it would cost me around $500 to reupholster the wingback in town.  

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Carter Chair {Retails for around $1,700}

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Carter Chair {Craigslist:  $60}


Here's my newly upholstered chair in linen fabric...

The guy even salvaged the nailheads. 
I was oh so happy when I saw them with the new linen fabric.

Here's the AFTER...

Ok, it's jus a sneak peek as I'm still working on my bedroom.

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Friday, August 12, 2011

A Home Out of a Water Tower

While reading the New York Post, I came across this article of Life in a Belgian Water Tower.  Check out the pictures:

This water tower was purchased for about $43k.

Living Room sitting at 98 feet high.

Kids' bedroom on the 3rd floor.

Master Bathroom with original down pipe was preserved.

Family bathroom takes up the entire 4th floor - love the free standing tub.

Heart of the Home: The Kitchen.

Staircase leading up to the master bedroom.

Even the cat gets his own home (a compartment set behind the kitchen wall)

Hope you enjoy the pictures - til next time.