Monday, October 1, 2012

French Provincial Dining Room

I found this set on Craig's list.  It wasn't too far from me & the lady was willing to wait for me to get off work to come see it.  My husband went with me after dinner.  I normally go alone.  This is one of those times I wish I had been!  We pull up to a house with a long dirt/gravel driveway.  There are hundreds of ceramic pots sitting outside (I really mean hundreds!).  We are greeted by a chubby little boy (6 yrs old) in his underwear.  It was January!  Yep, not really the kind of CL experience I want him to have.  We head into the house where there is so much stuff piled onto the kitchen counters you can't even see the stove!  Judging by all the cereal boxes I don't think they use the stove, just eat cereal.  We are lead into the dining room/exercise room/pantry.  Seriously.  I know you think this is a joke but seriously, this is true.  This is one of those times you want to whip out your cell phone, snap a couple of pictures & say "my blog readers are never going to believe this so I must get a few pictures".  I didn't but I thought about it.  The hutch was being used for food storage.  Can you guess what kind of food???  Yep, cereal!!  I couldn't believe the deal I was getting on this set & the whole time my husband is saying, "I'm not sure it's worth it".   My husband had me doubting if I should get it or not.  If he hadn't had been there, I would have been down the road with it before they could realize I was stealing it from them!  It was $75!!!  For everything!!  When I finally started ignoring my husband quit doubting myself I told them we would take it but I would have to rent a truck to get it all home.  The husband said he could deliver it tonight in his landscape truck.  (that's why there were so many pots)  So for $75, I got not only a dining room table, 6 chairs & a hutch but delivered to my house!  My husband finally stopped doubting me when we took it to the shop.  The table sold in 4 days ;)










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12 comments:

  1. I am impressed. Now where will they put their full cereal boxes? Forget I asked, I don't think the world is ready to know. You sure made me feel better about my clutter, food's put away, just any flat surface is fair game to the guys, lol. Never believe what a beauty you turned that into. Great work!!
    Janet

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  2. Oh boy, that was a steal! Beautiful paint job and CL is always interesting, isn't it?

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  3. Oh wow, gorgeous! I just scored an antique table and chairs and am racking my brain trying to figure out what color to paint it. You may have just inspired me!!

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  4. it's beautiful, jill! i especially love the cabinet- the color is perfection on that set!

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  5. What an incredible deal - and a gorgeous transformation!!!

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  6. Beautiful... Dee from My Painted Stuff

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  7. It's so beautiful! Your hard work payed off....
    Gorgeous... You should be proud of yourself... Pat yourself on the back!

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  8. Wow, truly from trash to treasure! I think you got an incredible deal.

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  9. You were one lucky gal! What a great color and love the table stained dark. Great transformation.

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  10. This turned out beautiful love the color of blue you used and how the table is two toned!
    Sherry

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  11. I love it! The color is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

    Holly

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