A CABINET AND SOME FRENCHY CHAIRS

Do you all want to know what I have been up to this weekend? My plans were to get my house clean, to get my family ready for next Friday….(I am having 3 wisdom teeth pulled, one of which is infected. Yes, oh, yes, I look like I swallowed a baseball) and if I had enough left over time, to paint some furniture. The weather yesterday was lovely compared to what it has been like around here, perfect for painting outside. But instead of doing all of these things, I bought furniture. Go figure. I sent my sister and my mom out without me on Saturday morning. I didn’t need to spend the money and I had other things that needed my attention. At 10:00 a.m. my mom called me and said, “I have bought some amazing chairs, you are not even going to believe it, and I need you to come help me load them.” Oh great….Just what I need, a little green monster and a chance to spend money. When I saw the chairs she bought, I about flipped a lid. Are all of my frenchy lovin friends in a seated position?? Take a look at these.

EXACTLY what I have been looking for, for MY dining room. Can’t you just imagine these painted? Did I say I was jealous. Yes, Yes I am.  But I am VERY happy for her. Thankfully she is not going to sell them. She’s not a painted furniture kind of gal, so she is going to restore them back to their original beauty, unless she just ends up HAVING to paint them.

When I went with her to pick them up I had serious regrets not going early with them. You would not believe how many french chairs there were at great prices. However, I did find a fabulous empire style black cabinet, probably from the 20’s or 30’s. I also have been looking for serious storage for my growing love affair with dishes and I needed a home for my wedding china. When I saw it, I immediately had vision for it. Take a look……


These pictures were taken after I had removed all of the glass fronts and the glass shelving. It has beautiful beveled glass fronts. I think the peach threw early buyers off, but when I started taking it apart to take it home, I could have sold it multiple times. They had even forgotten to show that it was lit. I plugged it in and yay….it worked.


 
I think for now, I am going to leave the aged black finish and paint the inside a camel color so that all of my white dishes pop off the back. Does anyone have any other suggestions?

I can’t wait to show you the after!!

Thanks to my sweet brother in law for meeting the hubs and I with his truck to get this. It is massive and heavy. They had to take it down a HUGE hill to get it to the truck. The poor guys even sat it down in the grass, right in a huge clump of dog pooh…. EW…. It got on my brothers shoe and my husbands pants he wanted to wear a second day. They were both troopers with a great attitude and a servants heart. I am sure they both needed an Alieve when they got home. Gotta love those boys.
I hope you all had a great weekend! I am off to Home Depot to get a new paint brush and some paint!

 

Comments

  1. I am jealous! Can't wait to see finished photos!

  2. I am jealous! Can't wait to see finished photos!

  3. OOOOOH, love those chairs I gasped when I saw the picture!!! The cabinet is really beautiful…can't wait too what you do with it.

  4. OOOOOH, love those chairs I gasped when I saw the picture!!! The cabinet is really beautiful…can't wait too what you do with it.

  5. What great furniture! Looking forward to the 'restored' photos. Sally

  6. What great furniture! Looking forward to the 'restored' photos. Sally

  7. Those chair are spectaular! Oh, the possibilities.

  8. Those chair are spectaular! Oh, the possibilities.

  9. OH, THOSE CHAIRS! OMG! I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE SOME LIKE THAT! AND I LOVE THE BLACK CAB TOO! CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THE INSIDE PAINTED AND IT LOADED W/ DISHES! GREAT FIND!

  10. OH, THOSE CHAIRS! OMG! I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE SOME LIKE THAT! AND I LOVE THE BLACK CAB TOO! CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THE INSIDE PAINTED AND IT LOADED W/ DISHES! GREAT FIND!

  11. I love those chairs super cute and the cabinet is to die for can't wait to see the results.

  12. I love those chairs super cute and the cabinet is to die for can't wait to see the results.

  13. The chairs, the cabinet all great frenchy finds! Can't wait to see what you do with the cabinet, love those curvy legs!

  14. The chairs, the cabinet all great frenchy finds! Can't wait to see what you do with the cabinet, love those curvy legs!

  15. I am in your neck of the woods and wondering if you found the chairs at a garage sale? Estate sale? I never have such luck!

  16. I am in your neck of the woods and wondering if you found the chairs at a garage sale? Estate sale? I never have such luck!

  17. would you ever take the chair that had the hole in the caning?? I remember watching my mom recain ONE chair's seat, and it was a very strenuous job!!!

  18. would you ever take the chair that had the hole in the caning?? I remember watching my mom recain ONE chair's seat, and it was a very strenuous job!!!

  19. Ugh…Kate, I know. I don't know what she will do with that one. There was an odd amount. She bought 7 and she only really needed six, so we will see. I suppose she may have to hire that one out:)

    Carol Ann- I DID find them at an Estate Sale in Forrest Park! I am with you… I NEVER find things this good here. I wish I had 1000 to spend. I would have bought just about everything I saw, that I loved. GREAT prices. It was the guys at SOHO RETRO in Homewood that did it. They ar super nice.

  20. Ugh…Kate, I know. I don't know what she will do with that one. There was an odd amount. She bought 7 and she only really needed six, so we will see. I suppose she may have to hire that one out:)

    Carol Ann- I DID find them at an Estate Sale in Forrest Park! I am with you… I NEVER find things this good here. I wish I had 1000 to spend. I would have bought just about everything I saw, that I loved. GREAT prices. It was the guys at SOHO RETRO in Homewood that did it. They ar super nice.

  21. I have a piece of furniture like your cabinet except my drawers only have 1 pull on each drawer….my piece is old as dirt and I have been thinking about painting it….I had stored the piece of furniture when we lived in a smaller house and the wood has dried out from being stored for so long…I love mine and would never think of parting with it…..my husband broke the glass in one of the doors and, for now, I have fabric over both opening in the door…..good luck with your painting and I'll be watching to see what you do…..may give me more ideas as to what I want to do with my piece

  22. I have a piece of furniture like your cabinet except my drawers only have 1 pull on each drawer….my piece is old as dirt and I have been thinking about painting it….I had stored the piece of furniture when we lived in a smaller house and the wood has dried out from being stored for so long…I love mine and would never think of parting with it…..my husband broke the glass in one of the doors and, for now, I have fabric over both opening in the door…..good luck with your painting and I'll be watching to see what you do…..may give me more ideas as to what I want to do with my piece

  23. Those chairs are so adorable, I almost wanted to reach through the computer and grab them. Love that flower detail. How fun on the cabinet. Can't wait to see the after! Good luck with the Wisdom Teeth, that does not sound fun.

  24. Those chairs are so adorable, I almost wanted to reach through the computer and grab them. Love that flower detail. How fun on the cabinet. Can't wait to see the after! Good luck with the Wisdom Teeth, that does not sound fun.

  25. Oh! I love that cabinet! I can see it painted blue for sure!! I don't know why blue…it just seems to ask for that color. Ha!!
    Love the chairs too….great find!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  26. Oh! I love that cabinet! I can see it painted blue for sure!! I don't know why blue…it just seems to ask for that color. Ha!!
    Love the chairs too….great find!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  27. What a beauty of a cabinet! Can't wait for your transformation.

  28. What a beauty of a cabinet! Can't wait for your transformation.

  29. great find! those chairs are in great condition and so is the cabinet. i rather like the dark color and as you said it'll make your china pop. i need to make it out and see what i'm able to salvage. excited to see what else you find and how the cabinet turns out.

  30. great find! those chairs are in great condition and so is the cabinet. i rather like the dark color and as you said it'll make your china pop. i need to make it out and see what i'm able to salvage. excited to see what else you find and how the cabinet turns out.

  31. Hey Kelli….I swear you find the best stuff when you have no intentions of looking. Your mom is so lucky. Wish she would let you paint those babies for her!

    The black cabinet is stunning. I can't wait to see what you do with it…

    Take care,
    Lisa

  32. Hey Kelli….I swear you find the best stuff when you have no intentions of looking. Your mom is so lucky. Wish she would let you paint those babies for her!

    The black cabinet is stunning. I can't wait to see what you do with it…

    Take care,
    Lisa

  33. I must live in a decoratingly challenged area. I can never find beautiful things like those! All I can say is I'm green with envy!

  34. I must live in a decoratingly challenged area. I can never find beautiful things like those! All I can say is I'm green with envy!

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