Tuesday, May 22, 2012

"Open Sesame!"

So my summer officially, totally, 100% really starts on this Friday the 25th. I've been done with my semester since last week but I'm still participating in the high school where I've been placed to student teach. It's been a lot of fun and really rewarding! I'm looking forward to teaching next year that is for sure!

I have been able to start on a few things from my "Summer To-Do List" and I must say things are looking pretty good! I've been working on the smaller projects first because I have also switched back to working four ten hour shifts, so I've been packing in the weekends!

One of the projects I've been working on is my entryway.... remember how that odd space looked before?


Mostly just dysfunctional and highly unappealing. I wanted something that would make you pause for a second and appreciate. Maybe feel great walking into the room, since it's one big open space first impressions are important.


So I went on a journey! I wasn't on a journey to find new things for the entryway, actually I was looking for a new desk chair when I happened across this BE-A-UTIFUL vintage dressing table at Habitat for Humanity. Seriously. I almost died. I started pacing. Texting my roommate. Sending pictures. Measuring. It was mine! Anddd it was only $45.00! Practically magic!

Isn't it fabulous! It's at least 50 years old (if not more) and was made not too far from where I live in Montrose, Colorado. Handcrafted. Ahhh so awesome!

This is about as far as I have gotten with putting it in place and styling it. You can see that I just relocated the bookshelf to the other wall. Which I didn't like at first but I'm really starting too. I think with a little accessory moving around action and such it'll be truly fabulous.

Plus my new vintage bronze lamp that I found at Salvation Army for $6.00! 


Bookshelf of course needs work but hey! It's not too bad!


What do you think of my vintage find? Have you been finding anything good this summer at thrift shops or resale stores?

1 comment:

  1. When I saw the first picture of your new piece I thought, "Your Habitat for Humanity has beautiful antique pieces and garden stools?!" Then I realized that picture was taken inside your house and that's the garden stool you bought a while ago...then I felt stupid, but not stupid enough to share this story. Anywhooooo, I love it! I can't believe it was only $45! And I think with a little work that bookshelf will look perfect there!

    I'm currently on the hunt for a buffet that I can paint and put in the living room.

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