Kathe With an E: Thrifted Bedside Table

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Thrifted Bedside Table

A few weeks ago,
I think it was July 4th,
Mr. B & I were taking it easy,
as we are want to do,
when Mr. B asked if I want to
got to ARC.

ARC is a Colorado based
thrift store chain.

Did I want to go??
Hello? 
YES, I wanted to go!

He was on a mission to find
some widget he needed for something
(I really wasn't paying much attention...sorry Mr. B).
I had no mission.
I just wanted to wander the aisles to see if
anything caught my eye.

Luck would have it,
it was also
50% off most colored tag day.
You know me,
I live for those sale days!

I moseyed around while he went off
to find, gosh, I don't know what it was.

None of the dishes or textiles
called to me.
It appeared I might actually leave empty handed.

Mr. B joined me, having not found
whatever gadgety thing
he was looking for.
This trip was looking like a total bust!

We decided to walked to the back
to where they keep the furniture.
We saw a few interesting pieces and then,
I saw this!
I had been wanting a little table
for my side of the bed.
Something to hold a lamp, my iPad and my iPhone.
I had been using one of those
round MDF tables with 3 legs with a
cloth over it.
Functional but not really my style.
I dreamed of something nicer.
Something just as perfect as THIS!

I looked her over real closely.
I wanted something sturdy yet, feminine.
She (yes she is a she) is all wood.
No MDF or fiber board.
I wasn't familiar with the manufacturer
but my research shows she is a good piece.

Look at her jewelry!
Oh she has some nicks, laugh lines if you will
 but, no major damage.

And best of all,
she had a blue colored tag!

Yes!  I only paid $7.50 for her!

We brought to her forever home
(is that something only said about pets? No, I think
it applies to unloved furniture too!)
and I immediately set her next to our bed.
Oh I just love her.

I do plan to give her new clothes.
My inspiration comes from
a guest post one of my favorite bloggers
did over at one of my daily blog reads
Here's where I need your advice.
I plan to try my hand at chalk paint.
I was thinking I may sand and 
stain the top a walnut finish
and do a vintage white on the rest of her.
What do you think?

She is truly one of my very favorite
thrift finds!
I think I shall name her 
Veronica!

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77 comments:

  1. What an awesom find! I haven't had any experience with chalk paint but hearing a lot about it!

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  2. veronica is lovely cant wait to see her all dressed up lol

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  3. Fantastic Score there Kathe ......... almost the same as the white one only yours has a drawer ++++++ Looks good and sturdy, I always find those 3 legged tables wobbly. Hey it's not candlewick but great find.

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  4. Kathe, what a great find! I'm no help, because I think Veronica is beautiful in her original state. Can't wait to see your "after"!

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  5. Yes, absolutely do that white finish! I saw that on another blog and it was gorgeous. Great idea - and great price!

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  6. What a lovely girl she is! I think her makeover will be wonderful. I've not had any experience with chalk paint, but many others will give you good advice! Hugs, Linda

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  7. You got a great deal on Veronica! I think your ideas for her are going to look great! Be sure and post after pictures. Your laugh lines comment made me laugh! ;)

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  8. Hmmm not sur what I'd do! It was a great buy!

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  9. Great find!
    I linked in spicy mince lettuce cups to Live.Laugh. Rowe's linky party. Have a great week.

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  10. That white finish would look amazing!! Megan

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  11. you are so cute! I love the way you write! Her jewelry and clothes? :) But yes, OMG I love this piece! I also like your plans for HER :) Can't wait to see what you do!

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  12. I love that your new bedside table has a name (: I'm no help on the painting advice though, my DIY-eness has not gotten to that level (yet.)

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  13. Wow! Great deal! It really is a nice piece.No matter what you do I am sure it will look great. I am not familiar with chalk paint.

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  14. Great find. I love it. Looks perfect for that spot. Hugs, Marty

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  15. What a lovely blog and naming your furniture is a delight!

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  16. I love her just the way she is, especially with the beautiful colors of paint on the wall behind her! It's a very warm, homey look.

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  17. Aw...Maybe my Mr. B (actually the nieces/nephews call him Uncle B) will invite me to the thrift store, but quite certain any Victoria I'd find would be more than your beautiful price tag. I vote for a cloak of vintage white with a crown of walnut. A perfect place for lamp and all your Is.

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  18. Wow, what a great find Kathe! Good for you.

    loulou

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  19. What a fantastic Find Kathe! I love the lines of the table especially the curved legs.


    Cynthia

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  20. I love it! I recently paid 15.00 for a similar one at an estate sale so I REALLY love your bargain. I'm a big fan of the stained top with white so I say go for it. However, done white like the one in your inspiration piece is lovely too.

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  21. So jealous of your find Kathe! I think you have a great idea leaving the top stained and painting the bottom. It's going to look great!

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  22. I just did almost the same table - I love what you did with yours!
    Your newest follower - would love to have you come by and follow back
    Hugs,
    Suzan ( Susan with a Z ) lol

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  23. That's a great find! I just did my own furniture restyle for the first time and it was really fun!

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  24. I love her and I think your idea of dressing her up is perfect! Can't wait to see her all dolled up. Thanx as always for coming to the party!! Please be sure to include a link back to the party in your post!:(

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  25. Fabulous find with great legs and the price was right too:}

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  26. What a fantastic find, especially for that price! I think she'd look lovely with a walnut-stained top and white legs. :)

    Stopping by from the Live Laugh Linky party. :)

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  27. I think that dressed up or plain jane, she is a beauty through and through. Hope she serves you well~
    Liz

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  28. I like this table. I say why not? If you're thinking about it already, may as well go for it.

    came here via CCC, Pat

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  29. Veronica is absolutely charming, Kathe. and what a great price!
    Looking forward to see her all dressed up :)

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  30. I love her and I adore a stained top with painted legs and body. Remember dark woods show loads of dust. Thanks for linking up!

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  31. yes, paint and stain it. looks good. ang

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  32. Nice find!!! I hope you post your finished product, too! I think it will look great!
    Thank you for sharing with my Super Link Party! :-)

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  33. She is a beauty! I like the dark top idea, but I think you should try a color for the bottom. Arles looks beautiful with a dark top, but any of the colors would be awesome.

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  34. That is a great find! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  35. Wow, what a score!!! I love a good bargain. Can't wait to see what you do with your newest piece. Joining from the Sunday Blog Party.

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  36. I just love a good price like that! Veronica is a beauty! I keep hearing about chalk paint. I guess, I need to get on the band wagon.
    Blessings,
    Susie

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  37. Kathe, that sounds perfect. I love the mixture of stained top and painted base. Can't wait to see the finished project.
    Candy
    PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot.com

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  38. so you sent me all over Little Rock looking for something like this. I got nothing. The search continues!

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  39. Veronica is a real beauty! I just painted a table with chalk paint (the homemade recipe) and it was great. I think the stain and white combo would look fab! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  40. Great deal. Would love to see the finished project. I love the painted bottom stained top look.

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  41. What a great buy!! Thank goodness Mr B need a ?????. Lol! I love your plan with the table:) I will be watching to see the finished result. Thank you for always sharing at Freedom Fridays:)
    Have a super great week!

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  42. You hit the jackpot! and I totally agree with you on real wood. It's a must have. Can't wait to see how she turns out!

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  43. Great find. Funny how you find such great things when you are not looking for anything in particular.

    Let us see the finished piece.

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  44. I love the idea you have for Veronica. And Kathe, if I can chalk paint, YOU can chalk paint. It's very forgiving and the look is wonderful. Can't wait to see her all dressed in new duds.

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  45. I would do a dark stained top, and paint bottom! That's how I roll. You really got lucky on that cute end table and for less than $8.00 = score! Can't wait to see what you do! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday's Best - you help to make it a great par.tay!

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  46. Veronica is a really beauty! I have to say though I like her the way she looks now!



    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  47. What a great find Kathe! and an amazing price! I can't believe she hadn't been snatched up at that price! Thank you for sharing at TTF this week. I hope you have a fantastic week!

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  48. Uh I wish I could find treasures like that. Our thrift stores are always a bust. I can't wait to see your make-over. I think it would look really great. I would love if you would link up this post to my "Pin Party"

    http://www.sarahdawndesigns.blogspot.com/2012/07/pintastic-monday-link-party-1.html

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  49. good job! and what a buy!!!

    God bless and may Summer be refreshing,
    d from on the praire

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  50. You find so many great items. Thank so much for sharing.

    PS: Thank you for linking up to Show Me What You Got Tuesday's @ ODH via http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/07/live-show-me-what-you-got-linky-party-24.html

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  51. I like Veronica's legs. I always love a wooden top mixed with a painted bottom. I think that would look fantastic!

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  52. I love it! So pretty! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Wishing you a grand week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  53. Hi Kathe, what a lovely table! Beautiful lines. I think the dark top and white base would be beautiful. I would love for you to share at my party Totally Transformed Tuesday. Visiting from MTM. Hugs, Peggy

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  54. great find! only 7.50?? I love when I find great deals like that. Dixie is actually on of my favorite furniture brands!

    -Peggy

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  55. Thanks for sharing your great find, Veronica, on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Can't wait to see what you do with her...

    Jody

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  56. What a great find. Love how you redid it. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

    Holly

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  57. I like your plan - the walnut top will look great. Thanks for sharing this at the All Star Block Party.

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  58. How fantastic! I love thrift store finds! I would love for you to share this on my new blog hop Frugal "I Did It!" Tuesday. http://offthegridat-30.blogspot.ca/2012/07/frugal-i-did-it-tuesday-2.html

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  59. She is so pretty! I think the chalk paint will look good. What a find!

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  60. What a great find and what a great price. I think chalk paint would be wonderful for this beauty. She has great lines. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

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  61. What you did a fabulous job! I love chalk paint. You found a great deal, and turned it into a beauty. :)

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  62. What a great deal and nice job! Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday!

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  63. That's a great find! I love the legs! You're a feature this week!

    http://daysofchalkandchocolate.blogspot.com/2012/07/features.html

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  64. Hi Kathe!

    I am so glad Veronica has found a home with you! I know that you will take good care of her. She is perfect for that spot and with a little makeup she will be a star!

    Thanks for sharing at my party :)

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party!

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  65. What a great find. Looking forward to see what you so with it. I love Centsational Girl too! Thanks so much for linking up on Fabulous Friday at Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  66. What a find! And half off?? You are so lucky! Veronica is beautiful!

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  67. Thank you for participating in Show Your Stuff Blog Hop, You are invited to come back:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/07/show-your-stuff-34.html

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  68. Another great find! It would look great with chalk paint!

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  69. It looks beautiful! Love the way you turned its color:)

    Hopping by and following your lovely blog (FB and Pinterest).

    The Quiet Mom blogging @ Spaghetti with Meatballs Recipe

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  70. Great thrift find! Btw, this is the week's favorite blog post :) Thanks for joining Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop!

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  71. Shut the front door! 7.50? What a steal. I think a stained top with a white bottom would be fab. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

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  72. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. I didn't know you were in Colorado. I love ARC. I was at the one on Broadway last week and my friend found a pair of Stewart Weitzman shows for $2.99.
    Debi

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  73. Hi I am Kathy with a y. LOL Stopping by to say Hi from the blog hop. Come visit sometime, tea is cold and no shoes are required. Kathy B. http://www.southernmadeintheshade.blogspot.com new follower

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  74. The white finish for sure :) I am hosting a Giveaway to win a 50 dollar gift card to the store HomeGoods. It would be great if you stopped by and entered. Thanks Anu

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