ic 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??
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 

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

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

  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.

  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"!

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

  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

  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! ;)

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

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

  10. That white finish would look amazing!! Megan

  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!

  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.)

  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.

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

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

  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.

  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.

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


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


  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.

  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!

  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
    Suzan ( Susan with a Z ) lol

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

  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!:(

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

  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. :)

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

  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

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

  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!

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

  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! :-)

  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.

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

  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.

  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.

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

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

  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.

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

  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!

  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!

  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.

  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.

  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!

  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

  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!

  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"


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

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

  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

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

  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

  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

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


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


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


  57. I like you project and I like your plan!

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

  59. 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

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

  61. 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.

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

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

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


  65. 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!

  66. 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

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

  68. Thank you for participating in Show Your Stuff Blog Hop, You are invited to come back:

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

  70. 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

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

  72. 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.

  73. 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.

  74. 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

  75. 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