Friday, March 27, 2009

Boxes, Boxes Everywhere

I'm still slowly unpacking, and the pile of boxes is getting a little smaller as the days go by.
I've even been substituting boxes for pieces of furniture.


I've been searching for a new bedside table for a couple of weeks now. I've been to three different furniture shops and only found one bedside table that I actually liked. Then there was a slight problem, as the bedside table was part of a set. To split the set, they wanted to charge $350 for one bedside table...eeeeek!

But then yesterday, I headed out, and the op-shop gods were smiling as I found this little beauty at the Salvos for $15.

It needs a little TLC.... but isn't it lovely!


22 comments:

Barbara said...

I can already picture the beauty she'll become!

Christie said...

cam, what a find

i was looking for something just like this for lo's room, but in the end i gave up & went to ikea!

Bronwyn said...

It sure is lovely! Don't forget to rub a candle along the runners to make the drawers slide nicely.

Jennifer Rose said...

for $15 that is a great deal! :D

Kat said...

You have the best op shop luck I have ever seen.

citrus daisy said...

Excellent find Cam, well done you.... I can't wait to see it transformed.

beccasauras said...

Wow, gorgeous. I have hit your side of town again, found Salvos at Hoppers Crossing today, OMG! Awesome.

Lauren said...

I LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!!

JustJess said...

Laughing! My bedside table for the past three years has been a box (as yet unpacked!) I cover it with one of my many thrifted tablecloths to suit my mood. Yours is lovely and will love being tarted up I am sure.

Christina Lowry said...

I think there could be some lovely wood, or perhaps veneer, under that white paint. If it's pine, a sanding (leaving some of the white paint on) and some varnish would have it looking very 'shabby chic' darling.

I love the handles - you'd pay $15 alone for those else where! :)

Elizabeth said...

yeah, you lucky gal! what a perfect little table. i'll be waiting to see how you spruce it up!

Miss Muggins said...

Good score, are you going to just tidy it up or transform it?

Sarah said...

What a find! And ohhh I can see you really making this one a little beauty....

Selina said...

just gorgeous Cam! you'll have lots of fun with that!

Sarah said...

Great find- can't wait to see it after the touch-up.

Sarah said...

Great find- can't wait to see it after the touch-up.

Linda said...

what a wonderful find!!! Have a great tomorrow!!!!!

Sherrin said...

Cam, it's perfect! Great score.

JuliaB said...

It is indeed LOVELY!!! xx

greenolive said...

very shabby chic – well spotted! We've just done the rounds of chuck out day as we drove to do the groceries – alas our car wasn't big enough tp bring home some of the stuff we spotted!

renae said...

Nice find!

Bek said...

Yes, very nice! And the price cannot be beat!