Sweet Tea and Southern Living

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Bang for Your Buck

I went to one of my favorite Thrift Stores this morning and found this little beauty, only $5 and its from Pottery Barn. Uh, yes, you are coming home with me. I even took the picture in my new and improved "Hunter Room"!
It is the perfect bedside clock, such a timeless look. Don't you just love it? And the polka dot detail?

I got a picture message from my Sis who was at an Estate sale... "Corner Hutch $45". I ended up having them buy it before I saw it, because hello, they got it for a deal $35!
I found one that was identical today,  but it was painted and distressed for $120. And that is the plan....

He, (yes, he is a he... ha) is not quite as tall as I had hoped (about 6' tall) but once I am done with him, he will have many possibilities. I am even thinking about putting him in my new room! Here is what I am hoping he will look like after...

I really like the distressing of this piece.

Much better! It looks pretty similar to mine and this one was for sale online for $350! Uh... no thanks I can do it myself! ha.. I hope to get it painted soon but we will see, I still haven't decided what to do with the dresser I bought.

Here is the big reveal, even though we still have some woodwork to add. I am so happy with how it turned out even though it was not easy, it was well worth it. I have my wonderful mother to thank for helping me. It really turned out nice and I cant wait to decorate it

Lets get it started, one wall down!
 Before: no good
After: BIG difference
So much brighter!
Yuck... By the way, all the decor in this room... I do not claim! Ha!

A breathe of fresh air.
 What a mess.

 And it looks so much better in person! It really looks like the real thing. It changes the whole look of the room. It looks bigger and brighter and cleaner! Even the carpet looks better. Craziness I tell you. I definitely would like to add a chair rail or possibly even a plate rail to break it up a bit, but now I don't know if I even want to paint it. I would really love to add some molding to the top too, but with those crazy pitched ceilings, I think I will hire that out. Or, hmm... anyone wanna volunteer? Ha. It really looks great. I am so excited about it and now, I can at least keep the door open and now I enjoy going in there. So refreshing and cheery!
I have some wallpaper left over so I am trying to decide on where to use it... we were going to try to hang it on the ceiling in the Powder Bath downstairs but after we almost killed ourselves because the ladder would hardly fit... we decided against it, for now at least. But I do think it would be fabulous!

Linking up to: Thrifty Teasures...


  1. that clock is really cute! Good luck with your hutch project. I really like the look of distressed furniture, but I haven't been brave enough to try to distress something after I paint it yet. Maybe I'll start with a chair or something small and if it works out then I could do it on a bigger piece of furniture.

  2. Yes, I LOVE the clock and I am excited about the hutch makeover too! I just started my blog a few weeks ago. You left the 1st comment! I am so excited! Thanks!