Thursday, February 17, 2011

Armoire Reveal and Sconces

I've been searching for a matching pair of vintage/antique sconces for some time now. The pair in the downstairs bathroom when we moved in....well they are fine and functional, but they certainly don't fit my decor. My friend Lori calls me yesterday because she found a pair of sconces in the trash and wondered if I would be interested. She says they look antiquey and have crystals. Oh boy oh boy would I be interested! They are EXACTLY what I have been looking for!
I am going to change out the candle wraps? (Idk what they are called!) And there are a ton more crystals that need to be attached. But I LOVE them!




Now you see why I need something different! 
On to the next subject....

The armoire.
If you read my post yesterday you saw that I bought an armoire from Craigslist for $75. Typically I don't spend more than $50 on a piece of furniture but I had looked around high and low and most of the used armoires I saw were closer to $300-$400. So I knew $75 was a good deal for solid wood.
Here is what it looked like yesterday
I'm not totally finished. I tried a few different kind of knobs and decided I might just buy some at Hobby Lobby. (You might be able to tell there are 3 different colors of glass knobs on there currently, in my indecision and hurry) 
Here is what it looks like today.
And if you look real close you can see all the paint splotches on my floor (as usual) because I am always so anxious to see a finished product that I rarely ever put anything down. Yay, I get to go scrub floors now! But at least I can scrub floors while staring at my pretty armoire!

Linking to:
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Fridays
French Country Cottage  for Feathered Nest Fridays
Chic On A Shoestring  for Flaunt it Friday
DeJa Renew  for Linky Love Friday
Stuff and Nonsense  for Fridays Unfolded
Miss Mustard Seed  for Furniture Feature Friday
My Romantic Home  for Show and Tell Friday
A Little Knick Knack  for Everything but the Kitchen Sink
Shabby Nest  for Frugal Friday
Frou Frou Decor  for Fabulous Friday Finds
Finding Fabulous  for Frugalicious Friday

42 comments:

  1. OMG, I would DIE if I found those sconces in the trash. Awesome!

    Happy VIF,
    Judy

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  2. I never would have know picture B had started as picture A. I have much to learn.

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  3. I can't believe that someone would throw those sconces in the trash. They are going to look beautiful! Lucky girl!
    Your armoire is so pretty and I think well worth the $75. I like how you accented the doors with a different shade. Beautiful!
    xo,
    Michelle

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  4. That armoire is beautiful. You did a great job!
    Denise
    Extreme Personal Measures

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  5. i love me some drippy crystal wall sconces...lovely! and the armoire is looking very shabby chic...adore the dove grey on the panels...looks like a whole new piece...you should link this to my 'fridays unfolded' linky at http://www.stuff-and-nonsense.net/2011/02/fridays-unfolded-6.html

    blessings,

    alison
    stuff and nonsense

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  6. You and i are sisters from another mother! I'am the same way I always get something and jump right in! Which it lokks great BTW! Love those soft colors!Ilove those sconces you seem to have a lucky streak for finding things! Thank you so much for the pep talk! I really needed to hear some reinforcement that all will be okay! Thanks! Traci

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  7. I can't believe you got it painted so fast. What a nice job did. The sconces are a lucky find for sure.

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  8. The sconces are beautiful...what a find! You sure are quick...your armoire looks great!

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  9. The armoire looks gorgeous painted and worth way more than $75 now! I love those wall sconces too and I cannot believe what people throw away. Great save!

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  10. Oh my word why can't I find great things in the trash lol. Awesome! And to have all those crystals. I hope you don't mind me saying this but I might be a little envious :) lol..

    I hope you will swing by and link up that beauty of an armoire at my Linky party starting mmmm now :) Take care.

    Deb @ DejaRenew
    http://dejarenew.blogspot.com

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  11. Trash to treasure is an understatement! Those sconces are so nice, it is amazing what people throw away. Nice armoire, you are on a roll. It came out great. I hope you will do a more indepth post on how you painted it.

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  12. Talk about great chandeliers!! LOVE your blog!! Best, CC

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  13. what awesome sconces and what a lucky score for that armoire! it looks great with paint. I hope that you will link these up with my Show and Share linky party, going on through Saturday. http://craftygeordi.blogspot.com/2011/02/show-and-share-sunday_13.html

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  14. this is beautiful! love the contrast of the two pale colors!

    -caroline
    http://cwfrosting.blogspot.com

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  15. What a find. And what a friend! Great job with the armoire too :)
    Megan
    www.megandmums@blogspot.com

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  16. Hello! I am visiting from the link party at French Country Cottage. I can't believe that someone would throw away those beautiful sconces...lucky you!! Love the armoire. Your painting really makes it pretty.

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  17. They are beautiful! I love the armior as well. Hobby Lobby has the best knobs! I just bought some last week.

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  18. Hi I;m visiting from Miss Mustard Seed's. Those sconces are gorgeous, I cant believe someone threw them away. Your Armoire looks really great. Its amazing the difference paint can make.

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  19. Who in their right mind would put sconces like that in the trash??! Well they'll be perfect for your bathroom! What a sweet friend! Vanna

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  20. wow, the sconces are amazing and will look so pretty, great deal on the armoir and you did a fab job on it! Thanks for linking up with VIF!
    hugs,
    Debra

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  21. LOVE THE SCONCES! I vote NOT to change the candle wraps, I think that is what is part of the charm. Keep them as they are. I think you may regret it otherwise. Portlandia Vintage

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  22. The sconces are beautiful! They will look beautiful next to your mirror! Nice job on the armoire also!

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  23. Yes a more indepth post on how you painted it would be wonderful. And what a save on the sconces. You saved them!
    Sherry

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  24. Nicki - That armoire looks beautiful...but the trash find!! EXCELLENT!!!! As my husband always says, "cheap is good, free is better!" I love the sconce lights. Yes, you needed a change! I bet you just stare at them everytime you walk in the bathroom and turn on the lights, don't you?

    Cindy Bee

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  25. What a spectacular trash find and a great friend for giving them to you!!! ~~Sherry~~

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  26. ahhh the sconces were beautiful! and the armoire is totally good buy! love them!

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  27. Those sconces will look perfect in your bathroom ~ crazy people throwing things like that away in the trash! Your armoire looks very pretty and was a deal for $75!
    :)Heidi

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  28. I triple-love the armoire! Gorgeous!

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  29. Where is that trash bin cause I need to stalk it ;), The armoire is REALLY pretty. Nice job

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  30. I want Lori's trash too! I adore these sconces! You know that you can spray paint the candle covers if they are still good. The just pull off. You can purchase them at Lowe's but they are not very nice since you can see through them easier. I love the ones you have that have the candle drips on them. You can purchase those too but they are much more expensive. Just thought you might want to know.

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  31. WOW! Great find! They will look awesome in ur bathroom. Are ya gonna spray them or leave them the way they are? Love the armoire. Cant waite to see it in ur LR..................Bonnie

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  32. Love the sconces and yes, you definitely needed something different!!!! The armoire was a good transformation. And what a steal!

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  33. Hi there- Cannot believe someone would throw those beauties away! Wow... Your great find armoire is quite lovely too- well done! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  34. What a great friend Lori is! to keep an eye out for you ...
    those are going to look so pretty next to that mirror.

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  35. Hi. Isn't it amazing what people throw away?? A great find. I love sconces with prisms; we have a few in our home.
    ~ Julie

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  36. Those are AMAZING sconces! I am your newest follower. Visiting here from Fab Frou Frou Friday. I have an amour that needs painting (looks almost exactly like yours)...did you prime it first?
    Going to visit the rest of your blog now :)
    Roselle

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  37. Free sconces?!? I'd take 'em! They will be perfect in your home. Can't wait to see what you do with them! The armoire is beautiful! You did an amazing job!

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  38. I love those sconces, can't wait to see what they look like on the wall. I love the armoire too you did a wonderful job.

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  39. Oh my, you have a very good friend there, I would have kept them for myself, they're absolutely gorgeous, swoon!!

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  40. Wow! Your armoire looks great! I have the exactly same armoire but's painted black. I've been wanting to paint it white. What color did you use to paint yours? Do you mind sharing it with me? Thank you! Vanessa

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