Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Best Things in Life

Are Free!

I couldn't leave it on the curb.
It had my name on it.
Ok not really.
Isn't it awesome?!

Mark said he would have sped up if he had seen it.
Good thing he wasn't driving.

I had 26 minutes to get across town,
change clothes,
put on some makeup,
and pick up Linnea before a track meet.

This little gem caused my heart to skip a beat, and life came to a screeching halt.
Sofi and Izzy were troopers...
they know the routine.
They cheered me on as I hoisted it into the back of the minivan.

In my haste of reassembling it I put the drawer in wrong.
Poor Mark going to have to help me fix that.

Infinite possibilities, don't you think?
The knobs are awesome.
Love the little doors down below.

Why do my crazy finds cause my heart to skip a beat?
Now to find a home for it....
in the gazebo?
playhouse? (doesn't really fit in with the girls' lime green and aqua dream..)
art studio?
laundry room?

Wish I could put it on the main level....
Give me your two cents!


  1. Great find Julie, I love the worn finish. I think it would look fantastic in an art studio. I can picture it with brushes and paints, canvases and prints arranged on it in an artistically haphazard way! Whereever you end up placing it I am sure it will look wonderful! xx

  2. Oh, that is very cool! I would of even made kids walk home if they wouldn't fit with it in my car. It does look like it wants to be artsy fartsy though so I would put it some place where you create. I think it would make a great potting bench too. Oh the possibilities!

  3. I love it! What a great find! I like the idea of it in the art room or laundry room, but it definitely should not be hidden away.

    ~ Tracy

  4. Score! Love it! My husband would have said the same thing!

  5. I love this - the colour is one of my favourites at the moment and you have to keep that logo/sticker -it's gorgeous!

  6. I love the color...I wouldn't change it for anything! Great finds.

  7. score!! and my husband would have reacted the same..

  8. Wow! So pretty. Great find!

  9. Thank you!! Now I'm going to need Mark's help to move it around the house in a few places. The sticker is awesome...and so is the hardware. Off to measure it and see where it can go. It was an instant mood lift from a crazy insane day!

  10. Gee-wilikers, thats AWESOME! Such a magnificent piece belongs around art, so I'd say studio. But I'm sure it will look great wherever you find room! :)

  11. It's spectacular! Definitely worthy of screeching to a halt. :)

  12. Why are you so lucky? Or maybe just observant?
    Glad you've got your girls trained so well.

  13. Julie, what a fabulous find!! I love the crackled paint finish and that label is wonderful! What a treasure!! Wishing you a wonderful weekend ~ Tina xx

  14. Green with envy! This is just magnificent, Julie!

  15. Julie! great find!!! i am really loving this so much!
    i would use it for my potting table/buffet outside. i would give it a coat of sealer and be done. im so jealous!! please show us where it ends up.

  16. Hi Julie, I love the piece you found. It sure deserves a nice place to be seen. It will look wonerful in your Art Studio!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Greetings from Canada!
    Li :-)

  17. Jealous! I would totally put that sucker on my porch. My husband would have run away too LOL. Silly boys!

  18. Julie, please stop by my blog to pick up a blogging award that I am passing on to you!

  19. I can see why your heart skipped a beat! I love it! My husband has actually sped up a little when we go by garage sales... grrr.
    Have a pretty day!

  20. What great find, Julie. That color is awesome!
    Wishing you a wonderful new week. {did you already get my package, I'm so so soooo curious ;)}