Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A Golden Makeover

Meet Blanche.  She is the tall, thin, more risque cousin to Bertha from my earlier post called The Many Shades of Gray.  A little background on Blanche...

My sister (Lola) and I started an annual trip to the Chartreuse and Co. barn/yard sale in DC during the early weeks of summer.  We enjoy looking at the finished pieces, but find more success in the unfinished barn.  Unfortunately, this time we only found several accessories... no major furniture finds.  There is a reason Lola is our number one buyer... Even though we struck out at the initial barn sale, she had her list with Plan B ready to go.  We were on our way to another barn sale nearby!!!  After several twists and turns (and a few "where in the world are we" moments), we drove down the gravel driveway of the sale.  That's where we found this beauty sitting outside the barn with a neon pink tag that said.... Get ready for this.... $10!!!  I snatched the tag off the drawer and basically threw her over my shoulder.  This is what I was looking for!  A great piece for a great price! 


Blanche traveled down the road and back again (up top if you are now singing "Thank you for being a friend").  This Golden Girl had a little plastic surgery on her right drawer because someone took the time to rebuild it - and I'm pretty sure they hate me now for snagging her for $10.  She had some wrinkles on top, but her bones were still very solid.


I mixed a bunch of grays together (I'm pretty sure the real Blanche would have preferred something a little more colorful) until I had the perfect combination...


Then I found new hardware to update her look and give her a little bling...


Now she is sitting back, kicking up her heels, and waiting for someone to bring her home - preferably a strapping young man that doesn't mind a lady with quite a past.

Come on people...Her heart is true, she's a pal and a confidant.


Happy Junkin'!

Sarah

21 comments:

  1. This post had me cracking up! Love the Golden Girls! And I love that you name your pieces! It turned out perfect! Great job!

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  2. She is stunning. What a super makeover. Love the drawer pulls. Hugs, Marty

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  3. OH MY STARS ( I think that is something Rose would say, not Blanche)!!!! She is gorgeous and you are HILARIOUS. But I am humming that tune now - me and my coworkers thank you. If you threw a party....you would see the biggest gift would be from me and the card attached would say, "Thank you for being a friend." I love our barn hunts! And I think you need to see this to complete your day -

    http://pinterest.com/pin/115827021637072839/

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  4. I love how this one turned out! Your blog is always so inspirational! I am your newest follower! I would love for you to come check out mine if you have a chance!

    -Peggy

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  5. Hi, I'm Shar!
    Your newest follower from the blog hop!

    LOVE how it turned out! Very cute stuff on your blog btw!

    xoxo ♥ -Shar
    http://sharmartinez.blogspot.com

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  6. This chest is gorgeous!!! GREAT MAKEOVER.

    Im now following you from PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot.com. Please come visit me and maybe you'll decide to follow back. Pickin and Paintin and Dumped and Discovered?? Sounds like we're on the same page. 8-)

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  7. hi, i'm following the welcome wednesday blog hop. i would love for you to visit my blog and follow if you like it

    http://www.blackinkpaperie.com

    thanks
    new follower bev

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  8. I love Golden Girls! I'm the Blanche among my friends! haha This dresser is awesome!! Love the price too! =)

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  9. Awesome transformation.

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  10. This is beautiful - love the colors especially - what a bargain!

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  11. I would love a piece like that. Very nice job.

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  12. Beautiful job! Love the colors and the contrast of the dark hardware! Stopping over from Domestically Speaking.

    Allison

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  13. I love to see a piece of furniture being re-purposed for some good for someone to enjoy again. Great Job looks great!!!!!! Debbie Kelly http://somewhereinstitches.blogspot.com

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  14. Oooh I love the colors you came up with! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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  15. What a great find for $10. This is a fabulous transformation! Love the hardware! I'm here from the Welcome Wednesday blog hop! I'm a new follower and hope you can follow me back!

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  16. I love what you have done with this dresser, and all your furniture for that matter. You are very inspiring. I hope to do a painted furniture project in the very near future. I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award. Stop by my blog and check out the details, if you have time. Have a great week!

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  17. adorable! I love how you send out "single's adds" for your furniture:)

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  18. Looks ahhhhmazing!!! Great job!!!

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  19. Terrific job! Love the hardware ;)
    JoAnn

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  20. I know the school year is starting back up, but I am publicly demanding a new post before you start grading papers!!!!!!

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