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.