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Thursday, September 8, 2011

My new favorite piece of furniture!!!

Okayyy sooo remember this corner that I was neglecting and finally decorated....?!
Welp the sweet sea inspired themed decor is gone.

Andddd it has been replaced with...

This guy.  Ahhh I LOVE him!
He truly makes me smile!!!  
Buttttt as with all of my treasured furniture pieces he didn't start out so pretty!

I am ashamed and very sorry to say that I neglected to take a true "before" photo, but this was when I was about an hour into my cleaning, dusting, spraying, vacuuming, and finally sanding.  Lets just say this guy was a HUGE MESS prior to my attention.

Buttt now I am in love! 
I am having so much fun actually organizing "stuff" inside of those old beautiful drawers.
I still haven't figured out what I would like to do as far as labels but I know I will find something perfect! 

I can't wait to get some fall decor out and just really make this piece a highlight in my living room.
Anddd I am for sure thinking of something cool to hand above it!  I am sure a project is soon to come!

What do you think?
Would you have taken the time to clean and sand and finish each of these 25 drawers???

Am I a total dork by thinking that it would be cool to do a drawer each day for a christmas countdown?! 
Too bad I don't have any little ones to do that for....!  I am not sure my husband would see that as something I needed to do! 

Anyways, be sure to keep linking up at this weeks link-y party----I am having a blast seeing what you are up to!!!


And as always I am linking up to some of these amazing parties!


Blogger Korrie@RedHenHome said...

This is BEAUTIFUL, and totally worth your time and effort! I would smile every time I saw it.

September 8, 2011 at 8:16 PM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

This is gorgeous! What an lovely piece of furniture! It looks perfect! You amaze me, really. I want to go thrift shopping with you so badly--we would have such a great time. :)

September 8, 2011 at 8:18 PM  
Blogger said...

I love "him" ;) I always give a gender to the things I work on too! As you mentioned, the possibilities with those drawers...oooh!! It really is a treasure!!!

September 8, 2011 at 8:20 PM  
Blogger Carmella said...

oh, how pretty he is :) I would have all those drawers filled with random stuff in no time at all.... He's going to look so great dressed for Fall!

September 8, 2011 at 8:35 PM  
Blogger Jen-uinely Inspired said...

What a beautiful piece! Where did you find it? I have a similar piece in our family room. It's a wooden 6 drawer file cabinet with a small display case on top that belonged to my grandfather. It's perfect for holding our dvd collection. I should do a post about it.

September 8, 2011 at 9:04 PM  
Blogger Desiree @ The 36th AVENUE said...

I think I LOVE you!

September 8, 2011 at 9:14 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

What a fabulous piece!! I have been looking for one of these for years! {that I could actually afford!} We could be dorky together because 25 drawers just screams Christmas countdown! Amazing job Jaime!
Jenn :)

September 8, 2011 at 9:44 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

love this piece!!! so charming!

September 8, 2011 at 10:06 PM  
Blogger Della said...

This is beautiful Jaime! Ya, I would have sanded each and every drawer...but my hubby would have HAD to get in on that! He couldn't have resisted.

What I want to know is...where is the cool beachy theme stuff that was in that corner? I am in love with that print/framed glass about love and counting waves.

September 9, 2011 at 12:25 AM  
Blogger Gayle said...

Great find! These pieces are very popular, seems everyone loves the fun storage idea. As far as refinishing the piece, I think it looks great as is.

September 9, 2011 at 4:37 AM  
Blogger Heather A. said...

What a find! I know someone else asked... but where DID you find it? So unique, I love it!

September 9, 2011 at 4:56 AM  
Blogger Ruth said...

I love it. It is absolutely gorgeous. What an amazing find. I would love one and yes I would sand and clean all 25 drawers. It is well worth it.


September 9, 2011 at 6:28 AM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

Oh my goodness!!! You are soo lucky to have such a gorgeous piece! I think the countdown to Christmas idea is terrific... I don't have any kids, either and I would totally do it!

September 9, 2011 at 6:32 AM  
Blogger Just Jaime said...

What a fun piece! I'd totally like to do a countdown to Christmas, if I were you.

September 9, 2011 at 6:44 AM  
Blogger WhyCuzICan said...

WOW~~~ Lovely card catalog!! swoooooon!
Thanks for the peek and read :)

Your Follower in NW Illinois,

September 9, 2011 at 7:11 AM  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

I have wanted a chest like that for a long time and he is a beauty! I giggled about the comment about the hubby not thinking the xmas countdown would be neccessary {an awesome idea by the way} because when do hubbies ever think anything us craft wives do is neccessary? LOL

I have to ask though since that window art was one of the first projects that led me to your wonderful blog, did you atleast keep it and put it somewhere else??

September 9, 2011 at 7:47 AM  
Blogger Michele @ {Primp} said...

Gorgeous! I've been looking for something just like this for some time now, with no luck. I'm so jealous!--it's a beauty! If you have time I would love it if you would share your find at my linky party this week.

September 9, 2011 at 7:58 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

It's fantastic! and so worth all the effort. Do you know what it was originally used for? He looks like he has a story to tell.

September 9, 2011 at 8:01 AM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

Okay omggeee I love the way it was before as you can see at my blog I'm seriously in love with starfish. And I have a few laying around, so I must try the wicker basket thing. AND that quote. Why have I never seen that before?

Ok so I know you got rid of what I am talking about and I do love the new library category card drawer/desk maybe you could use it to keep track of photos? Label the drawers by month? or CDs? I do love the Christmas idea (I esp love those countdown calendars with candy inside!). A treat everyday for a month! It's a great mature piece, hopeful I find something as beautiful one day!


September 9, 2011 at 11:31 AM  
Blogger Carrie @ lovely etc. said...

Swoon. This is amazing. Definitely worth however many hours you had to spend cleaning. And I think a Christmas countdown is such a fun idea that you could definitely do for just you and your hubby. Who says kids get to have all the fun?

September 9, 2011 at 2:32 PM  
Blogger Craftberry Bush said...

Is being jealous of a friend a bad thing? Lol...
It's so beautiful ! I love your chalk paint jobs but I don't think I would paint this one, it's perfect ! Xo

September 9, 2011 at 6:23 PM  
Blogger The Painted Parlor said...

What a gorgeous piece!! I love some real wood pieces mixed in with the painted ones!! Well done :)

September 9, 2011 at 7:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great piece! I want one of those so badly!


September 9, 2011 at 10:14 PM  
Blogger Ali Manning said...

I can see why it's your favourite piece of furniture - it's totally gorgeous!

September 10, 2011 at 4:58 AM  
Blogger Kim@todayismysome-day said...

What a great piece! I'm a tad jealous that you found something so unique :) Love it in your space too. Came over via Whipperberry.

September 10, 2011 at 8:36 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

What a beautiful chest...i've been looking for one like it since EVER :)

September 10, 2011 at 11:31 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I just scored a 39 drawer version last week. Dark like this, quarter sawn tiger oak. Someone lacquered it to a high gloss :o Mine needs TLC.

I like the one drawer a day idea! Let's see.... 39 drawers... when do I start? :)

September 10, 2011 at 2:02 PM  
Blogger Tammy @ Type A said...

i want one of these so bad, love it!

September 10, 2011 at 2:19 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Obviously I'm not the only one, but seriously woman, my jaw DROPPED, like slam hit the ground, when I saw that piece.

UBER UBER jealous! It looks BEAUTIFUL!

Pamela @

September 10, 2011 at 4:57 PM  
Blogger Rachael said...

I am in love and I am jealous!

September 10, 2011 at 7:48 PM  
Anonymous Jenn said...

I just HAD to feature this! Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark. You are quickly becoming one of my favorite bloggers!
Jenn :)

September 10, 2011 at 8:14 PM  
Blogger KimMalk said...

What a great piece! I don't think you have to do anything else to it, you know besides decorate the top :). The Christmas advent idea sounds adorable, too.

September 11, 2011 at 1:52 PM  
Blogger Ellen said...

That is a beautiful piece! You will get years of enjoyment out of that one... it was worth every minute it took you to clean, sand and finish each one of those drawers! :-)

September 11, 2011 at 3:10 PM  
Blogger Inspired by you said...

Some girls have all the luck! I love that piece!!!

September 11, 2011 at 6:24 PM  
Blogger Yvette @ AquaSeventy6 said...

I love that piece! It is fabulous! I am your newest follower!

September 12, 2011 at 3:05 PM  
Blogger Sam | Away She Went said...

I’m not even going to try to play it cool…I want it and I’m extremely jealous! Love, love, love!

September 12, 2011 at 4:30 PM  
Blogger Ashley J @ MommyByDayCrafterByNight said...

This is gorgeous! I love that it is a card catalog! I have never seen one like this!!! I am not gonna lie... I might be just a little jealous! ha ha I would love it if you would link this up to my Ta-Da Tuesday Link Party!!!

xoxo, Ashley J

September 14, 2011 at 6:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beyond jealous!


September 15, 2011 at 7:15 PM  
Blogger flower power momma said...

It's cute. I've been using a smaller version for a coffee table for several years. Didn't really do anything to it but take it off it's leggy stand. Even kept the tags in each slot. And yes, it's fun to have all those drawers. Mine has seasonal decor items...small ones anyway. Also small hand weights for when we exercise (rarely ) in here.
I do like your countdown to Christmas idea. Go borrow a neighbor child. They'll be thrilled.

September 16, 2011 at 8:54 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

It's my favorite piece of your furniture, too! :7) Congrats on the find. That's awesome!


September 18, 2011 at 2:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

omgosh this is just so gorgeous i love all of your draws. Wow I have just finished my third ever redo which is nowhere near as big as yours but a bit cute, i would so love to own just one of those name plates to finish off my little table, lucky you to own so many LOL

September 22, 2011 at 5:10 AM  
Blogger Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

Great piece!! Looks fantatsic!

September 23, 2011 at 7:56 PM  
Blogger Heidi said...

I am so jealous! I have wanted one of these forever! I ADORE the Christmas countdown idea. Now I want one really badly! I have an advent calendar with my kids and always come up with things way to big to put in the puny space. What a great idea!!

September 23, 2011 at 10:34 PM  
Blogger LP aka A Crafty Southern Chick said...

I think everyone--myself included--wants to come steal that piece! I love it! I never find such cool pieces. Lucky lucky. It's beautiful!

September 25, 2011 at 12:59 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Where did you find this!?!? So pretty, you're so lucky!

September 25, 2011 at 5:03 AM  
Blogger Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

Awesome! So worth the time and effort. Love your Christmas countdown idea too.

September 25, 2011 at 5:39 AM  
Anonymous Susan Hemann said...

I have a library file cabinet just like yours. the only difference is mine is on legs. I keep all my art supplies in it. I have yet to label the drawers, trying to figure out what type of label to use.

September 25, 2011 at 6:47 AM  
Blogger Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Love this so much!


September 25, 2011 at 4:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a great piece! It was well worth your time and effort! I love it too!

September 29, 2011 at 8:44 AM  
Blogger Cristy @ Art•ing Shed•quarters said...

I LOVE this piece. I have had my eye out for an old bank of P.O. boexes or card catalog for such a long time...
You really found a beautiful treasure and it's just fabulous.
So happy to be your newest follower.

September 29, 2011 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger Between Blue and Yellow said...

Lucky you for finding such a special piece! i would have totally taken the time to refinish it. I have wanted one of these for a long time.
Great job!

September 29, 2011 at 1:13 PM  
Blogger Rachel~Wildflower Photography Studio and Wildflower Creative said..., love, love this piece! my great, great uncles built an engineering table that looks similar to this beauty, but much shorter and with legs. hopefully i get it passed down to me. :)

September 29, 2011 at 1:50 PM  

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