Friday, July 29, 2011

A Great Impulse Buy!

 I was making my weekly trek to the 
neighborhood Salvation Army...

And as I pulled up there was a big truck outside. 
They were loading or unloading furniture, I couldn't tell which...
I spied this big thing with a lot of architectural charm looking like it was being taken off the truck....


It looked like white oak and it had beautiful carvings.... 
 the thing was massive



I quickly asked if they were selling it but at that point had 
no idea what it was that I wanted to buy...

The manager said, "Yes, how about $25.00?".... but I'd have to hurry because it was going on this truck right now....

Ok! I'll take it! 

15 minutes later....
 
Here it is in my garage...
it weighs about 100 lbs and is 7' tall and 6' wide!!...

(There was no way I was sneaking this thing in the house...)


And here it is in my living room....


We have this big opening between the living room where 
we watch TV and the rest of the noisy house,  
we tried to block off the room with a curtain....

But how great is this!!!


Luckily I spoke up fast or this baby would be on it's way to 
"who knows where" on a truck....

Sometimes it pays to speak up!

Update:
 According to my sister-in-law, it was upside-down (duh!).
I flipped it over and it looks even better with the 
heavy molding on the bottom! 
I think she's right!


Susan
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33 comments:

  1. Ooh I LOVE it! Lady Luck was with you that day! Yay for you!

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  2. What a find! What a deal for only $25. It was meant for you and your home.

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  3. That is an amazing find I really need to go looking more often.

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  4. That is an amazing piece for only $25. And good for you for asking about it. I came over from Chic On A Shoestring and then saw this and had to check it out.

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  5. Oh my gosh I LOVE those shutters!!!! Lucky you! Right place, right time!

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  6. Only you could score a great deal like that Susan. I love it. And the price,,, bet Mr. Homeroad loved ya for this piece, huh? Have a great weekend.

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  7. Wow that was a great find, I cant believe it was 25.00 dollars.

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  8. Wow, that's an amazing screen, love all the intricate leafy detailing.

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  9. Hi Susan! I think you got "The Find Of The Week" award with that purchase. So huge for only $25. It looks really good in your TV room AND it is functional...just a good deal all the way around.

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  10. That is really nice. Love it.

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  11. That is one fabulous find!! You were smart to make that quick decision. I would have spent so much time wondering how I was going to get it home that it would probably be riding on that truck going to who knows where!! It looks great in your house.
    Jane

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  12. Wow! Amazing! It looks fantastic. Good way to be quick to ask!

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  13. What an AMAZING find! You lucky duck ;-)

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  14. That is gorgeous! I especially love the carved details. Much better looking than any curtain could've been!

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  15. What a great find! Found you via My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia and am your newest follower. Pop on over for a visit if you get time. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com

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  16. Lucky you! These things only come around once in a while. Love it!
    ~Pam

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  17. okay, SERIOUSLY??? I need to follow you around for a week. Just say'n. ;-) Have you visited Rashon's blog? http://www.rashoncarraway.com/2011/07/if-i-were-fly.html
    You should. Found him last year after watching him on the "Nate" show.

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  18. WOOT!! Doin' a happy dance for you!

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  19. Great find! Sometimes you just know a good buy the minute you see it. Looks perfect in your room.
    Cheryl at My Sister's Cottage

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  20. Wow, what a bargain! It's gorgeous and serves a great purpose. Lucky you.

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  21. Oh my gosh that is so cool! I can't believe it was $25! I have noticed lately it seems like a lot of stuff there is over priced. Please come by and show this off at my VIP party today =) http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/07/vip-party-21.html

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  22. Perfect fit for that room---gorgeous recliner too btw!!

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  23. Wow, that is a very interesting piece. Don't you love having something that is so unique?

    I must admit, I enjoyed peeking past the gorgeous screen to the rest of your house. I love seeing inside people's homes (especially clever people like you). I want to see more! Lisa~

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  24. That's awesome! Are you going to leave it like it is or are you going to paint it, etc.?

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  25. Oh my, be still my heart. I would take these apart and make columns out of them. Awesome.

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  26. I found this post via the Sew Darn Crafty Party. How lucky are you to find such a useful item at such a great deal!
    Thanks for sharing.
    ~June

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  27. love love love! what a great price for such a perfect find. looks great! thanks for partying with me!

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  28. Love it! What a lucky find and yeah - would definitely but it! This would be a great find for anyone but it is especially perfect for your doorway. Great job taking the initiative to ask about it!

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  29. There is no way you could even buy the wood to make something similar for $25. It looks beautiful in your room, and is functional to boot! Great find. Visiting from Would You Buy It Wednesday!

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  30. I came over from Linky Tools- New to all this blogging stuff. Your blog is beautiful and your projects and pictures are amazing. I will be back to look some more.

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  31. You could even use that as a headboard that is what I would have made it into though I live in a small place and would not have any room to display like you have!!! It is a beauty!

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  32. What a great find! You certainly hit the jackpot with that piece. It simply beautiful.

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