Out With The Old – In With The New

I am a sucker for

french provincial furniture,

anything with caning,

and antiques re-purposed to their true beauty.

When I had a booth in a vintage/antique store, I purchased pieces I would want in my home and wanted to share my love of these items with others. I figured if I like them, and they like my style, then they will like what I pick too.

Space Antique Store

There were some pieces I wanted to keep. I would tell my husband,

“oh yeah, this is going to sell for sure”.

Then I decided I couldn’t let it go. 

I’d either pull it off the floor or never let it get there.

This happened with so many pieces. Then I realized I am too emotionally involved in my purchases and have a hard time letting them go. 

I enjoyed fixing them up and thought about how the owners were going to use pieces in their space. 

That was fun

letting it go was hard.

So… here I am with one of those pieces.

French Caned Daybed

I let this gorgeous daybed go on Craigslist over the weekend. 

Ugh!  I sold it for a song too. 

Originally we wanted to put it in our “lounge” and use it for a guest daybed. 

Problem?  We couldn’t fit it up the stairs and around the corner.

So, instead…

I used it for our Outdoor Movie Birthday Party ,

Outdoor Movie Theater

put it in our living room for awhile, and eventually kept it stored in our garage. 

I had big plans for it. 

I was going to re-cane or upholster it, put a huge down filled pillow-top on the bed, and cover it with linen. 

As it sat in my garage, taking up what my husband would call “prime real estate“, I kept thinking it would be great for a wedding or photographer’s photos.  Someone else could be using it and enjoying it so it’s best to let it go

Now all I have is pictures. 

I know, I know…

it doesn’t have a heartbeat, so get over it! 

The truth of the matter is…

this daybed may be around a lot longer than all of us. 

(I am teaching Ancient History to my kiddos now… yep, we are in our second day of home school).

So, as sad as I am to let go of this piece, I am happy to share with you some new projects I am working on.

Out with the old and in with the new… 

(I guess I should say out with the unused – you know how much I covet the old)

At Haven we received an amazing bag of swag. 

Haven Conference

 I know… we were all a wee bit spoiled.

Included in the swag bag was two fabric samples from Online Fabric Store.

When I saw my sample I knew exactly what I was going to do with it. 

I am looking forward to sharing this project with you.

Online Fabric Store Fabric

Any ideas of what I might do?  Don’t you just love the bird? 

And the color matches a blanket I already owned. 

Perfect, right?

The second project is my youngest son’s room. 

He is a boy that always wants to make others laugh.  He’s full of smiles and energy and has a unique personality that makes you want to give him a big, gigantic, hug when you see him. 

Here is the starting off point for his room. 

Colorful Boys Room

I am inspired by tone on tone and all white rooms, so this will be a challenge for me, but I am really looking forward to it. 

He really wanted the polka dots, so that was a perfect start for what I hope to be an energetic and cheerful room.

Well there you have it.

A sneak peek into a couple projects to come. 

I am looking forward to sharing them with you!

Do you have a piece of furniture you wish you would have held onto? 

Or do you dispose of furniture without an emotional tie?

Have a super day and thanks for stopping by!



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  1. Hey, Angie! I recognize all that delicious SWAG from Haven! 🙂 And yes, girl, I TOTALLY understand where you’re coming from with being emotionally involved with your furniture! I once bought a mid-century buffet for super cheap from the thrift store and I ended up selling it for a good profit, but it was HARD to let it go! But I can’t possibly keep everything I find, now, can I ? LOL Hopefully that chaise went to a nice home and that you’ll find something equally exciting! 🙂

    Serena @ Thrift Diving

    1. Hey, Serena! You are so right, we can’t hold on to everything… it’s so hard though. 🙂 What does make me happy? It went to a good home and they love it! It’s a win, win for everyone which is great!

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