Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Lovely Pink Cabinet, and a surprise inside

The other day I went to an estate sale.....mostly scary dolls the homeowner had made, and a whole lot of junk.....however, the neighbor was having a garage sale. She was the sweetest old lady...we chatted about sewing and crafts, and I bought this wonderful cabinet for $15. It wasn't so wonderful when I bought it. The lady said she used it in her sewing room, and she had finished it herself. It was covered with wrapping paper. The paper didn't match, because she ran out part way through, and just used a different kind. It was glued on....quite well. I had to use a razor blade to scrape it off bit by bit. Well, after a whole lot of hard work, I ended up with this:
I decided to put it in my pink room, so I painted it, what else, Pink. The handles got a coat of silver paint, and the edges of the drawers are black. I love the finished product..... (I just noticed I need to cover my outlet with fabric..oops)...
now, here is the funny part of the story. When I got the cabinet home, the drawers had liner paper in them, It wasn't glued down, fortunately. However, when I pulled one of the liners out, there was a picture hidden in the drawer. It was a picture of a very old man, standing on a mountain, with a his arms outstretched and he was holding a flower. However, he wasn't wearing any clothes....just a grin on his face. I laughed until I thought I would cry. Do you suppose the sweet old lady that sold this to me was hiding a picture of her husband?, or a picture from her husband?? Whatever the case, she made me laugh!!!
Have a wonderful day.
xxoo Valarie


~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

Gorgeous re-do...hysterical story!

Anonymous said...

Oh my!! :0 I can't think of a more quirky, fun thing to happen to a person. Aren't you lucky!
One time, after buying a purse at a yard sale, I stuck my hand in a pocket and found $100. Definitely MORE than what I paid for the purse. Of course I had to drive all the way back to the sale and return the money. Now when I have my own yard sale I make sure and check every pocket.


Denise said...

That is too funny! I wonder if she'll miss that pic.? Love the little furniture piece though. And that room is just too cute. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.

Diane said...

The dresser came a with a bit of history, can't you post the picture and block out the private parts LOL I am dying to see... oxox, Diane

Melleny Ams said...

What a lovely find and you have done wonders with it. That story is just too funny

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Ha-ha-ha! valarie, you should return the photo and watch her face! Ha-ha! No, I'd never do that but it's funny to think about!

You did a wonderful job on the dresser! I love its littleness.

LuLu Kellogg said...

OMG...LOL, I just about spit out my drink all over my screen when I read that....I honestly thought you were going to say you pulled back the paper and there was some money!!

Eeeeeeeek! A nakie man! Tee hee!!


Nicole said...

What a great story! I'm sure she forgot all about it. It makes you think about pictures one might have laying about that they don't want others to find;) It made me laugh as well.


Suzie Button said...

what a bargain! I probably wouldn't have had the patience to get all that paper off! Good for you! The best part is the naked picture! Fantastic re-do! Love it! Suzie

Something Special said...

I love the chest. I think that I heard that in some old desks, they use to make secret compartments. Some are worth checking out. There might be more that pictures of old men.

Marydon said...

G'morn Valarie ~
What a charming new dress for this cabinet. Cute story, too.
Have a beautiful & safe holiday weekend.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Rebecca said...

What a fun story to go along with your cabinet-just sooo fun!

Free Pretty Things For You said...

now that is an Awesome story!!
Btw i love Your new word ;)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Love what you did to this piece and I LOVE the room you have it in!! I adore black and pink as i have that color combination in my Powder Room.

Too funny about the picture. i bet she would just die if she knew that you have it!! LOL!!


Free Pretty Things For You said...

hi my dear!
Are you ok with the pink hat and the Blue bird not matching the red and green background?
if you are just let me know and ill start working on it right away! :)
also, would you like it to have the speech bubble on it?

Angela said...

What a hoot!! Goes to show you even sweet old ladies can have outrageous pasts!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Hi, Valarie! We got the farm!!! ♥