So readers…did you guess what I purchased at the junk sale?? If you don’t know what I’m talking about, last night in the blog post I showed pictures of the junk sale I went to and encouraged you all to guess what I bought. I bought five things but four of them were shown in pictures that I took.
You can go back and read THIS POST if you missed that.
Before I do the big reveal I’ll reshow two pictures… You can confirm your guess or you can make a new guess. I told you in the other post that I immediately bought two things and took them home with me. One thing is in each picture.
I you guessed the picture/platter on the couch, you are right. I plan to put a cross-stitch piece in the bottom of the tray someday. It was only $3 and worth the risk.
In the picture on the left if you guessed the wooden “box” think on the floor next to the dresser, you are right. I’m not sure where it will go or what I’m storing in it. I told you previously that I just collect things that I like and then one day put them all together…this is a piece I liked and it’s in my someday pile.
There were also two things I measured. Here are your clues…
I took pictures with my phone of the tape measure on the pieces so I could go home and see if they would fit where I hoped.
The item on the left is in this picture…
It’s the little marble-topped dresser. I had to call for help to move it because the marble top is HEAV-Y. Also, I’m not supposed to be lifting much anymore.
This is to go in my bedroom. My other bedroom furniture is similar.
With the tape measure on the right…
The washstand. It was the right kind of wood for my house.
I was hoping to use it as a nightstand next to my bed.
So…you know what that all meant…right? A bedroom redo. That’s why I didn’t get much sewing done last week. I was working in my bedroom. I still have more to do. I’d like to go through my closet and clean out under my bed but for now, I can see I like the furniture and am content with my choices.
The bedroom redo…$110. The washstand was $45 and the marble-topped dresser was $65.
So how do they look in my bedroom? Let me show you.
But first, let me say, my bedroom is a big work in progress. I need new curtains…I’m thinking about blinds. I want a new rug but I’m terrible at making a decision to pick things out. Also…I ran out of time to really clean everything up but wanted to get this blog post written so bear with the mess.
My husband and I started buying our bedroom furniture over 10 years ago. It was bought piece by piece as we found it. We had so much fun searching to find the pieces we really wanted. Our bed we got from an auction…the dresser and wardrobe from antique stores.
I also need to apologize for the lighting. It’s bad. The bed is a very pretty tall headboard antique. We paid $350 for it at an auction.
My husband and kids commissioned this church painting for me. It’s the church my husband and I were married at. His fire hat and memorabilia are on his side of the bed. I actually sleep in the middle nowadays…
This is an antique wardrobe we bought at an antique store. The picture is my father-in-law’s baby picture. The quilt rack is from my friend Gloria. THANKS, Gloria!!
This is my antique dresser. It looks so good with our bed. One would think they were bought as a set but they weren’t. I need to clean it off. but a bunch of stuff landed there when I was moving stuff around. I’ll get to it over the weekend.
I bought the old glider rocker at the thrift store and had it reupholstered. I bought the ottoman at the junk sale for $10.
I put the chair and the ottoman together and gave them a try after I had been cleaning and organizing. They work great together.
I’m not sure but I think somewhere I have more of the chair fabric. I’ll have to try to hunt that down. If I find it, I’ll redo the ottoman.
I added the new small dresser over in this corner. Above it are the pictures of my Johnson grandparents. Elsa my grandma and Iver my grandpa. Sadly I never met them. The door goes into a small wall in closet. The mirror/medicine cabinet is a built-in that was here when we bought the house.
I’m happy with the little marble-topped dresser.
I like the little washstand too. It might not be here for forever but for now, maybe even for forever, I’m happy with it and MUCH happier than I was with the piece that was here. Long term being the other furniture is more formal, I’d like a more formal piece but I have been told, they really didn’t have nightstands in the time period of my furniture.
I am also in the market for a new lamp by bed. I currently have a broken wall lamp. I’d like a new wall lamp and have been contemplating one. It’s hard to find stuff that looks old.
So those are the little steps I’ve been making in my bedroom. I still have a long way to go.
I like is much better than it was and that makes me really happy. I do want to find a better basket for the washstand. This one is just something that I had that fit there. I want to keep things I look at before bed in the basket. That will keep my room looking much neater.
I’d love some suggestions on what you would do for window treatments…any suggestions?
Did anyone guess the items I bought?