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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Stop! Stop! I Shouted, Don't Throw That Away!




Hello Again From The French Hen's Nest,

  I  was getting ready to enter the maintenance
yard of the development that I live in,  you have to swipe your card to open the gate.   That was when I spotted a French chest being carried to the dumpster.  I said stop! as I tried to swipe my card, it didn't take, I shouted stop! as I tried it again.  Of course no one could hear me, so they started taking the drawers out,  they took out the first drawer, and I'm saying no, no, then the second.  



  Anyway, by the time I got to them they had thrown all four drawers in the dumpster.  When I told them I wanted it, they climbed into the dumpster and got the drawers for me.  They even loaded it in my car.  It would still be there if my sister, Linda, and her husband hadn't come to visit me and brought it inside. It was the chest that I've been looking for, matches my bedroom perfectly.


  Needless to say, a couple of the drawers needed a little glue.  And they were a little rough, but had the  curvy drawers that I love.
  I decided to paint it blue, a light blue.  I don't have painted furniture in my bedroom, so I wrestled with the decision, but it really needed paint.  I did the trim in gold.  I still need to touch up a little, but I've touched up, painted, touched up, etc, until I'm tired. 



  So here it is, I really like the way it turned out.  Hope you do too.



Till Nest Time,



Jeannie

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54 comments:

  1. So pretty! What a great find... and for free!!! Love it! ~Kristie

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    1. Hi Kristie, Thank you, I love that it was free, I've been looking for one a long time. What luck.
      Jeannie

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  2. This turned out beautiful! What a great find!

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  3. Hi Kristen, Thank you so much, I'm really happy with it. Thank you for visiting.
    Jeannie

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  4. Hey I'm hopping over from the linky Partay "I should be mopping the floor". I really like your blog.

    according2sharon.blogspot.com

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    1. Hello Sharon, Thank you so much for visiting us, I'm going to pay you a visit.
      Jeannie

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  5. I love a story where the orphan is saved at the last minute and is transform into a thing of beauty. Good job!

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    1. Hi Donna, can you imagine someone throwing this away? Perfect timing.
      Thank you so much for the visit.
      Jeannie

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  6. Shut up!! I'm so jealous {in a good way}!! It's charming and poised and...perfect. You are so fortunate to have been at the right place at the right time.

    XOXO,
    Meredith

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    1. Hi Meredith,thank you so much, guess it was just meant to be. This doesn't happen often. Thank you so much for the visit.
      Jeannie

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  7. Very pretty, how lucky for you to come by at just the right time.

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    1. Hi Sylvia, how lucky was I? Nice to hear from you, thank you for coming by.
      Jeannie

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  8. It is beautiful.

    Wow.

    Have a good week


    Fiona

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    1. Hi Fiona, Thank you so much for the visit. Hope your are having a great day.
      Jeannie

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  9. what a lucky find! It's beautiful!

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    1. Hi Krystie, It really was a lucky find, a few minutes later, and it would have been gone. Thank you so much for you comment.
      Jeannie

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  10. Love the fresh look!
    I'm having a link party at Homa Style that ends Tuesday evening.
    I would love you to link up!
    The link to the party is
    http://homastyle.com/wp/2013/02/27/inspire-me-link-party/

    I help promote links to my parties by additional links to facebook, twitter, or pinterest.

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    1. Thank you Jeanette, a little paint certainly does make a difference.
      Thanks for the link.
      Jeannie

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  11. That is a good story! I can't believe they were throwing it out!!! Luckily you were at the right place at the right time! Great save!

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    1. Good Moring Karen, In the development where I live, my neighbors throw away wonderful pieces, if only I had a truck, I'd take it all to GW. Almost every week there are oriental carpets, desks, chairs galore, new sofas and tables...anyway, you would love it. Unfortunately, the trash trucks take it all away.
      Have a great day, and thank you for stopping by.
      Jeannie

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  12. I'm so glad they rescued it for you, Jeannie! What a great piece of furniture. :) If you haven't already, I'd love if you'd come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.

    http://housewifehowtos.com/link-party-2/how-to-tuesday-link-party-11/

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    1. Hi Katie, Thank you so much, I really love this piece. And thank you for the invitation, I'll make sure we are linked.
      Jeannie

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  13. your darn lucky to get that , when so many of us out here are looking for just that chest.
    I have been looking for a friend that wants one

    So glad a gorgeous piece has a new loved home

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  14. I was really lucky, a minute later and it would have been gone. Good luck with your hunt, and thank you so much for stopping by.
    Jeannie

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  15. Wow! Hard to believe the things people discard. I love what you did with it.

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    1. Oh, I know it, but lucky for us. Thank you so much.
      Jeannie

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  16. Now that's what I call good timing! It looks absolutely beautiful.

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    1. Thank you so much, I almost missed it, so glad I didn't.
      Thank you for you visit, and comment.
      Jeannie

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  17. Hi there, nice to meet you and thanks for your visit! I LOVE fr provincial, and grew up with a cherry set. I still have the dresser. Good save! That would have been a shame!
    Ruth

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  18. Hello Ruth, Thank you so much, nice to meet you as well, and thank you for stopping by. I love it too, but I always like to add a little gold to make it special.
    Jeannie

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  19. Hi and thank you for visiting my blog. I love your chest and thank goodness you were able to get it before it was trashed. I love making new friends and am following you *_*.

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    1. Hi Kitty, I'm so happy I was able to rescue it. We are so happy to have a new friend, and look forward to many visits.
      Jeannie

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  20. Wow, what a lucky find! Good thing you caught them in time! I love the pale blue you chose and the gold trim is just the perfect touch:)

    XO,
    Christy

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    1. Hi Christy, How lucky was I? I've been looking for this chest a long time. Blue and gold are my favorites, glad you like it.
      Jeannie

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  21. Haha, a woman after my own heart!
    I would have been there with you.
    You made it beautiful...
    Sandy

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    1. Hi Sandy, A woman has to do what she has to do, I really wanted that chest. Thank you so much for the visit, and for taking the time to comment.
      Jeannie.

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  22. Oh so pretty. It's unbelievable what people will throw away! I would have been yelling too! Good save and good job on the paint!

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    1. Hi Laura, I know it! But lucky for us, Thank you so much for stopping by, I appreciate your comments.
      Jeannie

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  23. What a dramatic rescue! I love the pale blue color!
    Karee

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    1. Hi Karee, Thank you so much, I chose the pale blue so it wouldn't be to dramatic. I'm really loving it. Thank you so much for stopping by.

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    1. Hi Susan, Thank you so much for your kind words.
      Jeannie

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  25. So cute! I'm glad you got it. I found a four drawer version nearly just like it in someone's front yard and got it too. It had been painted appallingly, so it took a while to get all of that off, and it's missing one of the handles, sadly. I love those and have to keep my eye out for one so I can finish that dresser off one of these days. I hope you get a lot of great use out of those sweet curvy drawers.
    Liz

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  26. Wow Jeannie what a find! You did a beautiful job painting it and I especially like the gold trim. Thanks so much for joining us at Transformed Tuesday. Have a great weekend.
    Hugs,
    Peggy

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  27. OH my goodness, what an amazing thing = and you saved it from the landfill - very well done, indeed! YAY! Looks great!

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  28. Good Moring Michele, Thank you so much, I wasn't a minute too soon. I love the way it turned out, just what I wanted.
    Have a great day!
    Jeannie

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  29. What an awesome save/find! You’re featured today at Mop It Up Monday. Have a fabulous week!

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  30. Great save! A little vision and elbow grease make all the difference.

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

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  31. Hi Christina, It is amazing what a little paint will do. Thank you so much.
    Jeannie

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  32. Hi Orlando, Thank you so much for stopping by, and your kind comments. I'm going to go check you out rigt now.
    Jeannie

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  33. Great find, nice painting job. It looks just like a dresser my mother bought at an estate sale in 1965. It belonged to a 1920 movie star named Margaret Quimby. We had just moved into our new house and were badly in need of furniture. My mother bought it for me. I used it for years and passed it on to my daughter. Thanks for bringing back sweet memories.
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  34. Dear Jeannie,
    Your persistence paid off. It is perfect. Love the color you chose. Doing the gold must have been tough. Wow, great story. Enjoy it now.
    Ruthie from: http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com

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  35. Hi Ruthie, Thank you so much for stopping by. The gold did take a little effort, and a lot of touch ups, but finally have it the way I like it. Have a great weekend.
    Jeannie

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