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Pegged Legs Aren’t So Bad

  February 2

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Can I just say how excited I am that a few new followers came on board yesterday after I participated in a linky party? Welcome and thanks so much for checking in!

I promised to share some fabulous furniture I scored at an estate sale last weekend. Can you believe I got a huge dresser and super heavy mirror for $15.00? I absolutely LOVE to hit both estate sales and garage sales at the last minute before they close. Some die hard garage sale lovers might call me crazy for not being an early bird, but that last hour before a sale closes is when I get my best deals, hence all the milk glass yesterday and this hunkin’ piece of furniture:

See the tiny little peg legs and the modern design? Totally an indicator of a lovely mid-century piece. It’s almost as good as the deal I got on my mid-century desk. Ah, $15.00 will get you so much these days. 🙂

I placed the enormous heavy mirror on my mid-century sideboard (from Goodwill). Are you seeing a pattern here? They are a very close match!

Each one of these pieces could use some love. I love the idea of painting them white, staining them a very dark wood, making them two-toned with a white top or doing something completely different by paining it a fun color.

Here is an example of a mid-century dresser makeover by Young House Love:
And another one from Domestic Adventure which I just love (and a cute pooch to boot!):
Pay no attention to the fact that both of the featured re-dos are for nurseries. They won’t be used for that purpose over here (yet)!

So, are you feeling the pegged leg love? What kind of re-finishing would you love to see on these pieces? I’m open to any and all opinions while I figure out what I want!

10 responses to “Pegged Legs Aren’t So Bad

  1. I like the one on young house love. Everyone in my office is obsessed with that blog! Did you see the table I made? I posted pics yesterday.

  2. Good question Jenn! I’ve been asked this before and I think it deserves a blog post! Coming soon…

  3. Glad you liked the table – it definitely looks better in person than in the pic. You have my permission to blog away 🙂

  4. Wow! What a neat project!! Hope you come up with a great idea!!

    I am blog hopping today and thought I would stop by your blog.

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  5. I’d love to see you paint is a bright color. Can’t wait to see what you do.

  6. I’m a huge fan of antique white distressed redos, but maybe that’s because I live in a tiny apartment and I like the idea of brightening everything up!

  7. Well, Mrs. Alford, anyone that knows you well would tell you this: that bright yellow SCREAMS “CATTTTTTT!” Haha.

    I’m very impressed with your blog. You’ve always been so creative and I’m glad you found an outlet. And, though technology has not always been your thing, you seem to be making it your workhorse! I love it!

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