Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Rescue me, Please!

What do you think?


I wasn't sure what to think at first...


all I knew was that I was oddly attracted to it.  Upon closer inspection it became clear that someone had attempted to strip it.  It has the funkiest finish I've ever seen.  I tried but I couldn't walk away from it.  It pleaded to come home with me with the promise that it would be very good!
 

So I trusted my gut and bought it.


I gave it a real good cleaning and brought it inside where it's waiting to find it's new home.


My Mom arrived for Mother's Day Dinner with a dozen home-grown roses which I promptly put into a vase and placed on my newest acquisition.


I'm pretty sure it will find it's place down the hall past this...


and into my son's room.




I think this might be the perfect spot. 


In this corner of sorts.


Of course some things will have to go and others moved around a bit, but what do you think?



36 comments:

Maya said...

Your son's room is so nautical cool..., and your new piece..., at first glance I thought it had a nautical chart design on it..., I guess I see what I want to see, haha.

Tricia Rose said...

It is going to be wonderful - love the strange little cupboardy door, and the keyplates. It looks a little, um, dirty though! Will you have to boil it?

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Oh Therese, I think it's fabulous! That piece would look wonderful in so many rooms!

So much character! Great find. :-)

Hugs,
Anne

Starfish and Sundresses said...

Therese, you have the most beautiful home I ever did see! Your sons room is perfect-a boy that is neat? You've raised him well! xx

A Perfect Gray said...

my kinda thing - adds a lot of character to a room!

ashlina {the decorista} said...

ooh i think its super fabulous. and so is chris #2. such a cutie! and his room. i just love what you did with it.

ps. your comment made me laugh so loud. my mom said the same thing about those Laura Ashley looking rooms. lol! in fact, i think that is what all of my bedrooms looked like as a little girl. HAPPY MOTHERS DAY my love...sorry i am a bit late, but i spent such a good time with my mom this week, i have not even given any love to my computer loves! :( hope you guys had a great weekend up there. how was the weather???
all my love to you!

Kathysue said...

I love it, I think it has character and if it called to you,you had no choice but to bring it home. Your heart has never steered you wrong yet!! That is why your home is so uniquely beautifully YOU!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I really love it. The finish is just so unique and the storage is awesome. I think your son's room would be perfect. So glad you had a super Mother's Day. Hugs, Marty

My Grama's Soul said...

I love that piece you found.....funky finish and all!!!

Jo

La Petite Gallery said...

I like it.
It is an old peice. Well made I am sure.
Enjoy it , you can alwas paint it later.

yvonne

Jürgen said...

I think you have done a very good choice ...
Regards

Beach House Living said...

It looks like it has a bonnet door. I like the mirror on it too. Are you going to re-do it?

Debby Lee said...

I think it's a cool piece, full of character. Your house is beautiful!

frugal farmhouse design said...

I love that piece exactly as it is - very cool, Lori

Kerry said...

I think it's terrific. I wish I had room for it!!

Privet and Holly said...

You HAD ME from the very first shot of that wonderful blue piece. I'm a sucker for blue furniture.... don't know what it is..... it just sweeps me into its arms! This could work in so many places and I think it will be great where you suggested. Please show us, again, when it is in its new place of honor! xx P&H

1 Funky Woman said...

Of course I love it and I love it just the way it is. I think it will look great in his room! I love his room BTW. I would love to do something like that in my son's room.

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I hope you are having a good day!
~Gail

Cristin said...

Love it!!! Your son's room is darling too.
xo,
cristin

Mélanie A. said...

love the patina

Post Grad Hair Cut said...

I can see why you were drawn to it. It is very pretty.

lisaroy said...

I love it! I can't wait to see what you do with it! I just love finding a beautiful diamond in the rough and giving it a place of honour. : )

cityfarmer said...

I think it will look fab whereever it lands ... yummy

ya done good!!!

Laura said...

In my family, my daughters often say,
"Mom doesn't say no to anything."
Anytime anyone says ,"Would you want?" I instantly say YES.
So, the point is-
I love it and yes you were right to follow your gut.

Laura
White Spray Paint

Ruby’s Upcycle Designs™ said...

I love it...great find and I think it will look perfect in that corner of your son's room! By the way, how does your son feel about your finds & ideas for his room...is he the sort of amiable kid that could care less or does he have a particular opinion about what goes where. The reason I ask is that I am currently working with my son (16) on his room...and he has opinions!!! I wanted to bring in this awesome old beat up army trunk (NO WAY...too spooky), I wanted to bring in old beat up license plates (still debating); an old mirror (Nope to feminine). I did grab some cool antique lanterns and a few vintagey signs but boy oh boy this kid is hard to please! I do have an old danish modern sofa in the basement that (with approval) I will recover and bring up into his room! I'll try to get some pics up when I get more progress...anyway, now that I've written this novel. What I really wanted to say is that I love the decor of your sons room! xoxo Beth

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

The duvet set in your son's room is so fun! Love that nautical look.

The Zhush said...

Another amazing find! And your son's room is the coolest! How lucky is he?!

Jeanne-Aelia Desparmet-Hart said...

Great find, amazing eye, beautiful room, lucky boy, good work, good luck.

Angie said...

OMG!!! I think your lucky you got there first or I would be posting photos of it in MY home!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!

Lumo said...

Interesting piece. Will you keep it stripped or paint it?

La Dolfina said...

Thanks so much for all your great comments!!!
I have plans to tweak his room a bit when he goes to college... so stand by for an update coming soon!

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, I'm so glad you could give it a happy home! If anyone could, it's you, and it looks great! Love your son's bedroom, too, great job there! Cheers!

Andrea said...

You have my vote. I think it looks great! Great find!

cjsullivan133 said...

It's really nice Terri. Not often you will find these with the mirror still attached as well.
I'm at loot Friday and Sat. Call me!

Amy said...

It's GORGEOUS. I'm so glad you bought it! What a find. I think we should meet up for treasure hunting when you're in So. Cal! Oh, imagine the fun we would have! :)

Tonia w/ Chic Modern Vintage said...

That is such a beautiful piece. I'm sure that it will look lovely where ever you decide to place it. I'm virually jealous right now. :-)