Tuesday, October 6, 2009

~It's Chippy, It's White and it was for FREE!!~

Well .....I had to do a Tuesday post on this sucker..... It was FREE Tuesday!!! I have eyeballed this sucker for weeks on my way home from the Sleepy Poet. Just sitting there on the front porch of an abandoned house. I even stopped a time or two for a peek, got bit up by bugs each time... but today there was a truck, I about wrecked my car to get off the road to ask... I was pointed in the direction of the people who owned the property.... knocked.... asked and received for FREE!! I was waiting in the drive for hubby tonight... of course he did not get in until late... always works that way... I just prayed the whole way there that someone did not beat me back to it!! We just got back with it. It is missing a door but I think I can make it work. I think an old Cream water bowl and pitcher would look fabulous sitting in the open space below... With or without door is fine with me!!

Beautiful Chippy White Paint.... I am in love all over again!! Yes we looked trashy with it hanging out the rear of my Murrano.... the hatch flapping in the breeze...the darn thing is so tall it just would not fit! But we got it to the house safe and sound.


Well I am off to bed, I have had all the excitement for the night that I can handle... I bet I dream about the darn Beautiful thing!! I did survive the second booth move in....I will have pics of it soon..... I am headed back out of town this weekend to my new junk spot in search of a few treasures to fill it the rest of the way up!! Hugs and Blessings, Janna

60 comments:

donna baker said...

Janna, the hardest workin thang I know.

trash talk said...

It pays to ask! What a great looking cabinet with or without the door.
Debbie

maryboys said...

what a find!!!

mary:)

Rachel Knoblich said...

That is so not fair...I'm very jealous...but congrats to you. Free is AWESOME!

Irene ~ RE~VINTAGED said...

You really have bloodhound in you don't you!! What a beauty!! Take off the bottom door and have it as an open shelf
Mmmmmmmm MMmmmmmmmmm!
Another winner!!
Irene x

A Thing for Roses said...

Aren't freebies the best?! Now I know that we would be in big trouble if we lived close to each other. That is something I would totally do. If that cabinet was mine, I would take off the one door on the bottom and hang a cute linen curtain there or just leave it open. Just a thought. Great score!

Hugs,

Lisa

Six in One Hand said...

i love it!!!
It pays to be diligent!!!
The chippiness is great!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Love it! I can just see it in your space now!
Debra

Sue said...

It was meant to be!! I love it, should clean up nicely, imagine if you missed out, you would have still dreamt about it, Im sure!
Sue

Laura said...

Such a fun post! That's my kind of excitement! Great score!
Take care, Laura

cityfarmer said...

what ever will ya do with this puppy?
I could simply take it off yur' hands for ya

"questions that go unasked, go unanswered"

misselaineous said...

FREE???!!!??? woohoo! what an awesome rescue, in all it's chippy glory, and probably so happy you saved it! Sad to think of other pieces like this that ended up on someones discard pile, cause they just don't get it...great save! *elaine*

Theresa said...

Lucky Janna, you sure keep after it girl! I am coming to your booths one day! Hugs from Georgia:)

Franny said...

Nice cabinet! I agree with Irene, you could take the other door off and leave it as an open shelf...You could line the back wall and shelves with old sheet music or vintage newspaper. It's your baby, and it was free? What the?? Lucky you!

Lisa said...

LOVE IT and FREE - Wow, you hit the jackpot with that. You always find the neatest things!!

Angie said...

Oh I love it! I have it's sister, got it at a yard sale for a few dollars. See the post...http://freereinart.blogspot.com/2009/07/taking-indoors-out.html
I'm all about freebies too!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Girl this is just absolutely awesome and free to boot. You did good!

JB Knacker said...

What fun! The best things in life are free!!
Brenda

Cindy Harvey said...

I'm so following you. But not in the creepy way.

Great find, looking forward to being jealous.....I mean, living vicariously thru you as you pick up junk and stuff.
peace.
cindy

Deb said...

I'm so envious - that's a great find!!!

The Texas Woman said...

Wonderful find! I would have paid good money for it and you got it free! I'd leave the odd door on and stack colorful quilts on the open side. The one door adds to its history! Beautiful!

The Shepherds Fold said...

Don't you just love times like that!!! Its days like that that our junkin' job, trash digging, thrift store tracking and antiquing is worth while!!!! Love it!

Lou Cinda said...

HOW LUCKY ARE YOU?? I love this and would have done the very same thing!!!! It is going to be wonderful!!!

Lou Cinda :)

stefanie said...

free, i would of just screamed, inside of course, what a lucky find

Anne~fiona and twig said...

It's chippy, white, free and AWESOME!! You lucky duck. That's a once in a lifetime find, for sure!
Anne

Signs and Salvage said...

How wonderful & exciting!! FREE and amazing = sleepless nights for me!! I love it when they come all chippy like that:) You are Queen of Junk for sure:)

Faded Charm said...

What a score. I have wanted to stop and ask for things before, bur never quite get up the nerve. I might have to rethink that. I love that cupboard. Wouldn't it look great in my house(hahaha).

Have a great weekend.

Kathleen

Ticking and Toile said...

nice find!! It looks similar to one I recently restored! Fun stuff! I just found your blog via Recaptured Charm~ Love it!!

Shellagh

philben5 said...

No stinkin way!?! Free is amazing and lucky u!
Blessings
Roxanne

Angie said...

What a fantastic find!! It's gorgeous! Can't wait to see how the 2nd booth turned out!!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

My husband always says "what the best stuff?" Free stuff!!! You did real good! Pays to ask!
Carole

Wizard of Was said...

Unbelievable! Good for you to follow up about this cabinet. It's a treasure for sure with or without the door!
My Best
Gale

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!
and
Jealous!!
Warmly,
Deb :)

Peanut-Butter Kitty said...

Great find!!

Lea said...

That is a swwweet piece!
You
did
it
again.

junkrescuerbeth said...

What a fabulous score!

Beth of Salvage Studio

junkermidge said...

Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow. Good luck on that sleeping plan!
Midge

Oh, I'd vote remove the door and use for another project.

June said...

Janna, this is an awesome piece. You are so my kind of girl!
Hugs,
June

Deborah Burton said...

Your seratonin hit must be in the statosphere--wowee and good for you!!

Ormolulu Debi

Sheri said...

Hi, I just found your blog and LOVE it! And you are a lucky girl! I have finally got my husband used to stopping by the curb for "treasures" on trash day! He is still embarrassed, but he does it for me! I'm going to be a follower of your great blog too!

Sandy and Joe/rhubarb reign said...

Hi Janna! Thanks for your nice note on our blog -- come and visit me again. And WHAT A GREAT FIND! Free is my absolute favorite price, but you got a real gem there. xo

Kathy said...

Janna - good for you! It does pay to just ask sometimes - what an awesome find! Woo hoo!

Kathy

My Shabby Roses said...

You are not kidding! What an excellent find. I'm glad it got a good home.

vintagesue said...

i love it!! the backs of our cars/truck have seen plenty of those crazy moments of junk flapping around.that is the price of FREE. crazy looks from passer byes and that is it. oh....and a little sweat getting it in your vehicle...lol
it's a keeper!!
sue

AuroraSuzette said...

Lucky find!I like it without the door too. Tacoma, WA used to have 2 days a year where the city would pick up your "trash" for free, and it was junkin' heaven for sure!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Woweeee!! Lucky girl! What a fabulous find and FREE??? I'm so happy for you!
Michelle

The Flying Bee said...

Had to come check you out. So glad I did. Awesome find! Girl, you sound like me. I am always on the hunt for good junk!

Have a great weekend!
Adrienne

junkgarden said...

That is a great piece. And FREE? You really hit the jackpot. Lucky girl.

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

you sure do find the best stuff, the cabinet is wonderful, it brings up all kinds of creative ideas...love your blog...come visit

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Wow, everyone's lovin' your great white cabinet! Thanks again for the sweet comments and support! Since I'm not out as much now, I have to get my junk fix vicariously thru you!
love ya,
DebrA

simplyiowa said...

Hi Janna,
Love the old cupboard... I have a major problem, when it come to Old Cupboards...{ not to mention, quilts, clocks, ironstone, gnarly concrete, architectural fragments...I am a sick woman!} But cupboards have always been my first love...They truly have a soul to them... You might ask the folks who gave it to you, if you, or they could scout around, for the door... I have a friend who might have a pair, that would work. He has several straight front china cupboards, and parts.
If not, it is very beautiful, as found...
Barb C.

junkdreams said...

Hi Janna,
Thank you for your visit to my blog...I hope that your friend is doing well. Love this piece and I can't believe it was free!!
Thinking of you.
Happy day.
xojanis

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

What a great find and how wonderful that you got it for free! Julia :-)

Anne Marie said...

oh sure......hugs and blessings to all of us........while you get to hug that!.......holy cowgirl that is an awesome piece.......

please show us where you put it in your home!

oh the ironstone in there....

Junk Girl said...

Janna! I am LOVIN' this story!! I could truly FEEL the excitement you must have had as you waited until hubby came home...! I am shocked you didn't hoist it into your vehicle all by your little self as excited as you must have been! Pure adrenaline baby!! LOL! Too fun! Now, go and make some big bucks on that baby...!!Andrea

time-worn interiors said...

Way to go girl! I love chippy, I love white and certainly love free! I stop and ask about things all the time, but most of the time people say they don't want to get rid of their junk! Bummer! But maybe I'll get lucky like you some day!
Theothertheresa

MaryB. said...

OMG! I think... no... I KNOW I'm in love... that is just gorgeous!

Mary said...

oh my gosh! LOVE it! you are just so lucky, that was a great find! ~mary~

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

What a SCORE!! You gotta love the free stuff. My family cringes everytime we pass a pile of junk on the side of the road, for fear I'll stop and load it up. Lisa

Gwynie Pie said...

Oh WOW -- that is almost a twin to one I have. Mine has 2 drawers instead of the 1 and it has punched tin panels on the doors and sides of the top part. Ours is very old and chippy, original white paint as well. It was "born" somewhere in the midwest as it came here from Cedar Falls, Iowa area when my mother in law moved here as a young girl.

I love FREE ! What a great find. I say just ask. The worst someone can say is NO. :)

Gwyn Rosser
@ The Pink Tractor
www.gwynrosser.blogspot.com