So there it is folks, one man's junk is another man's treasure!

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This post was inspired by my good friend Kristine Ginsberg's comment on a post I wrote earlier today.  She commented that when she was in her 20's and got her first apartment, that she purchased things from flea markets and garage sales and was very proud of them.  I did the same thing when I lived in NYC, and to this day, I use many of those purchases.  Some of them are pictured here.  They may need a little touch up and work, but they were great finds, fun pieces and constant reminders that you don't always have to have the BEST!

The bowed front buffet was free!  It was left  by the previous tenant in an apartment I rented in Queens.  All I had to do was paint it black.  I think it's kind of cool.  The chairs (4 of them) were found on the curb.  Yes, a coat of black paint and a little fabric on the seats and they were good to go.  The chest of drawers above was purchased at a little antique shop after I moved back home from NYC.  Believe it or not, the woman that owned the antique shop turned out to be a cousin of mine that I had never met.  I knew her parents, but not her.  Funny how small this world actually is...........nothing was done to that piece.  Cost me 50 bucks, a steal.  The little black table next to it was found at a flea market in NYC.  I have two of them, 20 bucks for the pair.  You guessed it, painted them black, they were that beautiful blonde wood that our parents couldn't wait to have after all of that beautiful mahogany they had for years.  Such a nice change............NOT!  I use them as night stands.

 

The little sewing table with the crystal knobs is one of my favorites and such a great find.  25 bucks at an antique shop  about 30 years ago.  Love it to this day.  Did nothing to it other than bring it home!  It's in my living room now, I'm using it as an end table, but it's been a multi-purpose piece for years.

 

Last but not least, this little chest was purchased when a neighbor in NYC moved out of her apartment.  15 bucks and it came with the little tassle on the door pull.  Didn't have the heart to take it off since the girl who sold it to me could barely part with the piece.  It has two shelves inside and is also in the living room being used as an end table.

 

So there it is folks, one man's junk is another man's treasure!

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I think all but one of the dressers in our house we got for free from someone.  They are not as nice as these.

January 13, 2012 03:09 PM
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Great finds, Roger! I am always amazed when I find something for a great deal at thrift stores, flea markets and antique shops. Upcycling is the way to go; give something a new life and a new home! There are some neighborhoods here in the Denver that are notorious for great finds too!

January 13, 2012 05:26 PM
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It looks like pretty good "junk" to me, Roger!  Those look like really good, solid pieces, not the imports you find made today.

January 13, 2012 06:51 PM
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Love the black buffet. Well first of all because it's black, ha. But the lines!!

January 13, 2012 06:52 PM
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Good job, nice furniture pieces, it is amazing the transformation a little work can make in an older piece of furniture to turn it into a treasure

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