Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Talk about a WOOOHOOO Bargain

 Howdy Do Folks..
  Its always a joy to have you visit me..


I was up early this morning and since there was no one else awake to chat , I had to busy myself with something else.. What did I choose to do, you ask.. Clean, read an ebook, do a mock up plan for my yard,,, of course not~! I typed in craigslist to see what had gone up for sale during the few hours I was off the computer lol..
Let me back up a minute and tell you that about 18 months ago I bought a beautiful french secretary for 90.00..
 I know I know, unheard of, but I did .. it needed work, wait , let me make that WORK. it was badly scratched and one drawer was broke and the left top door had no glass but still for 90.00 a steal.. So I got it and sanded , stained and got her dang close to original.. Pattin myself on the back here cause it wasnt easy..
  I got it in the spot I wanted it but hadnt had time to decorate it yet and the 2nd wednesday night in the month arrived which means, so did my card group from American Express.. Love those girls~! they are all so much fun.. They all arrived on time and one of them was eyeing my secretary~!  half way through the evening she says out of the blue , I'll give ya 600.00 for that .. ummm, money is a fav of mine ya'll know, and talk about a whopping profit, so,  she paid me and we loaded it into her suv and that was that.. The next morning, I was grieving.. Where, when would I ever find another at a price I was willing to pay.. See, Sonny is so tight she squeeks when she walks lol.. Thats what everyone says anyway and I guess its true. I squeeze a dollar till it hollars and then  I tell it to hush... I have looked several times a week and found many 4 to 6  times higher than what I paid but none I was willing to spring for..
  Thats brings us back to early this morning:)  Pennsylvania House Secretary, 175.00.. ok now we're back in my price range, sorta.. I emailed, left my phone number and asked them to call.. Did I say it was in perfect condition and she still has the original paperwork for it....I offered 100.00 and she said OK.. I told her I needed it delivered and so thats 10.00 more:) For 110.00, this is what I got..


Dont ya'll run off now till you help me decide what to put on the back . I just cant handle muted gold..
I have some diamond fabric left in off white and black.  What do ya'll think about that?
If I stay focused maybe I can post it again, decorated by next wooohooo wednesday:)

 Thanks for stopping by to visit me. I'll be on early in the morning, if not before, to check out all the links ya posted at Marla's party.. many thanks to all who commented on my last post. it was so much fun reading what ya'll had to say.. Makes me grin to know you were here..

Hugs and happy Wednesday to ((ALL))



    Sonny, that is absolutely incredible. It's gorgeous and I can't believe what great condition. Perfect from the look of the photos. You go girl! This Woo Hoo! seriously ROCKS!

  2. Sonny, Sonny, Sonny! SCORE!! OMG, it's beautiful! I am SO wanting a secretary, but since we're contemplating a move, the time is just not right. I'll just have to drool over yours!
    xoxo Pattie

  3. Absolutely beautiful! Whatever you end up adding to it will be great-enjoy!

  4. You did a beautiful job. What a knockout piece!!

    I know a lot of people paint a pale blue color inside their cabinets...things show up well that way. I am thinking of it for some built ins I have.

    Great job!! :-)


  5. That is gorgeous. I would just pick a color that makes the items inside pop and that complements the room it is in.

  6. Are you going to paint this one black as well, Sonny? If so, I think the diamond fabric in black and white would look great; also a red would be dramatic {while I picture the black and white as whimsical}.

  7. Oh Sonny, what a wonderful secretary!! Yours is just beautiful, I know anything you put on the back of it, will be stunning! It looks great now!

    Congratulations on having such a fantastic piece, it's special.


  8. I am so jealous right now....I have always wanted one of those. WHOOOHOOO!!~ COlor....well you know me and color....I would maybe go with a distressed black on this piece....

  9. wooo hooo is right! You lucky girl!
    happy for ya!

  10. Woooohoooo....it is gorgeous! You are GOOD at Craigslist!!

  11. Now that's what I call a real bargain. That's super fantastic! I love the black and white diamond idea too! Can't wait to see it after you have it accesorised. Love it!

  12. That is gorgeous! What a find.

  13. What a fabulous piece of furniture at a fabulous price!! I love the feet, so tall and curvy!!
    The Tattered Tassel

  14. Be still my heart! You got one gorgeous and expensive piece of furniture today. You go girl!

  15. That is definitely a great way to buy things and your piece is excellent-you deserve a woo hoo for this for sure!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha, Stacey & Holly.

  16. WHOOO HOOOO IS RIGHT! What a deal, and what a wonderful piece of furniture! I remember how hard you worked on that secretary, and how beautiful it looked when you finished, so I could NOT believe that you had sold it. I was agreeing with you - she'll never find another bargain like that. But Dad Gummit, she did! I'm off to check out Craigslist! laurie

  17. Hi Sonny,
    What a great deal and what a beautiful piece of furniture - it is so beautiful!!

    good going girlie!!
    Can't wait to see what you do with it!
    Blessings, Nellie

  18. Oh my goodness!!!! I am so envious....Love this Sonny! How beautiful and what an awesome deal. You deserve it girl! Have a blessed day. cindy

  19. Gorgeous! I'll give a big WoooHooo for that one!

  20. Hi there, thanks for your visit and kindness. I love your blog and this piece of furniture is so beautiful..woo hoo indeed! Have added you to my blog list and will follow you..come say hi any time :D

  21. Sonny woohoo is right! The new piece is just gorgeous! I love it and it's elegant welcoming design. Lovely!

    Thank you very much for you input and sweet visit to my blog. I really appreciate it. You are always welcome my friend! I hope to see you again soon.

    Have a blessed day. ~Melissa :)

    PS I adore your blog!

  22. whooohoooo! from me too! what a great price and $10 not bad to have it delivered either! score!!

    i'm going to enjoy watching you make this your own! congrats!

  23. Thanks for visiting, glad I stopped by to see your beautiful secretary....I'm sure it will be fantastic when you are finished.

  24. Heck of a deal!!!! Way to go!!

  25. What a steal!! I love it and I think the fabric would look great in the back of it! Can not wait to see it decorated!

  26. Gotta love Craigslist! You know how to get a bargain. Fabric sounds great. Looking forward to seeing the finished project!

  27. Lucky you - what a beautiful piece of furniture!

  28. Hi Sonny! Oh, what a gorgeous piece! I would love to have it! Well, you could paint the back or add scrapbooking paper or you could cover foam board with fabric! Whew! I've exhausted my ideas. What ever you do will be beautiful, I know it!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  29. Wow is right. I am so far behind on catching up with everyone. Life just seems to get in the way of my fun time in blogland. I love your secretary. It is just gorgeous and what a great find. I can't wait to see what you do with it. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

  30. Wow! What a beautiful secretary!! I looked at all three of your blogs, all so nice!


  31. Good morning Sonny!

    It's so lovely to meet you! I laughed until I hurt at the message you left on my post. You are one funny chickie and a girlie after my own heart......I love CHEAP too!

    Your secretary is soooo beautiful. I love how open it is on the bottom and the nice big door. Often they'll have two doors that will obscure what you put in the middle of the shelves....it's simply perfect........I'm sending a BIG WoooooHooooo....AWESOME! I think the diamond fabric sounds delish.....and I like the gold too.....so I guess that means don't trust my opinion. :-)

    Warm hugs,

  32. Sonny, I just tried emailing ya! You are my CSN winner! So come by sometime today so I can get ya the promo code or l eave me a comment with an email address that will work. Whoo Hoo!

  33. I'm new here, Sonny. I love your blog! You are so funny about being tight. I have to admit I admire that in a person... 'cause I can be so totally the opposite.
    I'll be back!
    Ladybug Creek

  34. Fantastic deal on the secretary. Oh, love that faux window on the previous post! Linda


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