Tuesday, July 15, 2008


This is my best yard sale find yet. The guy had this last year for $50.00 and I passed on it and I was kicking myself all year because of it. Well he never sold it and had it out at the yard sale again this past weekend for $30.00. I went home and got dh to see if we could get it home; (only have a little car) and we got it home. It needs some TLC and a new paint job but I love it. I can't wait to get it done so I can decorate it. It is not brown like the photo is showing, it is actually barn red.
So ladies, how should I paint it? Should I redo it red, or change to another color? Maybe white on the outside and red on the inside part? Ideas needed please.


Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Since it is already painted a barn red I would just distress it where there is worn parts then stain with gel stain, it would save you work plus you can always paint it when you want a change. If you do decide to paint I would go with barnred or black.
Have a good day, what a find!


Barb said...

Are you not the luckiest girl in the world?!!!! I can't believe you got it for $30. I'd love to have a mantle, but there's no room in my small house. I would leave it and do what Rondell said. But, if it were in my house (which I wish), I'd paint it my trenchcoat khaki color:)

Melinda said...

You are a lucky one!

I'll not give my opinion because I never know what color to paint things! But it is beautiful!

Debbi said...

Thank you ladies, I am so excited that I got it and for a great price. Thank you for the suggestions, sounds good, less work..lol.

Now if we would just get our remodeling project over with so I can get my house back together, I can bring it in and put it were I want.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Hi Debbie,
Thanks for stopping by, have you started on your great fireplace yet?


Debbi said...

No, we are currently in the middle of a home improvement project, so we re waiting until that is done before we start any more projects. I can't wait to get started on it.

Primgal55 - Linda said...

Oh that is too kewl! I agree, just go over it with some stain!I have been looking for something like that! Can't wait to see what you do with it!