1.14.2014

Eventually You Will Find It

If you're a seeker or picker of fine mercantile like me, you are willing to wait for that piece you need for your home, not totally necessary, but sure would be nice to have, or you didn't even know you needed it. :) We die hard treasure hunters, vintage lovers, thrifters, and flea market aficionados, will stop at every little interesting place we see on our travels, in hopes of finding something special that makes our home unique and reflects our personality. If you're looking for instant gratification, don't expect to find it when you run out looking tomorrow. That's what big box stores are for. But, but.....trust me, eventually, with patience, you will find it and it will be perfect and you will love it. 

Exactly one year ago, I penned a post about the mishap with our silk and linen fabric headboard and the fix was to cover it with "love", a heart to cover up the "oops".   That post is here. 
Ever since then, I have been on the lookout for a new head board, not actively looking, but always in the back of my mind.  And then........just a few days before Christmas, I ran into a new consignment shop near my home.  And there it was...... leaning against the window.  I took measurements, rushed home, took more measurements, rushed back ..... and bought it.  
The first thing Bobby G. said was, "we are going to paint this, right?" :)


 It had such a French look to it......thick wood, carved flowers and flourishes, curves, caning, shabby and worn, and a  simple creamy color..... I was in LOVE




His n' Hers are thrilled........cost $75.00. 
So...if you need something, be patient, keep a list, and keep looking.....it's out there.  :)
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27 comments :

Hartwood Roses said...

Great score, Lynn. It looks fabulous!!!

Maureen Wyatt said...

Nice find and perfect in your room!

Junkchiccottage said...

Oh Lynn what a beautiful piece and a great price. Your patience paid off on this one. I love it. Bobby G are we going to paint it LOL!!!!!!
Kris

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Lynn, Your new headboard looks wonderful and I love it! Of course I would because I have the same headboard in black. I have thought of painting it and now I know it looks wonderful painted white.
xx,
Sherry

chateau chic said...

Oooh-la-la!! What a gorgeous find...well worth the wait.
Mary Alice

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Lynn, it is perfect! I had to laugh about your DH asking if you were going to paint it. My carpenter had a fit years ago when I would not let him sand and stain an antique hatch door from an old boat that someone had since used as a garden gate and weathered to shabby perfection. My painter saved the day when they were about to sand it. He "got" it, but most men are like, "Huh? " Mr. Magpie gets it after I convince him. ;-).

xo

Sheila

Tete said...

Oh, you did really good! Love it and it looks perfect in your room. I am going back and look at it again. If you find another, let me know!

Anne said...

Wow Lynn it's absolutely gorgeous!What an amazing find!
xx
Anne

genie said...

You made a great find with this one and it looks beautiful in your room. A very inviting bedroom.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Lynn I love it!! And no sweet hubby we are not going to paint it! lol

Carol

NanaDiana said...

I love it, Lynn. It is just perfect. Did you laugh when hubby asked about painting it? Men just don't "get it" on stuff like that.

Have a great night- xo Diana

All About Vignettes said...

I love it just the way it is. Perfect in the room. Great find. Yes, I totally agree about patience. Treasures always show up. Don't compromise.

Designed Decor said...

I love it! I need to find one for my spare room that I have sitting empty and the moment!

Beverly said...

It was meant to be yours. I love it, Lynn.♥

Blog Shop is open for linking. I hope you will come over and link some of your shop items.

Gail Wilson said...

I love your vintage headboard, and it does look great in your room! It's amazing what a little paint will do.
gail

Jenny Romaine said...

It's perfect for your space! It looks great!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

It looks wonderful! Great find.

Linda Bouffard said...

Oh, this SO nice. Love it.Pinning. Linda

Alycia Nichols said...

Tell Bobby G. to step away from the paintbrush, and nobody gets hurt! Paint it?!??!?!!! WHAT?!??!!!!!

It's gorgeous! Patience DOES pay off! I'm the same way. We went without a table in the eat-in part of our kitchen for nearly 2 years while I waited to find the perfect table & chairs. I was very happy when I FINALLY stumbled upon just what I had envisioned. Nothing wrong with waiting it out!

Good score! Congratulations, and enjoy it!!! And if Bobby G. comes anywhere within whispering distance of it with a can of paint, tell him we'll paint HIM and run him up a flag pole as a warning to other husbands with such silly notions running around in their pretty little heads! :-)

Mary Soulios said...

Lynn, it's gorgeous. Everything looks so pretty, and I need to learn your patience! LOL!

Pamela said...

Lynn it is just perfect! Yep patience certainly pays off. Thanx for sharing at THT!

Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh I like it !!!!!!!very much

I don't need a bed maybe a new french sofa so if you see one let me know LOL
I am being patient LOL

Town and Country Gals said...

Lynn,
don't you just love it when you find the perfect piece for the best price! Your headboard is fabulous, I can't resist anything with cane! It's perfect in your room!
Rebecca

Olive said...

Wow Lynn, it is a splendid headboard. Very well done. I am looking for a hutch. It will turn up one day. Just like this lovely piece of yours. best, Olive

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Lynn,
So wish it were my find, you so inspired me to keep hunting.
The room is absolutely beautiful.

Xx
Doré

Jen said...

Fabulous find! I love that headboard! My Audley would have been agreeing with your Booby G and wanting to paint it.

They just don't always get it. ;-)

Hope your new year has gotten off to a great start!!

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a find! It is beautiful,
so glad you found just what you were looking for.
Hugs,
Patti

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