Sunday, September 19, 2010

Welcome to the Forty Year-Old Ranch

I mentioned last week that I'd found something for my entryway.

Here it is.


Last week, just after realizing the chest we'd just revamped was going to stay at the kitchen table, I went out for my usual yard sale-ing adventures. I stopped at a house and looked around. She had a ton of antiques, but a man was there buying every one of them before I could even ask. I went into her shed, and saw the most adorable telephone table. It needed a new seat and new upholstery. But other than that it was perfect to me! When I asked her the price, I tried not to let my jaw hit the ground. $7. Thats right, she told me this could be mine for the outrageous price of SEVEN DOLLARS! I didn't even try to negotiate.



The seat was falling in and the fabric was stained and nasty. So, hubby pulled off the old seat and cut me a new one out of plywood. Then, I reupholstered it in a grey damask fabric that was on sale at JoAnn's. I love the way it turned out!






I love the basket for the kids' shoes, but I may need a bigger one.

What do you think? I've been dying to use that color blue somewhere in my house and I think I finally found the perfect spot!



Linking up to some of these wonderful parties!

37 comments:

  1. Absolutely precious!!! It looks like it was meant to be right there! Congratulations on the great find and the great price!

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  2. Hi Ashley, you lucked out, $7.00 WOW!!!! It looks perfect there. Thanks for stopping by. I hope your weekend is going well.
    The Swedish Room

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  3. Perfect! Great color, great piece in the perfect place.

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  4. It's lovely!!! What a beautiful piece. Love the new seat. :) Visiting from Rhoda's Thrifty Treasures party. :)

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  5. How cute. I have never seen a table like that. Great place for it.

    Lisa

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  6. Love it! It seems like these are becoming popular again, I haven't seen one as cute as yours though.

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  7. Wow! $7.00 is a steal! I have one similar to this, but it doesn't have the detail and character! I love the blue - what color is it. . .and the fabric is so cute with it! Good Job!

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  8. What could be more perfect for that spot!

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  9. Hi- I'm a new visitor from Met Monday. I love this sweet bench! A lot of the older homes in my neighborhood have little niches for the telephone, but sadly my house does not. I think I may have to find a telephone table instead. Great job styling with accessories too!

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  10. That's adorable. Never seen one of those before!

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  11. So cute and pretty:))
    Your blog is wonderful, I am your newest follower, come to visit me:)
    Greetings from Europe, Biljana

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  12. so cute, ashley! the fabric is gorgeous with the blue color of the piece. and it fits perfectly in your entry! thanks for joining my party!

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  13. Ok I never find deals like that! I love the blue!

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  14. My mom had one of these in the front hall. When I was a teenager I spent hours on it talking to my friends.

    Love it!

    S
    xo

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  15. What a steal! And a great idea to use for putting on and taking off shoes. We have a no shoe policy for our home. :)

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  16. No way, that is unbelievable the price...I would have ran out of there before she changed her mind. Looks great. Tomorrow I have a thrift party, I would love to see you join in. Debbie

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  17. I cannot believe you got that for $7!!!! You brought out all of the charm it was meant to have! Thanks so much for joining the party this week. This was absolutely Inspirational!
    Vanessa

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  18. Love it! That color blue is so fresh and pretty :-)

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  19. I LOVE those old phone tables. What a great price!

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  20. What a wonderful old phone seat.. I found one years ago and the kids broke it.. had to glue it several times... You did a great job restoring this and the blue.. Love it!
    Sandy

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  21. Wow! I think that is gorgeous! Love the color and fabric that you used! A great spot for it too!

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  22. Thank you all for the kind comments! I cannot take credit for the blue. It was that color when I got it. I just added the new fabric on the seat, a very easy fix. But I am so happy I was finally able to use something that color in my house. It's a beautiful blue!

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  23. That was a heck of deal! I love the color and the vignette you created for it. I also love the vinyl lettering above it! Perfect!

    ~ Tracy

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  24. This is great! I just love it and it looks really good there. Stopping by from Inspiration Friday!

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  25. LOVE IT!!!I am so jealous, at the beginning of summer, there was a yard sale with one and I just kept driving by like a stalker. I showed the man, and he told me to get it. Don't you know, the next trip to town(like an hour later) it was GONE!!! So, glad that you got one, and that price, woohoo!

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  26. I love the color on this. I have an old telephone bench and it needs a redo! You have inspired me!!

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  27. Lucky you! Seven dollars is a steal. It just looks like it was made for that corner.

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  28. Great find! I love your fabric choice and the color is wonderful! Hopped over from Debbiedoos...

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  29. So glad the man didn't see this goody and that you were able to snatch it up. It is perfect.

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  30. This is gorgeous!! I am kicking myself as I saw one at a thrift store but couldn't justify the $20 price tag. Wish I had seen your creation for inspiration first!! You did a fantastic job!

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  31. It looks just amazing. I love it!!

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  32. Thanks so much for joining me this week. Hope to see you again. I see a some of my gals came to visit you too...that is awesome!!~

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  33. I love it! Thanks so much for stopping by and joining us for Anything Related!
    {Rebekah}

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  34. What a steal! It looks fantastic. I love the blue and the damask works well with it. Lovely!
    Thank you so much for joining my Friday link party. Hope to see you again this week!

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  35. Love your blog-you've won 3 blog awards-come over to my blog to accept them!

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