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I found an unbelievable set of antique painted furniture recently -
I thought I would share it~
First of all- ebay and craigslist are the bomb! I browse waaay too much- but sometimes it pays off and this is definitely one of those times!

I found a set of painted grey and blue antique furniture- I LOVE swedish style almost as much as french.
I could not believe all the pieces that came with this set and the price.
This is a quick post about it- but I'll post more about details later.
-Full size bed frame frame- oh my! Can totally see it painted white! but love it as is too~
-Desk with 2 drawers
-Vanity with 5 drawers and tilt mirror
-HUGE armoire - with three doors- one mirrored- and TONS of storage possibilities.
-2 dainty swedish style side chairs
-Cast iron antique fireplace surround
-Mantle mirror
-Petite nightstand
- Also an interesting- (but not so much loving it)- chair and matching broken settee(not pictured)

They aren't all perfect- but I love pieces that have lots of character and these definitely qualify!
The bed is the worst - some missing gesso there are some really old repairs to the gesso on but the caning is intact.
The wreaths and swag ornamentation are absolutely gorgeous as is the old gustavian grey blue finish and cream highlights.
I am amazed at the cast iron fireplace surround-
I have seen little old fireplace surrounds such as this in many of my design books- but didn't dream I would happen upon one! So excited!

All in all there are 11 pieces.
Price- $200
for everything...
I didn't even dicker.

I'm starting to tinker around with them, jot down some visions for them and clean up a bit and will blog about the individual pieces as I have sooo many ideas and thoughts about possibilities!

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  1. That was an amazing deal! I can't wait to see what you do with it all. I love the desk and small side table!

  2. Deal of the century! Beautiful pieces.


  3. My oh my oh LUCKY LUCKY girl! That would be like winning the jackpot for me. Congratulations, they are all beautiful pieces.
    PS - I found you through blogfrog, and I'm now a follower of your blog too :)

  4. What a great find! I would've been jumping up and down with excitement! Beautiful :)

  5. Remarkable pieces...can't believe what you paid for ALL of them! You lucky gal...enjoy. Thanks for joining in...hope to see you again in the future. Debbie

  6. Oh my gosh! I had to do a double take on the price! You really lucked out finding all of this gorgeous furniture, I am envious! I especially am in love with your beautiful armoire! Saw you over at Debbie Doos :)

  7. What a beautiful blog you have and what a wonderful lot of furniture you bought and for such a great price.
    Have just come across via Gloria.

    Happy week

  8. Wow! I cant believe you found those at such an amazing price! I am in love with that bed and armoire!

  9. OMG!!!!!! Gorgeous! How lucky you are!

  10. Hello friend...

    Ohhh my goodness!!! I have to tell you that I'm totally green with envy right now! Hehe! Can't believe that you got all of these fabulous pieces for just $200...I would have jumped on that in a "New York minute"! You know, I love the grey finish...simply gorgeous and sooo elegant looking!!! Can't wait to see what you do with all of these pretties and where you put them!!! Enjoy and have fun, my friend!!! Thank you so much for sharing your treasure find with us!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  11. Oh my gosh what a bargain!!! Each piece is so gorgeous and the color is one of my favorites. I'm so happy you found me and know I've found your beautiful blog and lovely posts.


  12. I've been looking for inspiration for painting my old grandfather clock. This would be lovely.

  13. $ you got the deal of the year! If it does not fit in one room you can paint differently and place it around the house. I would be in painting heaven!

  14. Amazing find! I never seem to find anything on Craigslist! Can't wait to see what you do with all of the pieces!


  15. I am speechless (and that's saying a lot for me)! What fabulous finds! Absolutely beautiful!!

    Susan and Bentley

  16. WOW WOW WOW!!! that furniture is going to make me hyperventilate! it's gorgeous, courtney!