10/31/12

before and after: ladder bookshelf

Gigi and I get especially excited when we find something that we haven't found before.  Now, maybe you're shaking your head, because yes, we've found bookshelves before... but never one quite like this. 

Here's the before...


And now the after...
20 3/4" x 55" x 18" D

I would love to see it in a child's bedroom with books or in bathroom corner as a sort of etagere like this smaller one from Pottery Barn (selling for (eeekkk!) $199)...

Love it?  E-mail us at single.splash.of.lime@gmail.com with your offers. 

10/30/12

currently coveting: a fun stool

One of our readers asked that we find a sweet barstool of some sort for her to use as her "teacher chair" in her second grade classroom.  She provided the fabric and we started the search.  

We found this beat up barstool and looked beyond its obvious flaws.   

We added a few coats of paint and replaced and covered the cushion.  

It's precious and we can't wait to see it in Ms. A's classroom. 

Are there pieces you're searching for?  E-mail us at single.splash.of.lime@gmail.com with your requests.  We're happy to keep an eye out and help you to find that perfect piece all while staying within a budget. 



10/26/12

tag sale


Welcome to the Tag Sale.  Remember, if you see something you like, simply e-mail us at single.splash.of.lime@gmail.com.  No reasonable offers will be refused!  We will make arrangements for payment and pick-up/deliveries through e-mail.  See the About Us page for more information.

Trunk... $34
 
SOLD
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Brass Bar Cart... $125
SALE PENDING
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Set of 3 Gilded Mirrors... $24

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Message Board... $24
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Plantation Shutters... $24
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Desk... $75
SOLD
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Cottage Nightstand... $30
SOLD
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Vintage Suitcase... $15

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Telephone Table... $24  $18


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Brass Telephone Table... $22  $16
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Blue and White Lamp... $15  $12
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Ornate Mirror... $32  $28
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Wood Panel Door... $40
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French Doors... $100
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Gold Mirror... $55  $45
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Colonial Eagle Mirror (Black)... $35  $28
21.5" x 31"
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10/25/12

high/low: gilded mirrors

Good things come in threes.  

Sort of like these round mirrors from Pottery Barn... $119 for the set of 3. 

Or these pretties, also from Pottery Barn, and a bit more affordable at $69 for the set. 

You really can't beat our similar version... a set of three mirrors in a perfect gilt finish. 
E-mail us at single.splash.of.lime@gmail.com with your offers.  

10/24/12

before and after: a gorgeous desk

While I love Tag Sale Fridays, Wednesdays may be my favorite Splash of Lime days.  Not because Gigi and I are trying to be DIY experts, but because... well... we get so excited about transforming things that are seemingly beyond repair.   

This desk is a prime example.  It was pretty rough when Gigi found it.


But then you know the routine... we cleaned it up, sanded it down, painted it, and polished/replaced the hardware.  

Here it is all made over...   

17 1/2" W x 40 1/4 L x 32 1/2"H

In the market for a new desk?  This one is gorgeous...    
E-mail us at single.splash.of.lime@gmail.com with your offers. 

10/23/12

currently coveting: cottage nightstand

Many of you fell hard for the sweet little nightstand that we posted last week.  

I'm afraid we created some hard feelings as we responded to e-mails saying, "Sorry, it sold already"  and then asking interested buyers to please keep checking back.  

And so we are especially happy to offer another cottage nightstand.  We are asking $30 for the nightstand as is; however, we will be happy to paint it for you for an additional fee!  
14" D x 17" L x 28" H

E-mail us with your offers at single.splash.of.lime@gmail.com.  


10/19/12

tag sale



Welcome to the Tag Sale.  Remember, if you see something you like, simply e-mail us at single.splash.of.lime@gmail.com.  No reasonable offers will be refused!  We will make arrangements for payment and pick-up/deliveries through e-mail.  See the About Us page for more information.

Blue and White Lamp... $15
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Distressed Nightstand... $30
17" W x 14" D x 30" H
 SOLD
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Ornate Mirror... $32
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Side Table... $24
SALE PENDING
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Wood Panel Door... $40
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Bookcase... $45
SOLD
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Pair of Elephant Stools... $45
SOLD
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Serving Cart... $65
SOLD
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French Doors... $100
SALE PENDING
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Gold Mirror... $55  $48
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Colonial Eagle Mirror (Black)... $35
21.5" x 31"
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10/18/12

high/low: cottage nightstand

Compare this cottage nightstand from Layla Grace... $445
20"W x 16"D x 28"H

With our sweet little cottage nightstand... $30
17" W x 14" D x 30" H

E-mail us at single.splash.of.lime@gmail.com with your offers. 

10/17/12

before and after: charming bookcase

You'd hardly believe that when we originally found this lovely bookcase...   

It looked like this...


24" W x 48" H x 7 3/4" D

After some serious cleaning up and several fresh coats of paint, we achieved a look similar to that of bookcases from some of our favorite retailers (at a fraction of the cost... you're welcome).   

Layla Grace... Bradshaw Kirchofer Mary Jane Bookcase... $690


Pottery Barn Kids... Madison Large Bookcase... $349

Land of Nod... Flat Top Book Case... $399

You know what to do... single.splash.of.lime@gmail.com.  

10/16/12

currently coveting: "the fine arts that produce the fashionable beauty of today"

I'm still swooning.  

On a recent trip to "her store," Gigi met up with a fellow "junker."  Now... in all my years of going with Gigi, I've learned that junkers who go and junk often, tend to develop relationships with other professional junkers.  Their paths cross constantly and because they truly "get" one another, they share recent finds and commiserate over missed opportunities.  They also look out for others like them, remembering who is looking for what each time they themselves go out looking.  

Gigi tells me about these other "junkers."  I can hear her smile as she describes them and I'm always amazed at how much she learns about them in the brief time they spend together.  I'm also amazed at the generosity of each of Gigi's junker friends...  as demonstrated by the story Gigi just shared.  A fellow junker/blog reader led Gigi out to her car and gave Gigi a gorgeous VOGUE poster book in awesome condition... no really, she just gave it to Gigi.  She thought we might be able to post it on our "thing" blog.  And then Gigi began sending me pictures.  The illustrations... they have me swooning.  

Take a peek... 

I'm obsessed and most assuredly won't be able to let it go.  

Thank you, thank you to Gigi and her professional junker friend.