On finding just the right thing you were not looking for.....

Last week I had the opportunity to go out antiquing with some girlfriends in Portland.
You would think being a SAHM would allow me lots of time to spend the better part of my
day perusing antique malls but I still regard those kind of days as a stolen luxury! And
darn! No one showed up to do the laundry while I was gone!

I have shown lots of completed spaces in our new Portland home but let me tell you, I have
many unfinished spaces or spaces that await just the right piece of furniture.

One of the biggest challenges of moving is fitting your favorite pieces of furniture
in your new home - sometimes things just don't have a place in your new
digs.  My living room has become the land of misfit furniture, looking more like a storage
unit than a well styled usable living room. So, on my luxurious day out, I was hoping to 
score some end tables for the living room.

If I have learned anything over the years of hunting for antiques it's that the best pieces show up when you are not looking for them.  Case in point - this sweet little oak cabinet I scored for our entry.

My entry is fairly small with doors on each side {one leading to the land of misfit furniture living
room and the other to the office}.  Space for a console table or bench is limited.

While the cabinet is oak, it actually looks like old pine.....swoon!

And in the interest of full disclosure, the pretty glass knobs did not come on the piece, those
were added by me, courtesy of Target!  Just a tip - I love the Target glass knobs, and for
$14.99 for 4, you can't beat the price!

So there you have it - gorgeous pine oak narrow entry piece and a sneak
peek of the land of misfit furniture living room - see that damask slipcovered sofa?
It's giving me decorating fits! More on that to come......
11 comments on "On finding just the right thing you were not looking for....."
  1. very pretty! i've been on the hunt for a small entry way piece. great find! can't wait to see more!

    ashley over @

  2. perfection in every way, scale, style and swoonability, if that is even a word.

    Happy week.

  3. What a lovely piece! I love both oak and pine and really like the antique 'scrubbed' look of your new cabinet. I know how tricky it can be to find the right size for a small entry.

  4. Love that cute little cabinet... isn't it great when just the right piece makes it's way home?


  5. Love the new cabinet!! And the glass doorknobs!! Swoon!! I am at Target as soon as they open!!! Ha!

  6. Oooh Jill...that piece is fantastic! Send some of the 'find the right piece' luck my way today, ok? I am on the hunt for a few things myself! ;o)


  7. She looks great with her new knobs and in your beautiful home! I'm so glad she made it into the back of your car! The living room is looking pretty too! See you soon!

  8. Hi Jill,
    Just popped over to check out what you've been up to and wow, I think that you got that cabinet from my friend, Mitzi's booth at Stars. I remember when she found that cabinet and how jealous I was that I didn't find it first. It looks great in your home.

  9. It also helps to
    have THE EYE,
    which you my
    friend, have in
    Sweet piece and
    I love the rug, too!
    xx Suzanne

  10. Love your cabinet Jill! It is the perfect piece for that spot. I recently did a post on finding the perfect little table for our dining area, something I wasn't even looking for. Seems like it usually happens that way!


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