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  1. Victoria Athens
    November 6, 2013 @ 6:53 pm

    It is fabulous…but you knew it would be, you clever girl.
    Best…Victoria

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  2. Lenora
    November 6, 2013 @ 7:22 pm

    I am a hoarder of vintage dishes: 40’s franciscan ware, Bavarian, Limoges & Clarice Cliff; Pottery: Hyalin kitchen canisters or McCoy fan vases; and depression glass: Hocking Cameo Ballerina or Wexford.
    Your medical table looks lovely, better used for a plant stand.

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  3. elissa
    November 6, 2013 @ 7:54 pm

    ugh…unfinished projects. In the 70’s, I had little money but splurged and purchased pendleton wool to accompany me to the tailoring course I signed up for. I never finished the project and there is NO WAY I could ever fit in the suit now, but I just can’t bear to give away the half finished cut out material! Beautiful camel colored pendleton wool…I loved you.

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  4. Anne
    November 6, 2013 @ 7:56 pm

    I love you Victoria! You never fail to give me a laugh. And what a comfort to know I am not alone in my penchant for picking up “treasures-to-be” to squirrel away in my basement for SOMEDAY. Paul is right about the clamps. Same goes for bungee cords and those long adjustable strap thingies which, if my husband were home, he could tell you the name of. My can’t have enough of item is vintage jewelry, the glitzier the better! And cashmere sweaters. And cats. Which I must always have at least 2 of at any given time. 3 if one is getting old.

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  5. AnnieS
    November 6, 2013 @ 8:29 pm

    Okay, I have decided I am slow-witted. I saw the post where you originally bought the table, and the only thing I saw in that picture was the portable toilet and, I too, had the thought of, “You do NOT need a portable toilet”. Then I saw this blog, and scrolled back and forth, back and forth, trying to figure out how you got the end result from the portable toilet. Before I FINALLY figured out that you DIDN’T get the portable toilet, you got the table sitting next to it.
    As I said, definitely slow-witted. Or just continually blinded by your goddess-like decoration endeavors! (Yeah, yeah, that’s what it was. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.)

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  6. Carole@Rustic Artistry
    November 6, 2013 @ 8:45 pm

    I hear you on the clamp hoarding — my husband feels the same way as yours about clamps (and pretty much any tool.) Guess it’s the guy equivalent of our shoes: they all perform the same function but more is better.

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  7. Toni
    November 6, 2013 @ 9:11 pm

    Love your honesty. Keep telling it the way it is.
    My husband is harder to train than yours but I did get him to buy me a huge antique mahogany cabinet w. sliding glass doors that make a cool noise when they roll. I think it was from a haberdashery. It looks nice with all my dishes.
    Well done!

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  8. Kim Lane
    November 6, 2013 @ 11:13 pm

    Victoria, you should be a stand up comic. I don’t care what you write about it, I just love to read it!

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  9. Patricia
    November 6, 2013 @ 11:30 pm

    Hey, Danita Bay… I LIVE in Western Washington state and NEED your list of amazingly unplundered treasure troves. While I may have cornered the market on inkwells, there’s still space in our basement. And and our tiny one car garage. Right now it’s just being wasted storing my car. Obviously I’m not using it for a higher purpose (like mountains of potential treasures). I must make amends.

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  10. Libby
    November 6, 2013 @ 11:41 pm

    All I can think is that that little table just seems so much happier now! Pulled out of that dark basement and made to be adorable.

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  11. Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse
    November 7, 2013 @ 12:37 am

    Hello? You have white tiles on your bathroom walls and amazing marble tiles on your floor? Your bathroom is definitely nicer than mine, still in its “previous owner state”, meaning a lot of orange, some yellow and a dash of green!

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  12. Christy
    November 7, 2013 @ 1:25 am

    We are planning to move out to ‘the country’ aka, rural Australia, aka, the outback. Hubs wants to hire a skip bin aka, dumpster for ‘all of the stuff we are going to need to throw out.’ … Stunned silence. Head cocked to one side and eyes scrunched. I think he is smoking crack.

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  13. Peggy
    November 7, 2013 @ 10:11 am

    And we as your loyal followers are contractually obligated to make cute and clever comments on your cute and clever projects, right?
    No, no, that’s not snark!!
    I’m so glad to find a blogger who sees behind the house-blog curtain!

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  14. Laurie @ Vin'yet Etc.
    November 7, 2013 @ 2:31 pm

    I really should know better than to read your blog and drink coffee! Coffee coming out of nose is, a) not attractive and b) hurts like a bugger! I ADORE that cart, I NEED that cart, I am OBSESSED with that cart! It’s perfect even with the mirrors… although, I might antique those mirrors for a little “edge”. Sitting here wishing we were best friends, oh to go treasure hunting with you!

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  15. Alex
    November 7, 2013 @ 6:19 pm

    I want to marry that cart. I once stared at a Dental Cabinet on Kijiji for so long trying to convince myself that we didn’t need to eat food at all for the entire month if I could get it in my home.

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  16. Barbara
    November 7, 2013 @ 9:25 pm

    Love the medical table. It looked so great after Paul got done with the the grinder…I would have left the metal finish. Just sayin’. I do agree that the shelves should be replaced with clear glass.
    Love your blog.

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  17. Beth
    November 8, 2013 @ 1:46 am

    Very pretty! I think it looks great with the mirrors!

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  18. Celeste
    November 8, 2013 @ 1:47 pm

    “Not buyers remorse” has been called “savers remorse” in our household forever.

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  19. Danielle @Storypiece
    November 8, 2013 @ 2:38 pm

    I love this table and I’m so glad you scored it! I knew it would be amazing once it was cleaned up and I think it even looks great with the mirrored shelves. I can’t go on Pinterest without seeing a bar cart and this is a way cooler version of that.

    PS. Don’t tell Paul, but Tyson says I cannot bring home or start another project until I finish my never ending list of half done ones. I should be painting right now…

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  20. Kathryn Long
    November 9, 2013 @ 10:58 am

    Loved this idea! Really love the way you think and post about it. You crack me up to no end! And love that your home is lovelier than mine. Hahaha!

    You are the treasure. Thanks for posting a blog.

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