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Hi, I'm Suzanne and I'm a stay at home mother to three. I have started my own vintage furniture business and am writing this blog to document its journey from idea to reality. My favorite things include my Matthew, Ella and Sophie, my handsome husband and all things PAINT! Believe me, I am not an experienced business person but I do know how to sand, strip, paint and am a DIY queen, so please follow along as I navigate the ups and downs of The Painted Drawer. Please join in the fun and become a member or subscribe. Cheers!

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Shopping and the "Wow" Moment

Wow.  That is the word that kept shooting through my mind (well, that and unbelievable).

I spent a few hours the other afternoon window shopping.  I thought it would be interesting to compare my vintage finds to the more upscale furniture shops.  OK, follow me here -

My little table which just sold for $195.00 via Etsy (I love it!)...

and one I saw at an upscale furniture store the other day...

and please, take note of its price tag...

hence the "Wow" moment!

Here is a bow front dresser I finished last month.  It sold for $375.00...

and a side table at the store...

Half the size and way more than twice the price of my lovely bow front.

Wow!  Shop vintage - recycling at its best!!!

Here's a little news from The Painted Drawer - the logo is almost done and is looking great.  I'm pretty excited to get it up on the blog and facebook.  I have been super busy painting and hunting for more pieces to bring to On A Whim for the open house weekend of November 2nd.  As far as projects, the french country sideboard is finished in cream and chateau grey and is going to its new home in New Jersey next week - just in time for the holiday season!

Enjoy the amazing weather and beautiful time of year!  



  1. And yours is far far more superior!!!
    I painted the exact same dresser as your yellow one - aren't they a gorgeous design?

  2. Thanks, Suzan! I love the design too. I was just so amazed at the prices out there that I had to write about it! Cheers, Suzanne

  3. Great post! Don't you just love what we do! Coming over from FB PF! Glad to have found you here!

    1. Thanks so much and yes, I do love what we do!

  4. Yep, I like yours much much better (prices too!)!!

    >Wow! Shop vintage - recycling at its best!!!

    I totally agree with you, well said!!


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