Friday, April 6, 2012

Vintage Quebec Furniture

I think I found the perfect bed for our basement guest bedroom.


This set was made in 1927 in Victoriaville, Quebec and I am so happy that the grandchildren of the original owners decided to sell it.  The photos are from the sellers as we still have to pick it up after the Easter weekend. I just love the shapely legs and curved footboard. I am so happy that it is a double, because our mattress and box spring in the guest room are double/full size. As soon as I saw the picture I thought of Susan at Maple and Magnolia's gorgeous bed on her dreamy sleeping porch


I love the original mirror on the matching dresser.


I'm not sure if this piece would be called an armoire or a chest.


The last pieces in this set are the vanity with mirror and matching bench. The bench has some damaged caning but I might figure out another solution.

I have found some great deals lately on furniture finds, but I think this set is my favourite so far. I almost fainted when they said they would let it go for $200 for the complete set!  We will wait until we pick it up to see if we will be keeping all the pieces for our guest bedroom in the basement. Then the debate will begin, to paint or not to paint? Probably paint because the seller said it is in great shape but would benefit from being refinished.

We are having a quiet day on this Good Friday. Mass this morning and then a visit with my oldest sister from Sudbury and my neice's family. Wishing you all a blessed Easter weekend.

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24 comments:

  1. Oh, I love love love it! What a bargain at $200! And I vote...paint!!

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  2. WoW! That is one terrific find Elizabeth! I can't wait until you have finished it and love it up!! Your guest room is going to look fastastic! Wishing you a wonderful weekend and Happy Easter! Angie xo

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  3. What a Fabulous find. Congratulations. I am sure you will make it even more beautiful than it already is. And, what a price. Ya Hoo.

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  4. If you could refinish it without changing the color, I would do that. A short slip cover would look really cute on the vanity seat. What a great find! It's going to look amazing.

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  5. You certainly got a great deal on this lovely bedroom set. I think I would paint it creamy white as the tops of the dressers appear to be quite worn and also a lighter colour would make your pretty guest room look bigger. Happy Easter to you! Pamela

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  6. As soon as I saw the picture of the bed I thought of Maple and Magnolia's sleeping porch too!!! What a find! There's so many beautiful pieces for $200?!?!? Awesome!! I definitely vote paint, I think it just adds to the beauty :)

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  7. Oh my! What a fabulous find... I was jealous of just the bed and then it went on and on!

    LOVE that little chest/armoire.. that is exactly what I've been looking for for my semi finished guest room... you could fill the upper part with quilts and leave the doors open, my plan if I ever find one for myself!

    And I'd definitely paint but everyone is different about this idea.

    ~Chris

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  8. What a gorgeous bedroom set. You are the best Kijiji hunter I know. I can't wait to see what you think of it when you get it. It would look amazing painted if it needs it or left as wood if it was in great shape.

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  9. You found quite a bargain all of those pieces for $200. It will be fun to see what you decide to do with it. I have several pieces that would be transformed by paint. I just have to find the time and energy.

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  10. Oh what a fabulous set and the price, unbelievable!! I eventually want to replace my queen with a double bed, so a antique set would be perfect! I'm wishing you and your family a blessed Easter!

    Carol

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  11. What a gorgeous set! That's going to be a tough call, whether or not to refinish or paint.

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  12. WOW what a gorgeous set!! Have a wonderful Easter!!

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  13. Lucky you Elizabeth.

    If you are looking for someone to re-cane the bench, I had some chairs done a number of years ago thru the CNIB.

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  14. oh, my, what beautiful finds, elizabeth! love how the footboard curves around! happy easter!

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  15. Love it...have fun decorating....
    Nancy
    wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  16. Very lucky fine I am sure it will look great no matter what you decide.

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  17. that is quite a set! That vanity is just gorgeous. What a bargain you got!! enjoy!!

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  18. Wow, what a steal, Elizabeth. I'm sure it will look great all finished and in your guest room.

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  19. Now that's what I call a steel...
    I would be getting the whole set...
    Easter Blessings Lori

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  20. The furniture is going to look great. I love the curve of that bed. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  21. What a fantastic find! Good thing we're not in the same Kijiji area ;)

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  22. For $200 that is a steal! It's gorgeous, I am very excited for you!!!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  23. I would have been giddy!! What a steal Elizabeth! Cant wait to see it all in its new home.

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  24. I would have been giddy!! What a steal Elizabeth! Cant wait to see it all in its new home.

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