Monday, February 25, 2013

Monday Musings: Burly Burly Wood

I like my wood like I like my men, big and burly. OK, not actually. I prefer my men that way but not my wood. After scouring the internet high and low this weekend for the perfect dresser in my new house, I came across a large burled wood buffet from Drexel. It honestly set my world on fire. After stalker like tendencies and about 4 consecutive and unanswered desperado emails I fired off to the Craigslist listing, I finally got a reply from the owner. I swear, when it comes to my furniture, I get clingy. I know you all are dying to know what happened...I am picking the piece up this morning. Thank you burly burly wood. Until I can put this baby on display for you all, here are some other burled wood pieces that are doing it for me. 

So I lied. Here is a sneak peek of the soon to be mine piece. Isn't he so burly and lovely? If all goes well, maybe I can style mine with a Santa Clause as well. 
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18 comments:

  1. I like it. I am guessing you are not painting it? You told me to paint mine....just sayin.

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  2. I like it!! The knobs are awesome! Good job!!

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  3. Love the hardware. (something I also say about my men) :)

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  4. Love the look of burl wood. Its so rich and elegant....enjoy your day!

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  5. Omg, major score! Love it, you lucky girl. I wish I had more luck on Craigslist, it intimidates me! So true story when we were moving out of our house in college my room mate was throwing away a burled wood cube side table and Matt snagged it because he loved it. Well we still have that cube and just saw one on 1st Dibs for like $1200. Burled wood rocks.

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  6. Love the hardware on your piece, and that third photo I'm pinning immediately. Fun fact: I actually have that same scorched bamboo cabinet in the first photo (although the backing in mine is different). I'm crazy about burled wood too as I just picked up an Asian desk at an estate sale and just over the weekend, a faux burled wood laminate and chrome table for my kids' playroom. Love.

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  7. I love the first pic with the pattern lining the back of the shelves.

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  8. Ummmm shut up! I can't believe you found that. I am so jealous...it is gorgeous!! I can't wait to see how you style it and of course with the Santa Claus!! Hope you had a great weekend!! XoXo

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  9. Your CL find is awesome. Love the hardware. I have the burlwood in my car, and love it everywhere! It looks tortoise-y to me, which I love.
    xo Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  10. Oh Lindsay that first photo is so fantastic. Glamorous and lovely. Love your find! :)

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  11. What a find!!!! I like my men big and burly too! ;) xoxo

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  12. Don't you just love a great find?! I've yet to be so lucky on Craigslist but I'm feeling inspired!

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  13. This is good, real good!!! Great score lady :) and a HUGE congrats on your new home. So excited to follow along as you make it yours !!!

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  14. I'm feeling it!! I'm definitely being drawn more towards wooden pieces (vs painted) these days. Check out my flea finds....I really hope this dining room comes together like my mind sees it :) Good luck with your piece

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  15. OMG!! you made me laugh till my side split! I am obsessed with burled wood too. Some great finds you have here can't wait to see what you have picked up. : )

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  16. ooo love the new dresser - can't wait to see what you will do with it!

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  17. Burly is lovely in wood...gives it so much character!

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  18. Stop the press...what a great find!!!!! I love burl wood! It's so gorgeous.

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