Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Pug's Comes Through Again

So, what is Pug's might you ask? Well, I've talked about it before but I just referred to it as the generic "junk shop" where I found my Mastercraft credenza. I also mentioned it in a guest post I did about where/how to find deals in Nashville for Style Blueprint. Technically, it's called Pug's Corner, and it sits at the corner of two busy streets (Old Hickory and Charlotte) on the west side of Nashville.
Sorry, this is an old photo I grabbed off the Internet.
Part motorcycle shop, part junk shop, Pug's starts setting its wares out on the sidewalk as the weather turns warmer (they buy out estate sales). This is where my eagle eye comes in as I have to pass the shop on my way to Target. Last Friday as I was stopping at the light, I spied a table that looked vaguely Moroccan in shape. I knew I had to go by after my Target run. Here's what I got . . .
I've been wanting a little Moroccan-inspired side table for a while, but have never run across one at a good price. This one was $10 - sold! 
Now, of course, it wasn't in great shape and had lots of scrapes/dings and a few missing pieces of veneer, but I figured some paint could disguise its flaws. The top was pretty interesting too . . . an etched tile. This was after I cleaned it. I decided I could paint it too. The bottom of the table is stamped "Drexel" so I thought that was a good sign!

I had some leftover Rustoleum "Night Tide" and thought that might add a nice bit of color to our living room . . . 
It needs a couple of more coats, but I'm really liking the color. 

My other Pug's find was an upholstered bench . . . 
I just couldn't resist as it was just $10 too! I'm planning on putting this at the end of my bed (reupholstered, of course). Now, I just have to find the perfect fabric (the fun part)!
Yes, I did have two benches at the end of my bed, but I've moved them into my living room under my Parson's sofa table where I think they look quite nice. 
Spring is often a great time to find some gems as people are "spring cleaning" . . . one man's trash. Have you found any treasures lately?

19 comments:

Tobe | Because It's Awesome said...

O. M. G. I have been trying to find a moroccan-inspired table for G's room for some time. Best price I've seen for the size I need is $60...Great score, great color!

Love the bench, too. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

Where's the parsons sofa table from? I'm looking for something similar!

nkp said...

See, now my problem is that spring cleaning never happens. Instead, I have the insufferable habit of taking in other people's cast-offs. Your finds, as always, are wonderful! That paint color looks amazing on the Moroccan-ish table and the bench is so, so good and will be so, so fabulous once you are through working your Kathy magic.

My favorite recent find is this fabulous greek key inspired lucite table. Of course, it's gone straight to MINTY as my home is bulging at the seams.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=331741720228457&set=a.224770217592275.55528.206510119418285&type=1&theater

alison g. said...

The bench is going to be awesome. That little Moroccan table already is.
...and I'm STILL smarting over the amazeball-ness of your Mastercraft find!

Leslie @ Frugal Nashville said...

I've noticed that shop so many times but never actually stopped in. I'll have to check it out!

mb said...

Great "junking". Love the color you chose for the Moroccan table.
Marybeth

Ashley said...

Love, love, love. And would you believe that I painted my Moroccan side table a very similar dark navy!? Great minds...

Really looking forward to seeing the bench transformed...$10? How can you beat that?

Fran said...

Insane! I can't believe you found both of those pieces for $10 each!! I want a moroccan table so badly and the upholstered bench is to die for....So great, you scored big time!

Melissa Crochet said...

I have no words for this...wait....I have one....UNBELIEVABLE!

heather (love your space) said...

I just repainted a similar one (after sitting on it forever!) Planning to share on the blog soon. LOVE the shape of this one--and you can't beat $10!!

Chateau À Gogo said...

Great finds and I thought my $20.00 flea market bench was a deal.

SHERRY HART said...

Thud...that was the sound my jaw made when I saw these things.....worth a drive to Nashville for goodies like that! Crikey

ModFruGal said...

Great finds!!!!! I think I need to hit up Pug's soon!

Interior Design Musings said...

Totally Wow. I NEVER find things at those kinds of prices. Really kills me!!! too good. M.

Emily | Recently said...

Your eagle eye is the BEST girl! Wish I had a shop like that on my way to Target. Oh the trouble I could in to! :) I love it and the color you chose. Can't wait to see what you do with the bench!

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

Snap! Never been there. But I'm going to check it out soon. Those are some awesome finds girl!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Amazing finds. You have the best stuff down there! I know I always say that.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

These are my favorite types of places to shop. There's a place I go to in Atlanta a lot - it's called My Favorite Place and they have similar loot. I have noticed escalating prices there though, and that sure cuts down on the fun! And the blue is just fabulous on the table!

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A Perfect Gray said...

gotta love it when that happens. ten dollars? ack. just the thing every gal wants...donna

The Tiny Abode said...

Hi Kathy, I'm new here. Found you by googling "Paul Hanson" lamps. I'm trying to find a shade for my lamp, and I can't help but admire the two you have. Did you happen to get custom shading?

Love the Moroccan table btw! I'm going to have to tell my Birmingham family to make a trip to Pugs on their next trip to Nashville. Great buy!