Monday, November 12, 2012

Moron of the week award!

What a weekend! Seriously!
After my son's soccer game on Saturday I headed to an auction. If you are one of my facebook friends then you have seen my post about this brass dresser that I wanted so badly.

made in spain brass dresser

The auction was at an old mansion and there was so much cool stuff.

I'm still angry about the outcome though. I was outbid again by the same guy that outbid me last time when I was upset about two matching baker dressers that I wanted to use as nightstands for our bedroom! Those furniture dealers that come to the auctions and just buy anything and everything with an outrageous budget just bug me. And now I'm more mad at myself for not continuing to bid on that gold dresser. I actually left right after he outbid me. There were a couple of other cool things there but I saw the same guy checking out all the stuff that I wanted and just left.

I googled brass dresser and came across these cool pieces and am convinced now that I needed that dresser, haha. I want, I want, I want...darn it! I don't know where that brass obsessions is coming from? I thought I hated brass! It's somehow sneaking itself back into my home. It started with the gold chevron lamp shades, then the gold on my coffee table...Where is this going?

brass dresser
image via 1stdibs
brass and bronze dresser
Brass & Bronze Mirror by Mastercraft  (image via 1stdibs)

brass dresser
image via 1dbibs

brass dresser made in Spain
image via cococozy
After reading the post on cococozy about this type of dresser I could punch myself for not bidding more. What's wrong with me? The back of the dresser also said "made in Spain"! The cococozy dresser cost $4400! What are your thoughts on the dresser? Ugly or pretty?

Saturday evening I was talked into going out with the neighbor ladies. What a bad and horrible idea. There is a reason I usually stay home. I'm embarrassed to admit that I was sick all day yesterday. A perfectly beautiful day completely wasted by my own stupidity. That said, I have to tell you that I'm not finished with the project that I wanted to share with you. Hopefully I'll be done with it on Wednesday.

I win the moron of the week award for this weekend.

So check back on Wednesday to see if I'm done with the project, ok?
Guten Tag.


  1. i think the dresser is amazing. there i said it.
    but i wonder if you can get brass plates cut and use nail head trim on a very plain ikea dresser and hack it?

    1. I think it's amazing too. I'm sure it could be hacked but just the thought that this was one of those vintage 1970s dressers made in Spain and I didn't fight harder is what makes me so mad ;) Even the hubby asked me what's wrong with me?

  2. The dresser was lovely, and I am sure you will find the perfect dresser in the end..I have been going to auctions for a year now, and I see those kind of people all the time..They have the cash and they have to have it...the worst kind to bid against..I buy beat up furniture, and I am not bidding on the prettiest furniture in the room, and sometimes before I even wake up sort of speak, they are bidding way higher then my budget is..I use to take it really personal, and get mad and frustrated, and I realized it is just a piece, and there are many other out there. The right one will come will see.

    1. True! I've been going to auctions for a long, long time, I think 15 years now, but it depends which auction house I go to and who is there. I still get lucky sometimes ;)

  3. I think it's a special dresser, maybe I won't spend that big amount in that, but if you like it, follow your heart!!
    And by the way, what's a moron award?thanks!

    1. ;) A moron is an idiot... I gave myself the idiot of the week award!

  4. Ooo Poo! Sorry you missed out on this one. But... I do love the "moron of the week" award. Sounds catchy! : )

    Sammy ~ Renew Redo

  5. I'm so with you on this one! I have one or two favorite op-shops (thrift stores) tucked away as my secret go-to places when I'm looking for anything unusual. So last week I found myself shelling and searching for driftwood down at the beach (I'm aching for a driftwood Xmas tree this year!), when I should've listened to my inner self and headed to the Mission Shop first. BIG mistake! Can you believe that when I eventually got to the op-shop, I found exactly what I'd been searching for??...only they were being smugly carried around in the hands of someone else! How typical and annoying is that?! You've no idea how long I've coveted these vintage Pyrex bowls - they're not just your average old bowls - they're the themed American ones which are like gold around here! To make matters worse, my much prized bowls were happily being walked around the shop by a woman who could only be described as a DEALER - my worst nightmare come true! I'm so in tune to these 'pestilents' of the auction, antique, car boot and garage sales world, having experienced them firsthand while living in England for sixteen years. This particular 'hunter gatherer' wasn't your average dealer granted, but I am absolutely convinced that she runs a stall at the local weekend market, and I'm absolutely convinced that these $2 bowls will be on her table this weekend for around the $10-$15 dollar upwards mark! I.feel.sick! I keep kicking myself that I didn't listen to that little voice in my head, and get there first. So my dear blog-land buddy, I get where you're coming from and why you're feeling like you do. I'm there too. Hx

    1. Oh no! I'm glad I'm not alone ;) At the auctions I run into the same dealers every time. I'll just have to wait for day when they are on vacation LOL


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