Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tuesday's customer inspiration - Emily and Luke's warm and welcoming home!

So glad you stopped by to be inspired by something a customer has purchased at Jubilee Furniture and how wonderful it looks in their home either exactly as it looked when they purchased it or how the item has morphed into something even better!

Today we're heading to Emily and Luke's lovely home. Luke is one of my best volunteer's son (thus making Emily, Gordon's daughter-in-law, in case you're experiencing a mental slump right now) and he and Emily - and their fabulous three kids - have a fun, retro style and their home is fresh and creative! Let's take a look.

Emily writes this bookcase has become the home to our antique books. I love that I get to showcase those books but that they are protected behind the sliding doors.

I also adore my kitchen table which fits PERFECTLY in my kitchen next to our island. Many people comment on it and how cute it is {I can see why - it's looks wonderful!}.

I think my favorite piece from Jubilee is our end table. It's gorgeous and fits perfectly in our space {I love the lamp with the warm wood of the table - which is gorgeous, I agree!}.

Emily - many thanks for allowing us into your beautiful home!

Have you bought something from Jubilee? Would you be willing to take a photo or two (or more) of the item(s) and email me at sgalbraith@outreachcommin.org? By doing so you're both inspiring others and helping them see how furniture purchased in a dreary warehouse can enhance any home! Plus it's fun to get a glimpse into others' homes!

As always, I hope to see you back here on Friday for my weekly update post - and you'll want to be here because we have a very full week of fantastic donation pickups and I'll have lots to share with you!

Take care dear reader!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tuesday's customer inspiration - Rebecca's cool chairs and Margaret's patio set!

Hello and thanks for stopping by Tuesday customer inspiration where each Tuesday (when I'm not on vacation - and we had a wonderful time last week!) I showcase something someone has purchased from Jubilee Furniture and either how the item has been transformed into something EVEN better, or simply how fabulous it looks in their home exactly as it looked leaving the store.

This week's inspiration is three different pieces which were amazing to begin with and both Rebecca and Margaret only needed to provide the perfect surroundings for showing them off! Let's take a look...

Here's Rebecca's email:

Hi Susan, Here's a shot of two chairs I purchased a while back at Jubilee. Both went to our vacation home in northern Wisconsin, where they fit beautifully without any effort!

You probably remember the blue/green plaid chair {absolutely! love. it.}. I couldn't change a thing - I love every inch of it's 70's awesomeness just as it is! It fits perfectly in the corner of my bedroom, which is full of bright colors and funky bead curtains {a match made in heaven!}.

My daughter made a simple pillow cover for the white chair, which is the focal point for a cozy reading nook in her bedroom {how sweet is that?}.

Thanks to everyone at Jubilee for the inspiration {you're very welcome, Rebecca}. I'll be back as often as possible {wonderful!}!

Margaret writes:

Hi Susan, Sorry that I've been sitting on these pictures. I actually have about a months worth of Tuesdays for you, but I don't want to clutter your inbox {never ever worry about such a thing, Margaret!}, so I'm sending the patio set for now.

Obviously, the patio set didn't need any work, we just stuck our umbrella in it and put it on the deck. It's the perfect size for the rather large deck with still enough space for scooter races (not me, the girls) around it. Even with the windy storms we've been having, it has yet to even budge. It's definitely better than our old plastic table, which sits off to the side now. We hope to cover it with a tarp for the winter and it should last for many, many years to come. We're really happy that we bought it from you :) {I'm very happy too!}.
Thanks for making our furniture shopping a lot less painful on the wallet and more interesting than just settling for matching sets at a regular furniture store {no, thank YOU, Margaret!}.

Don't you love the bright colors and beaded curtains in Rebecca's bedroom corner? How perfect is that plaid chair? Wouldn't it be lovely to settle in that sweet chair in her daughter's room and grab a book, a spot of tea and read? Who's up for scooter races around Margaret's gorgeous patio set? Yes, perfectly perfect, yes and me!

What is it about peeking into other people's homes that is so fun? Not creepy peeking but design peeking (just for the record).

I hope to see you back here on Friday for my weekly update! Until then - stay cool, dear reader!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tuesday's customer inspiration - Joy and Craig's beautiful bookcase!

Tuesday customer inspiration came to me last fall as yet another of my amazing customers showed me photos of what they had done with something they'd purchased from Jubilee Furniture. Realizing others would enjoy - and might even be inspired by - what our customers were doing with their Jubilee Furniture items it was a natural progression to simply add a second post each week to the blog which was already up and running.

In a nutshell, I invite (at times substitute the word "invite" with "beg," "plead," "whine," and sometimes even "threaten") anyone who's ever purchased anything from Jubilee Furniture to take a photo (or two or three) and email me (at sgalbraith@outreachcommin.org) with said photo/s. The photo/s might show how the piece has been transformed in your very capable and creative hands -or - simply how fantastic the furniture looks in your home exactly as it looked leaving our store.

Today's customer inspiration falls into how fantastic it looks in their home but basically not very different than what it looked like prior to leaving the store - except for a few minor changes and a good cleaning. Let's take a look:

Here's Joy's email: About 3 weeks ago my husband and I saw this beautiful Ethan Allen bookshelf for sale at Jubilee. He thought about it all week, held his breath and went back on Friday to see if it was still for sale. Luckily it was! He purchased it and brought it home.

We gave it a good cleaning and polishing with furniture oil. He went over the scuff marks with a brown furniture pen to cover them up.

Then we bought some baskets on clearance and two brass knobs at Hobby Lobby to complete the look.

For little over $100 we got a stylish and sophisticated bookcase!

Thanks Jubilee!

What I especially love about Joy's email is - for minimal cost and time they truly did create a fabulous storage piece! To read more head over to Joy's blog (and for other creative fun ideas too!).

To see other beautiful - and inspiring - things Jubilee Furniture customers have done to the furniture they've purchased, click on my brand new Customer Inspirations tab.

Until Friday - when I post photos of some of the new-to-us items which have been donate this week - I hope you, dear reader, enjoy each day!