Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tuesday's customer inspiration - Kathy's daughter's fun dorm room!

It's Tuesday which means it's time for customer inspiration where I show you something which has been purchased from Jubilee Furniture and how fabulous it looks outside of our dumpy warehouse in order to inspire you to see pass the concert floors and bad lighting to our amazing inventory!  If you have purchased something from the store you'd be willing to take a photo of and email me at sgalbraith@outreachcommin.org - that would be ducky!

Here's this week's email:

Susan!  Greetings!  I finally got a photo of my daughter's adorable dorm room.  You probably remember the piece that came from Jubilee...no, not the bunk beds...the darling dusty salmon velvet tufted love seat!  It fits perfectly in the room - size and style. :)

There are two other pieces from Jubilee in the room that cannot be seen...a side table at the end of the love seat and a "candy/mint/almond table" across from the love seat.  It all makes for a cozy and inviting space. :)

I'm hoping to get a few shots of the off campus house that my eldest lives in also.  The girls have several Jubilee pieces there!  We all love Jubilee and the wonderful things we have found there...and the lovely people that volunteer at Jubilee make it fun to come in even when we don't find "just the right thing"...not to mention...it's for a great cause! (run-on sentence, lol.  Don't show Connie!) :D

Thanks for all you do!

Thank YOU, Kathy!

Wow - I love how a somewhat "formal" piece was transformed into something very colorful and fun simply by adding a ton of great pillows and the fabulous orange shag rug on the floor!  Super inviting and I'm guessing this is the "hang out" room on the floor!  'Course having a candy/mint/almond table might also help (as long as there are always candy, mints for almonds on said table!).

See you, dear reader, back here on Friday for my weekly update post!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tuesday's customer inspiration - Sherah's beautiful home!

Welcome to Tuesday customer inspiration where each week - God willing and the creek don't rise - I show you photos of furniture purchased at Jubilee Furniture and how wonderful it looks in a customer's home - either exactly as it looked leaving the store or how it's been made ever more fantastic-er - with the hopes it'll challenge you to think differently about pre-owned (hey - it works for cars!) furniture.  How I get said photos is like so: you take your digital camera - or iPhone - and take a picture or two of whatever you've bought at Jubilee Furniture and then email them to me at sgalbraith@outreachcommin.org!  It's that easy and if you do this, you will totally make my day!

Onto today's inspiration! Here's the email:

Hi Susan, My name is Sherah -- and I'm a huge, silly fan of Jubilee Furniture :)  You might remember me: I come in with my little one-year-old, Charlie, every once in awhile.  He runs around the store, munching on your cookies and trying to fit inside all of the china cabinets, and I look around at all the awesome furniture!  It's a win-win ;)  Anyways, here are a few pictures of Jubilee furniture that we've bought over the past two years - the brown chair and white couch are both in our living room and the dresser is in our bedroom.

We love Jubilee, and we're so thankful for the work you do there!  I've told my friends and family about Jubilee too - my cousin just bought a house, and she went to your store last weekend and found incredible deals on tons of furniture for her home!  It was exciting!

Also: I'm a freelance photographer, and I put up a post about Jubilee (with a few more details about the furniture we've purchased there).

So, thanks again!  I'm sure you'll be seeing Charlie and me again very soon :)

I continue to be blown away by how fabulous furniture looks once it's been removed from our dumpy warehouse, cleaned up and installed in a lovely home!  Wow - truly looks amazing, Sherah!  Thank you - I can't wait to see you and Charlie again!

I hope you, dear reader, have a good week and I'll see you back here on Friday for my weekly update post!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tuesday's customer inspiration - Rachel's transformed show stopping dresser!

Welcome to this week's installment of customer inspiration were we showcase something purchased from our dreary warehouse which is teeming with fabulous furniture finds and amazing people (both my volunteers and my customers!) and how wonderful it looks in someone's home (either exactly as it looked leaving the store or how it's been transformed into something even better).

Today I bring you a lovely dresser that Rachel and Ben bought a while back and though it wasn't bad - it also wasn't their style until a simple coat of paint changed everything!

Here's Rachel's email:

Hi Susan,  My husband Ben and I came into Jubilee a little while back and picked up a beautiful 9-drawer dresser.  The dresser is so big and our rooms are so small that it only fit in our living room.  Which is nice because we really did not have any furniture in there.  The dresser was in great shape, and the paint job was not terrible, just not our taste.  So after a little sanding and a few coats of white paint we have a beautiful new piece with TONS of storage!  The pictures that now hang above the dresser are of the Museum of Science and Industry building before it became the museum it is today and went through a renovation of its own.  We love this dresser and get tons of compliments.  We surely will be back at Jubilee searching for our next project soon!


 This last photo includes Rachel and Ben's Whoodle (Wheaton Terrier and Standard Poodle mix), Hank (isn't he adorable?!).

Many thanks to Rachel for taking lots o'photos and email me at sgalbraith@outreachcommin.org!  I love the transformed dresser and your home (what I can see of it) is lovely!

Make sure you head back here Friday morning when I'll  have photos of some of the unbelievable things Dan and Chris are picking up this week including several Pottery Barn rugs!  Sigh. Love.