***This giveaways has reached it’s cap of 10,000 and is now closed – see who won below!***
Wow, you guys really have an appetite for great pieces! After less than 24 hours of giveaway madness, we have crowned our random winner as… joyfulcanary (whose favorite piece is a tie between her $30 thrift store China cabinet and her great grandmother’s Hoosier Cabinet). Congrats on your big win!
You don’t typically think of chemistry students writing home design books, but then we learned one of Sherry’s brother’s old classmates at Columbia wrote “Good Bones, Great Pieces” with her mother. It’s a beautiful book about how to combine seven essential elements, er, pieces of furniture in any room for a stunning result – and they’ve got a blog with even more eye candy too.
So not only are Suzanne and Lauren McGrath giving away a copy of their book this week, they’re also hooking up one of you with over $3,000 worth of furniture and bedding (!!!) so that you’ll be right on your way to achieving some of the looks shown above. Here are some of the “great pieces” you’ll be scoring:
The Hazel Settee from Jayson Home & Garden ($1,995)
The Navy Shop Chest from CB2 ($399)
- A rectangular Atoll Mirror from Ballard Designs ($199)
The Cadman Chair from Pier 1 Imports ($199)
A Queen-sized Light Indigo coverlet from John Robshaw ($420)
- The Hydrangea Dec Pillow also from John Robshaw ($155)
- PRIZE: A copy of Good Bones, Great Pieces plus over $3,300 worth of furniture as described above.
- TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the words “FURNISH ME!” and tell us…
- BONUS QUESTION: … what you consider to be the “greatest piece” you currently own. Did you splurge on a killer dresser once upon a time? Or maybe you inherited a vintage demilune table? Perhaps you happened upon the perfect bench at a yard sale one weekend?
- GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Wednesday, July 18th at 8pm EST or at 10,000 entries (whichever comes first)
- NUMBER OF WINNERS: One
- PRIZE SHIPS: The United States (although we do try to wrangle as many international giveaways as possible)
- USUAL STUFF: One entry per e-mail address is permitted. The winner will be selected using random.org and announced on Thursday as an update to this post. That’s right, come right back here on Thursday for the announcement of our winner. Good luck…
Note: We aren’t paid or perked for hosting these giveaways, we just do ‘em to thank you awesome folks for stopping in. See our Giveaway FAQ page for more info. Pics courtesy of Good Bones, Great Pieces.
I bought a great couch upon move in to my first apartment. Beautiful and cozy!
I bought an antique sideboard at a yard sale. It is solid oak and the finish is absolutely beautiful. It’s in the dining room where I can visit it often. Love it! Yes, I am a wacko.
FURNISH ME! Although technically not a piece of furniture, I have a deep and abiding love for my piano – it was my grandparents, then my mother’s, and now mine. Also, holy bones, you guys (see what I did there? bones?) — this is an amazing giveaway!
Sarah K. says
I found a great mirror at a yard sale for $5… I love it!
My favorite piece at the moment is a used armchair I am in the process of refinishing – I found it for $1.20 at a secondhand shop! It definitely has good bones and I can’t wait to see the finished product!
Taylor Bowen says
My greatest furniture treasure is an old metal glider I inherited from my grandfather. I’ve yet to refinish it (it’s got some serious rust!) but I love it nonetheless. I have photos of my grandfather sitting with my siblings and me through various stages of our lives. I hope someday I am able to sit with my own grandchildren! Besides it’s sentimental value, I am forever having strangers pop by our porch and ask if it’s for sale. I’m told it’s a classic piece that’s very hard to find:-)
FURNISH ME! :)
My best and favorite piece is the grandfather clock that my Grandfather made himself. My siblings and cousin each have one, and I can’t imagine ever living in a place where it doesn’t take center stage.
FURNISH ME! I love my wood island in my Kitchen. My husband and I picked it out as wedding gift to ourselves.
Becky S. says
FURNISH ME! please!
Kelly L says
Furnish me! My kitchen table!
My coffee table is DYI project made with repurposed wood and plumbing legs. I couldn’t be happier with it.
FURNISH ME! We don’t have any pieces at the moment that I absolutely love, but we just bought a house. So I am hoping to find a few thrift stores treasures.
I love the solid wood sleigh bed frame we scored on Craigslist a few years ago for only $70.
FURNISH ME! My favorite piece is either the card catalog I scored for $30 on craigslist (I’m a librarian) or the mahogany buffet from my grandmother’s house (for sentimental reasons).
Heather S says
Heather S says
Whoops! hit enter too quick. The only really great piece of furniture I own is the dining table the may dad made for me. It’s a farm house plank table with chunky 4×4 legs and we used your aging method of just beating the wood with various tools. Love it so much!
I think my favorite pieces are my Craigslist finds. Decorating on a just-out-of-college budget doesn’t have to be terrible!
Meghan Cross says
I have a beautiful hope chest that I inherited from my uncle (who got inherited it from my grandfather). Beautiful old, worn wood. And there’s nothing like the smell of cedar!
Greatest find = my matching bedroom furniture set for about $100 total all at different auctions. New coat of paint and wallah!
FURNISH ME! I have my great great grandmother’s rocker and I love it! The wood is dark and smooth as silk!
Ana Brightful says
FURNISH ME! My favorite piece is a side table that I inherited from my great grandmother. It was covered in layers and layers of paint when I got it. My mom had it professionally stripped and refinished for me in a mocha tone and I still love it (some 15+ years later).
Elizabeth N says
Def my brass lamp from Crate and Barrel! Love that thing.
I’m most proud of daughters faux bamboo style dresser!! I found it on craigslist and it is so pretty! I painted it a crisp white and cleaned up the campaign pulls that came on it. Its so pretty and so “her”!!
Megan Geneva says
Furnish me! I would have to say the best piece we own is an heirloom square bistro table with a gorgeous warm finish and glass orbs as feet.
I love a couple of pieces I have purchased from a store here in Kansas City, MO called Good Juju. One is a desk that I use as a vanity and the other is a chest of drawers that sits by our front door. Both pieces are solid wood and have been painted in fun colors and now kind of have the shabby chic look. Love them!
The favorite piece of furniture we own is a credenza we got off craigslist. It houses all our board games, puzzles, electronics and a lot more!!
Furnish me! I have an antique vanity that was the first piece of furniture I was allowed to pick out (maybe when I was 12)! Still love it!
FURNISH ME! I have a house of hand-me-downs too, so one of the few items in my house I’ve purchased is a beautiful wool carpet I bought in Marrakesh and have hanging up on the wall as art. I look at it and remember bargaining for it among the other beautiful carpets. If only there had been more space in my suitcase for more beauties!
My favorite piece is my mom’s dresser she had as a child and is now in my daughter’s room.
stella g. says
Furnish me! I found a great wrought iron bed at a yard sale and still feel guilty for talking the lady down from $35 to $25. It was worth twice what she was asking and it’s been a GREAT bed.
Christina and Marko says
I scored a wonderful chair or $20 from my friend who was getting rid all her furniture to move to New Zealand!
I’m loving the refinished dresser I bought last year for my entertainment center. I feel like I made a great and timeless purchase.
FURNISH ME! My favorite piece in our house so far is a beautiful antique wrought iron bed that we got for a steal on Craigslist for $200! It’s beautiful!
Melinda W. says
I recently tackled one of my first DIY projects to turn an old Ikea coffee table into an upholstered bench. It could look better at the corners, and my paint job could use a little work, but I love it. Sadly the dog loves it too and has turned it into his new bed. Whoopsie.
Furnish me! An old dresser from my grandparents that I restored and a cute chair from a garage sale
FURNISH ME! My favorite piece is a tie between the China cabinet I got for $30 at a thrift store and my great grandmother’s Hoosier Cabinet with original paint.
You won! Congrats!
Furnish me! We love our bed – since it’s where we spend most of our time. ;)
I have an old wooden toy box that my grandfather built me that my TV now stands on.
Abby D says
I am a poor college student so I haven’t bought myself much furniture…yet. My parents gave me their old antique dining table and I LOVE it. Every time I move to a new place, I find a new fabric to dress up the seats.
Furnish me! My favorite furniture is a midcentury modern dining room set the original owners left in my home.
omg WHAT a giveaway! coolest piece we own is an amazing art deco dresser with crazy wood inlays.
Sarah PH says
FURNISH ME! My favorite piece of furniture is my rocking chair – a fraction of my life has been spent in it rocking my babies!
FURNISH ME!! My favorite piece of furniture is a vintage vanity that my Dad bought for me when I was younger. It’s one of those with the huge round mirror and a matching stool. I loved when I was a kid, and I love it now that it is in my house!
FURNISH ME! We don’t have any GREAT pieces, but we do like our coffee table (which in today’s world is instead referred to as a “cocktail table”). We searched up and down until we found one with drawers and a shelf underneath. It’s quite functional!
I have a hutch that I love that came from my great great grandmother and was passed down the line, eventually making it to me.
Furnish me!!! I used to have a lovely writing desk growing up that I unfortunately wasnt able to bring with me when I moved away.
I think the greatest piece I own so far is my huge ikea sectional! :)
FURNISH ME YHL…
I’m proudest of an old school desk i refinished for my son, but most in love with a custom bookcase built by my grandfather.