Thursday, July 18, 2013

Little White Cabinet

I almost drove by the yard sale where I found this great little cabinet.  It looked like it was going to be one of those sales that is all toys and clothes, which is great for moms with young children, but not usually so good for a picker like me.  I'm not sure what it was supposed to be used for originally, the guy I bought it from said his mom used it in Japan as her sewing cabinet, but I thought it would make a great little kitchen cabinet. 

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Reading to Olivia

My sister-in-law and her husband are getting ready to move into a new house, and in the process they are getting rid of some of their furniture.  She made me a great deal - she gave me a really big old dresser in exchange for painting this bookcase for her granddaughter Olivia, and refinishing another bookcase for herself.  She wanted a gloss white for the main part and then do whatever else I wanted to it. 

Monday, July 1, 2013


Doesn't it seem like once in a while the garage sale gods are on your side?  I found this chair at a community sale in newer housing addition. I don't normally have very good luck at these type of sales because they are younger families and have mostly children's clothes, toys and nick knacks, but this time was different.  I got this chair for $5.  The husband said they had just marked it down from $10, so it must be my lucky day.  Now it wasn't in the best of shape, but it was structurally solid (sigh of relief from my husband), but it looked like a cat had used it for it's scratching post.  The rattan was good, but the wicker was shredded in quite a few spots, luckily not all the way through anywhere.