Remember that yard sale (when I ran into the husband)? Ya, it was a good one. Not only did we come home with this incredible wood locker…
But, we also scored a solid wood side table! A cute shape, and totally functional with 2 open shelves.
This guy is getting a little makeover to become Miss Olivia’s new nightstand. (I can’t believe she’s old enough to need a nightstand. But, hey, a girls gotta have a place for her Dr. Seuss books right)?
Then, there was the kids picnic table. A nice addition to her playhouse (a hand-me-down).
Here is how it broke down after getting almost 20% off the sticker prices…
Locker: $40, Nightstand: $9, Picnic Table: $9
Not too shabby. Now for a bit of elbow grease on that side table. Did I mention how much I love solid wood? Sanding furniture down to its original state, prepping it for a new life is my happy place.
And, after a few hours, it’s getting there. Quite a difference from the original finish… it’s looking pretty healthy under all that stain.
Relieved there were no big surprises waiting for me under that heavy brown. I’ve got a little two-toned plan up my sleeve. But that will have to wait for another day… I know, I know, booooo!
Yard sales are the best.