Oct 12, 2013

Another "out of state" find!

Well, looks like I took a bit of a blogging break...again!  I certainly didn't know I was going to take a blogging break...and I didn't tell anyone I was going to take a blogging break...it wasn't my intention to take a blogging break...but guess what??  
It seems like I took a blogging break!

This summer has completely gone by in a blur!
I have spent a lot of my time in Michigan! As I have said before...neither of my parents are doing well. I have been trying to help out with their care...and spending just as much time as I can with them...because quite frankly I don't know how much more time we'll have.

There has been practically no time for projects or decorating...or yard sales!

Right now, my husband and I are visiting my son in Arkansas. While they are away fishing...this morning...and I have some quiet time to myself I wanted to share my find with you.

We did manage to hit a couple of yard sales yesterday.The guys were trying to appease me because they were leaving me alone this morning to go fishing! I gave them a hard time...and it worked...but in truth, I am enjoying my quiet time this morning...with my laptop! Catching up with all of the bloggers out there and pinterest! "Now how could you guys leave me all alone like this...shame on you!" 
She says with a big smile on her face, and a large mug of coffee!

Anyway...back to my story...as we were heading out yesterday morning...my husband said...

"now don't look for any furniture! 
no buffets! 
no chairs!
no china cabinets!
 or anything else that is big!
we won't be able to get them home!!"

(we have our explorer and not our pick up)
My reply (it's always the same) "Where there's a will...there's a way!" After all if you read this post about the 2 chairs I brought home from Michigan you know that it's true!

Into the first garage we go...and this is what I see...

Can you say awesome!
35.00 bucks
and it now sits in my sons garage.
He has a truck...and is coming home Thanksgiving...and graciously said he would love to bring it home for me and didn't say no when I volunteered him to bring it home for me!

The pictures are horrible...it's to close to the wall...and to dark to get a good pic...but I still couldn't wait to show you...cause I am so excited to work on this!

It really needs to be cleaned up...
and needs a couple of fix ups...

After all it has been used in a garage as a work bench...and has had this vice bolted to the top...for years...and has had oil cans and other such stuff, stored on the shelves...but we're gonna take care of the holes (we being my hubby)...and I have a palm sander and some primer...so I am sure seeing the potential in this!

It is almost 74" long!
I have a few ideas kicking around, on where I might use it...and how I might refinish it. With very little work I think I could achieve a finish similar to this Pottery Barn trunk...

or how about this buffet from Restoration Hardware...

Or maybe just a fresh coat of paint!
It is solid wood...but I don't know what kind. I asked Bob...and his response was

Oh ye of little faith!
You will see...

In the meantime...please send my your ideas...how do you see it finished in your mind? 

Until next time...
sooner than later I hope...



  1. I see it staying the similar style that it is. The mesh door panels need to go. I would place some wood pieces so that it's a solid door OR...oooh some colorful glass to give it a pop of color. I like the glass idea.

  2. Oh, I would have found a way to get that beauty home, too! I don't think it's going to take much work other than a good cleaning to get it looking like the Restoration Hardware piece. I know there's a stain that you can use to achieve that look, too. Great find!

    I did the same thing myself today. I went to the half-price day at an estate sale not expecting to find a thing. You know the rest of the story!

  3. Sharon - That is an awesome piece. There is so much you could do with it. Where are you going to use it?

    I am your newest follower.



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