I know it has been a while and I am sorry for that. I have to be honest. I haven’t been reading nor have I been visiting my craft room.
I have however been shopping thrift store and looking for the ever so elusive yard sale signs. Just as luck would have it I was driving home the other day and I spotted a yard sale sign. I browsed around (nothing is my thrilling then shopping through other people’s junk) and decided there was nothing I wanted. Mr. Snail on the other hand had found something that caught his eye. A very old (very ugly) side table. Apparently, while I was “shopping” he had asked the yard sale attendee how much the side table cost.
He came over very discreetly and mentioned that the table was only 5 bucks. He thought this was a great idea. Myself on the other hand hated the ugly thing. ”Fine.” I retorted very tartly.
We ended up taking the side table home.
The next day as I was browsing alone (I am a fast learner) at the thrift store I came across a very vintage looking side table. It wasn’t the color I necessarily wanted but I figured I could paint it. I bought that beauty for 10 bucks and was happy as a clam.
A few days later (now you know why I wasn’t in my craft room…I had bigger fish to fry) as I was sanding this table down to its original beauty an idea struck me. Why not sand them both down and then repaint them both. I love those light bulb moments.
As you may have already guessed. I sanded them both done to their “younger years” and I decided to paint one and stain the other. I felt so proud walking into Lowes and declaring that I needed sand paper and wood stain. It’s silly but I felt like “I am woman. Hear me roar.” Ok….that really is silly.
The finished products were awesome. I mean for 15 bucks you really can’t beat that. Or could you? Off to the thrift store.
This one is the piece I found at the thrift store.
This is the piece Mr. Snail found at the yard sale. I have to admit this is one of my favorite pieces because we use this as my cookbook stash.
I believe this is the first one to be crossed off my 28 Before 29 list