Cleaning & Salvaging

I’m still here, up to my neck in cleaning. Remember what I said…I might get distracted. I’m halfway done so I’m glad I got this far.

But, I got side tracked for a good reason!

Yesterday we started cleaning our downstairs, finished everything but steam cleaning the carpet. Anyway, over to the good stuff…last night while scouring the ads on craigslist, Andrew found a rustic metal trunk. In the free ads, the bad is the part of town that was in. The owners said it would be left in front of the house and in bold caps “do not disturb the occupants”. Besides the fact of the unwelcoming ad we jumped up and drove about an hour outside of our house. By the time we arrived, it was dusk. So we locked the doors and did a drive by. And nothing!

That’s the problem with craigslist, good things go quick!

DSCN0922 So the next morning when I stumbled upon a china cabinet for $40, I was excited.

And I picked it up this afternoon, and got in home safely in one piece.

Now what to do? I plan on either darkening or painting and replacing the hardware. I can’t wait to add this to my dining room.

Plus, the day before I went to a garage sale and estate sales. If you we’re following me on Twitter you’d know that I found a small foot stool and a few yards of fabric. Maybe even enough for some new drapes.

As you can see I’m going to have many projects on my hands in the next couple of days. I’ll try and post as I go along.

Have a great week! Oh, and did I mention the weather is beautiful, it feels like spring already.


Erin Bassett said...

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Wow, how fun! I love to have home projects to work on. It sounds like you have great plans, I can't wait to see how it turns out.

"And so our stories go..." said...

I love to clean and get rid of things. Neat is my middle name. What a cute pic of you and your guy.

LindsB said...

cant wait to see what other projects you have going on

Room to Inspire said...

I look forward to seeing all of your upcoming projects!


Denise said...

That china hutch was $40? Great find! Stop by my blog and see the chair I re-did! Also, if interested, there are some great blogs I follow of others who also refinish. I have gotten a lot of great ideas and inspiration.
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