I am constantly looking for potential. For inspiration from something old or unwanted. One day I was searching Craigslist like I do and came across a coffee table and side table! For only $20! I emailed the guy and picked them up that day. I just loved the lines of the legs. I was excited to start refinishing these pieces!
As you may know, I am always on the hunt for a good deal. One day I came across a solid wood coffee table on a bid wars site! But it was way too orange for my taste. So I picked up this table for $7.00! I remember I had a bunch of other pick ups that day, my car was jammed packed! With my 1 year old in the car at the time too. The lady probably thought I was crazy. NOTE: my daughter was safe while I transported all goods 😉
One day my little family and I were just driving up to our house when two doors down, I spotted a piece of furniture! It had my favorite word on it too, free! My hubby could tell my excitement and right away say no. Our house was beginning to look like a furniture store with all the projects on the go. At that time I think I had about 15 project pieces and a few upgrades to current furniture pieces on the go. And we had a small house.
I finally convinced him that this piece would only take me a couple days and when I was through with it, it would sell in no time! We also made a deal that I wouldn’t nag him about his golf day he wanted to have the next day. Little does he know I didn’t care about him golfing and love it when he can get out and do things he loves! But I put up a bit of a fight anyways just to ensure I could get the piece 😉 We walked down and grabbed the sofa table.
I was given these two beautiful benches. I loved the style of them and knew they would make for great extra seating on our deck. But they needed a bit of upgrading! Here is what to do if you have a similar project.