The girls had the day off from school due to Election Day so I packed them up in the van and we were enroute to vote. But first we needed to make a pitstop at a fellow Craigslister's house to purchase a small bookcase they had for $10. It's just over 4' tall.
I read somewhere - I believe it was in a book by a Country Living contributor - to never pass up inexpensive solid wood pieces because you can do so much with them. I've followed that advice ever since.
I thought the feet and scrolled top looked feminine, therefore I will paint and distress it to use it in my two youngest daughters' room. As you can see their current bookcase is a cheap, pressed board mess with no back. And I am so not into pressed board. Their bedroom is vibrant apple green 2/3 of the way up the wall, cotton candy pink on top. Do you suggest I paint the new piece white or is there something out their that could make the piece cute and funky?
Now back to my Craigslist story. I arrive at the home with the bookcase and look what all I brought home with us! I didn't know they would have such great additional items. Thank goodness I brought a little extra cash.
This old luggage stand was owned by the gentleman's mother who would have celebrated her 100th birthday this month if she were still living.
His parents owned a small restaurant and he remembered as a kid seeing his dad write the specials on this real slate chalkboard. I think I would have been hard-pressed to get rid of this beauty but I'm glad he did! ;) I hope he understands it's in good hands now.
This old wood laundry hamper has what appears to be a calendar page decoupaged to the front. It is solid! I have plans to paint it but haven't decided if I want it in my master bath or to keep by the front door as an umbrella holder or something useful like that. We have a laundry chute so it seems rather pointless in the bathroom and I have enough stuff that just sits around. I need items that can be made useful.
And check out this adorable little cutie of a chair. This will definitely get painted and will be used as plant stand or to hold books.
Just a size comparison to show you just how tiny this thing is. So sweet! I bet I could hang it on the wall as a shelf it's so small.
And then finally, the nice man threw in an old typewriter that was used by his parents. I thought it was pretty cool and so did my girls.
He even had a little message in it waiting for the right buyer. I guess some subliminal advertising.
I just wanted to thank you for stopping by and keeping up with my blog. Your comments really mean a lot to me and I enjoy each and every one of them. I can't wait to finish some of my projects and show you.
Keep on junking!
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