Mitch and I have found a new hobby we both enjoy–finding old furniture (that sometimes might be in terrible shape) and bringing it new life. When we shop for pieces, we look for super good deals and steals. We put our creative minds together and give the piece a brand new look. And now we’ve begun selling some of the refurbished pieces! It’s so fun! Our two car garage in the new house is the perfect place to set up and get the sanding, painting and staining all done! After Lydia goes to sleep, Mitch ventures out into the garage and gets to work. Sometimes it takes me a few extra minutes because I’m enjoying the peace and quiet that is almost nonexistent these days. With a 3 year old girl who’s personality keeps blooming with each passing moment, I hardly find a silent moment! (Go here to see her in her new dance outfit! She started her first dance class just a few weeks ago!) She is keeping me busy in such a different way than when she was younger. But it’s all good!
Here is what this now-gorgeous china cabinet looked like before (I snapped these real quick on my phone…I should probably get better with the BEFORE pictures…):
We picked up the gray and white chalk paint from a local antique store here in Charleston. We sort of fell in love with the colors! And I’m pretty sure I want to keep this pretty little thing. And I’ve prepared Mitch that I will probably say that about every piece we complete. But in an attempt to keep our house less cluttered, I will sadly bid adieu to most of these!
This weekend we are planning on setting up a booth at a flea market here in the area! We are super excited about the experience! We’ve never done anything like it before and it sounds like a lot of fun! I’ll have to write an update post on how it all goes!
I always love seeing a good furniture transformation. Feel free to share links to some of yours in the comments!