A few years back, the ugly divorce forced me and the kids to move. In the new place, we didn’t have a garage and the house didn’t offer much along the line of storage…so I decided to just rent one. Over the next few months, I FILLED that unit to the lips. There were so many items for me to put into storage “until I needed or had ideas for them” that I actually could not see them all and even forgot I had some of them!
If you follow Tootsie Time, you know that we recently moved again. We are now living out in the country on a gorgeous acreage, and are super lucky to have all kinds of space and storage buildings for us to store the ‘good stuff’ in. About a month ago, I got all caught up on the work for my company’s business and decided to switch up the gears a little bit..take a break, and play. So…I dug into my stash of ‘good stuff’ in the sheds and got busy.
The first piece I pulled out was this little hi-boy dresser. She was in bad shape. (sorry! I forgot to take a photo of the dresser before I touched it!) She was missing a drawer and her sides were very beat up. I wasn’t confident she’d be fixable to perfection…but I was gonna try! I sanded and scraped and got her all prepped for a total make over. My cowboy built me a drawer…(I had the original drawer front...but not the rest, so he really helped me out. (yay me!) and I settled on a ‘look’ for the piece. After a little stain, a little paint and a couple of hours of my time…
I didn’t have this piece posted for even 15 minutes and she was SOLD!
The next day I headed to the shed again and pulled out another piece. This one used to be a blonde veneer with stained navy blue drawers. (I also didn’t get a before of this one…ugh)
It turned out very nicely. Sorry about the eyesore in the mirror reflection...my garage needs a really good cleaning. Ha-ha.
Playing in the garage felt SO good that I just went to town and cleaned my shed right out! I repaired and re-finished all of the dressers that I had been holding onto and I loved every minute of it! (I will share the rest of the re-done dressers in the next post…they turned out AMAZING…)
The cleaning out of that shed sparked an unprecedented purge of the other sheds, closets, drawers and garage in our home. I think it goes without saying…There’s going to be one heck of a garage sale hosted by us this summer!
Well kids…that’s all I have to share with you today…Thanks so much for popping by. Stay tuned…I can feel the winds of change blowing again…and you do NOT want to miss what comes next.
Until next time….Happy junkin’!
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