My 13 year old son/garage sale buddy and I are heading off today to check out a bunch of sales.
It is sort of our ritual on these early Saturday mornings in May and June. We hit our local Tim Hortons coffee shop for chocolate milk and 2 donuts for him (he is 5'10" this week so I guess the sugar isn't stunting his growth) and a slim iced coffee for me, and then drive around town for a bunch of garage sales. Sometimes we find great deals, other times we know to just be polite and move on. Last week we found this framed rose print for $5 and it is really quite big.
I also snapped up the little square glass container (minus the starfish from Michaels) for 50 cents. I plan to make a little summery vignette on this pine sideboard I got off kijiji for $40. Last weekend I primed it...
then painted the top a grey that had way too much green in it, changed my mind and started painting it black. Within minutes I decided against the black and had to wipe the wet paint off one end.
I ended up painting it white and now it needs to be distressed and waxed.
I may still strip the white, the grey, the primer and the original finish on the top down to bare wood and stain it. Or maybe the distressing and waxing will be enough. I really should have had a better plan starting out, huh? Hopefully I will be inspired to finish it this weekend.