A Pretty Rose Print and A Pine Sideboard

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. 


  1. Great day for yard sales. We are off ourselves this morning. Who knows what's in store for all of us today.
    Love the sideboard. Can't wait to see the finish.

  2. Oh I have one of those that I need to paint too. The rose print is lovely also. Hugs, Marty

  3. I am cracking up about how many times you changed your mind on the color of the pine peace. Can't wait to see what the final results are. Have a great time garage saleing. Come home with some great stuff:)

  4. Oh my! By the time you finally finish this piece, you'll be sick of it. ha! Too funny! I know it's hard to decide sometimes. I love your new rose picture. I think it's so nice that you and your son go shopping together for house stuff. I think the only way I could get my son to shop with me is if he was getting something out of it!

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    Have an awesome weekend.

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  6. I love visiting yard sales too! What a fun thing to do with your son. You really scored some wonderful pieces, and I love the pine sideboard painted white.

    Mary @ athomeonthebay.com

  7. Great pieces, Elizabeth!
    Isn't it funny how we change our minds as we are in the middle of doing something like painting a big piece of furniture???? Our families must think we are nuts!!LOL
    I'm sure the sideboard will look awesome once you decide how you want it to look.
    Hope your holiday weekend is going well.

  8. I think I like the white, but I wish you had snapped a photo of the black. At least paint is cheap.

  9. Great finds! At least you stop working when you change your mind. I always finish it--thinking something will change when it all is painted the same--wrong-y dong-y. Have to start over.

  10. Love the finds and your Saturday ritual!

  11. Hello! Thanks for hopping by during the May Networking Blog Hop! Your blog is full of great ideas. I have furniture I want to change but I am afraid I will mess it up!


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