Monday, June 2, 2008

My Weekend Project...I'm Oh So GREEN!

Hi friends! We had great weekend here at the Barela household. Lots of fun family time that I can tell you about later but what I really want to share with you all is my fun little project. I can't tell you how excited I am about what I did, really words don't express it fully. Ok let me just tell you already.

On my run Friday morning I ran past a fun yard sale. Fun, because it was 3 hippies selling all their stuff. But there were some fun finds there! I found a cute little dresser with 3 drawers that I immediately saw great potential in. We have been wanting/needing a night stand for almost a year now. Seriously, since we redid our bedroom last summer we've had this ghetto, ugly, garage sale find table that has only been getting worse with time. The one hippie gal said $5 for the table so I booked home, got some money, jumped in my car and went back and got it.

So next was some sanding, painting and a trip to OSH to get some new fixtures and we were set! I road my bike to OSH and on the way home it occurred to me how GREEN I was being. I'm riding my bike to the store to fix up and reuse old furniture! I liked it.

Ok what would this story be with out some before and after shots.

Ghetto nightstand we used to have

The new nightstand purchased from the hippies

The finished product! (It's black with brushed silver knobs, if you can't tell)


Brian said...

You are so brave buying something from hippies! Just kidding. I love the dresser. I'm looking at it right now and it's awesome.

Julie said...

yea for projects! How did you do all that in one day with 3 little ones!??