Wednesday, September 29, 2010


While Craig and Roy have been busy driving from one border to the other, I've been busy with my BFF Cori doing some creative things with some yard sale finds.  But first, let's get up to date on the trucking news.  Craig arrived at the Port of San Diego Monday morning, and by 2pm had a loaded trailer of organic bananas, scaled, and picked up Roy on his way out, as they headed to the company yard in Bloomington, CA.  Instead of battling Southern California traffic, they enjoyed a  relaxing afternoon and evening in the driver's lounge.

Tuesday morning, with only 6 hours hours of driving time left, Craig took off headed north to Puyallup, WA, but before too long, they were called to repower a load in which the driver had ran out of hours to deliver.  This meant that after Craig was done, Roy would drive as far as he could, and then at midnight, when Craig gained more driving hours, he would have to drive again to make a delivery in Portland, OR this morning, and then they would drive on to Auburn, WA for a Thursday morning delivery.
As the wheels kept turning on the truck and trailer, Cori and I were busy ourselves with several make overs of yard sale finds.  The first was this old beat up dresser, which we both saw great potential in, when we spied it sitting on the front yard of a home, showing all the years of use upon it's finish, and purchased it for $15.00.  By the time we were done with it, it looked like this:
We so enjoyed working with the burlap, that we decided to do a little variation of it on these end tables we found at a thrift store for $9.00 each. 

Have you ever had a sewing machine cabinet that you didn't know what to do with?  I found this one at the Sunday morning church sale, and thought it would make a great hall or entry table.  I gutted out some of the hardware inside the cabinet, and then glued down the lid,  Some black paint, some distressing, and for the cost of $5.00 you have yourself a sweet little table.

Now the next two items I didn't think to take a before picture, but suffice it to say, this little red chair, and the small foot stool look oh so much better now than they did when I purchased each for $2.00. 
Yep, Cori and I have been busy, and I think I speak for both of us, when I say we won't be doing much, but resting up the next day or two, but who am I kidding, there are a couple of non furniture craft projects that will no doubt grab our attention.


Anonymous said...

Very nice work on the chairs and tables. You do have a talent

Anonymous said...

You have a fabulous knack for refinishing. Love all the items you have redone.



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