Side-of-the-road find

 Right before Christmas, Mark came home from work with this piece in his truck.  I know it looks gorgeous now, but it didn't then.  For some reason, I still have a hard time envisioning what the finished product will look like.

He brought it inside, and it didn't take very long to transform it.  I kept the original pulls, and it looks fantastic.  I asked if we could keep it, but it just doesn't fit in the spot I'd like it to go.  So sad!

The thing I like most about it is the layout of the piece.  There's two little drawers up top, then one big long drawer, and three cupboards.  So much storage, in such a compact piece.  So fun!

Today's project is a chair we picked up from an auction in Jarvis.  I've been feeling a little discouraged with auctions lately - they take up so much of my time, and often I come home with nothing.  But I think I need to not give up, because often I score some pretty fabulous finds.  They are just so much more fun to attend with someone, but one of us needs to stay home with the girls.  Sometimes a friend will come with me, which makes it so much more fun.  There's an auction tonight in Dundas, so I may be heading out that way.  Perhaps I'll bring with my new book, "Inspired You" by Miss Mustard Seed!


  1. This looks awesome! I want to see a before pic!! :)

  2. What a gorgeous piece! I recently painted a sideboard that was similar in style in almost the same colour.

    I sent you links to the Miss Mustard Seed blog in my last email, but I should have known you had heard of her! Your style is very similar and you have a very good eye.

  3. Hi Jen, I just started refurbishing furniture and thanks to Blog's like yours I have learned so much in such a short time. I too am in Hamilton, if you ever want company at an auction let me know. I have never been to one but am interested in checking it out. So far my finds have been confined to Value Village and Kijiji. Feel free to check out my Blog...just remember I am a beginner at refurbishing and Blogging lol!!


    I guess it would help if I sent the link :)