Monday, June 7, 2010

Unexpected Finds!

I woke up this morning with a plan. I usually hit the gym first thing on Monday morning for a yoga class, the perfect way to start the week. And believe me, I rarely miss a class. But they've revised the gym schedule for the summer and my choices were boot camp or pump. I decided I really needed to devote a day to working in my flower beds. That counts as a workout, right?

It was a perfect day to be outside and I was quite pleased with my progress. I only took breaks for lunch and dinner. After dinner, I was trying to talk myself into one more round of work before it got dark. I decided to give Craigslist a quick check before heading out. Hmm, I saw a listing for an old store display cabinet made from barn wood, only $20. I could hardly reach for the phone fast enough. Yes, it was still available and just a few blocks away. I said I'd be right over and told my husband we had to make a quick trip.

Yes, it was pretty darn cool. I offered $15, because you just have to ask, and the seller accepted. He said he also had a garden chair listed for $5. In my excitement to call about the cabinet, I must have missed that listing. It was totally cool as well. Can't you just picture it in a fun new fabric? Sounds like another project!

So, two great unexpected finds for just $20. Needless to say, I finished my yard work with renewed enthusiasm!

It just goes to show, you never know what the day might bring!


claudia said...

Hi Sharon!
Megan sent me your blog link and the stuff you are doing is awesome --- can you help me furnish my house some day? I am an antique lover as well. I'm in route to Washington - I'm sure Megan and Liam have told you of my life switch. I've started my own blog as well. I'll email it to you - good to read this and think of you guys!

Karla said...

You are right. What a great find. And really different. Congrats on that.