The one downfall of being creative and inspired is that you see potential in everything. Even old melamine furniture is just waiting to be made over. And I have no shortage of furniture that is brimming with potential. I added to my growing
hoard collection this weekend. Who can say no to free furniture? The boy’s Grandmother sold her home and moved in to a retirement residence. She has graciously offered us any of the furniture we wanted from her house. I’ve had my eye on a few pieces for a while and I was so happy that she didn’t mind us taking them. The first item I’ve wanted for years now is her piano. Do I play piano? No. Would I like to learn? Yes. Will I? Probably not. But hey, pianos are great furniture pieces. Take a peek. (Sorry for the grainy pictures. These were taken with my phone.)The second item I’ve wanted for a while is her dining room table. She had is custom made, it’s a very simple style and it’s solid wood and I love the grain. There is a second extension which will make it the perfect size for seating eight. I haven’t decided if I want to re stain it or leave it the way it is – a little bit worn. I almost jumped for joy when I saw this chest of drawers. I know it’s a laminated finish but it’s 90” long and only 16” deep. It will fit perfectly on the long wall of my entry way. And can you imagine the storage capacity? 12 drawers! I’m in love. Now I just have to start researching the best methods of painting that finish. And don’t worry – I plan on getting rid of the mirror.And I scored an entire bedroom set – two night stands, a dresser, and a headboard to match this set. I’m hoping to refinish it and set it up in the guest room – if we ever get to that point.Refinishing the long piece is the first item on my to-do list as I am dying to have a functioning entry way again. Tell me I’m not the only one with a furniture hoarding problem.