Monday, August 3, 2009

making the most of our weekend

our house enthusiasm has really carried over into our weekend. saturday we woke up early to hit up some local garage sales and a flea market. we found a rug that i LOVED for our future dining room, but it was just a tad too small, so vince made me leave it... thank goodness for his practicality in those types of situations.

then we dropped off some old clothes at goodwill and did a little 'trash to treasures' shopping in its housewares aisle. i'm happy to report that we found a cute little bird sculpture. we were able to look past the dingy gold exterior and envision a crisp white coat of paint. check out the before picture, but ignore the dinged up sewing machine/end table. that's a different trash find that still needs restored.

yesterday we managed to pack up a few boxes and clean the microwave! my hope is that if we chip away at things we'll be all set for a timely closing/move. then, we donated three bags of books to the public library (a very satisfying feeling, to have not wasted all those books!) and dropped into another goodwill.

based on the ease with which we painted our bird statue, i felt really optimistic about a lamp we found there and now I can't wait to get started on painting it. since i'm not sure which room the lamp will end up in, i'm having a hard time deciding what color the body should be. but i do know i want to paint the base silver.

so much to do and so little time, i suppose. we are absolutely loving every minute of it! in fact, vince wants to go buy the other identical bird statue for our desk in the office.

enjoy the "after" photo, after three even coats of valspar spray primer


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