Saturday, August 14, 2010
Yard sale bargain
I am not a big yard sale maven, believing that I have enough "stuff" already and really feeling that I need to pare down to prepare for my "Golden Years" which seem to be approaching rather quickly. Last Saturday we were on the way to a cookout at our son's house when we spotted a lovely scrubbed pine armoire at a yard sale in our neighborhood. Hubbie wanted to stop and look at it and I explained I had absolutely no place for such a piece as much as I loved it ( and had no idea it was only $75.), but he insisted we stop. While I was able to resist the armoire...I really DO NOT have any space for it, Hubbie wanted this piece for the upstairs hall for book overflow. I know it is just the top to a hutch and the original idea was to put some short Edwardian style legs on it to make it less awkward. However, what you don't see in the picture is the bathroom light switch which is just above the top of the cabinet, so no legs. It will remain an amputee. Now, I am thinking maybe I should swap it out for the glass doored oak "bookcase" that is in my dining room. That one is the same height, but a bit shallower. It is pretty heavy, so I think I have only one chance to move it, if you know what I mean. Even that one chance involves getting a son over here to help. Maybe I need to go to Lowe's and see if they even have the legs I need and how tall they are...so I ponder. Ever do that?