Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The pleasant furniture...Nahum 2:9

Last Friday after we left the Civil War, we made a quick trip to the store to pick up some stuff that I forgot the previous day. I did chuckle at an old pick-up truck in the parking lot that had "Redneck" and "I brake for furniture" bumper stickers on it. After we got home, M changed, and I drove him to his job. He could have ridden his bike, but it is so hot on Friday, and I knew we were running late.

I was so glad I drove him because as we pulled out of the parking lot onto the road I spied something across the road. I did a quick (and safe) u-turn and parked in front of the house. I opened the back doors of the van, lowered that back seat, and looked gleefully at my find...TWO DRESSERS! AND THEY WERE FREE! I've been looking for some dressers to accommodate my growing kids' growing clothes for months. Since every piece of furniture in our house (with the lone exception of the boys' bunk-beds) either came from a friend, relative, or some other 2nd-hand source, I haven't been able to justify paying retail for a dresser for the boys' room.

Before I had a chance to load them up in the van, a lady came out of the house and told me that one of the dressers had been part of her son's nursery. He's now 36. If it survived 36 years with only a few missing knobs and scratched paint, then it should have a few more years left in it! She left to go get someone to help load it. I told her I could do it. "Oh, no you don't," she said, wagging her finger at my bulging belly. She went back inside and returned with another lady to help load the furniture into the pregnant lady's van.

I wasn't sure how I was going to get them out of the van with both The Man and M being gone, but I shouldn't have worried. I still had two strapping boys at home with me. J & S pulled the drawers out and moved the furniture onto the back porch for me.

M will remove the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle stickers on the side and sand down the yellow one. We'll paint it for his room, but we're still contemplating the color. He has a similar one in his room already, but it only has three drawers and doesn't hold all his clothes. He thinks it is silly that the top drawer has four knobs and looks like four drawers when it is just one.

I'm not sure if we'll paint or refinish this one...

The top drawer needs to be reassembled. Either this one or M's old one will go in the other boys' room and the other will go in our room for baby. I think. We shall see.


Ann said...

Cool! I can't wait to see the "after" pictures!

~*Mona*~ said...

When we lived downstate we *loved* finding furniture! We updated *so* much of it and it really came in handy! We don't find many of those "deals" anymore now that we moved to the country area though :o( Enjoy all the grabs and decorating for me!!