Like most, pickers, I have rounds I like to make to various places, like the flea markets, thrift stores, estate sales, etc. This one particular day, I was on the hunt for a chair to pair with a desk. I had absolutely NO intention of bringing home more furniture. My house has been stashed to the brim for too long, and I was on my last couple of pieces to finish before I could do some major makeovers in my shop.
I promised you this year I would share more of how God is working in my life, and I can’t help but share this providential story with you!
My kids and I went into Goodwill this time, and headed straight for the furniture section because I needed to get back home. I stopped dead in my tracks and whispered to myself, “Oh no.”
Here is what I saw. (I make no apologies for the fuzzy photos because it’s ridiculously hard to take a photo while holding on to a squirmy baby in winter clothes – ha!)
I walked by and pretended not to be interested while my inner picker voice said, “You can’t just leave them here!!” I mean, just look… here is a set of Bassett furniture that is just screaming for a makeover.
To make matters worse I had a 35% off coupon to boot. What to do, what to do?!
My kids looked at me with big eyes as if to say, “Please don’t bring home more furniture!” I asked what they thought and they knew what a gold mine this was for us.
You see, ever since my sweet little baby girl came early, we’ve had a large hospital bill to take care of every month, and I had to meet another bill deadline soon. You can read more on that story from this post.
Feeling a pit in my stomach, I decided to purchase the set. gulp. A bonus was I saved $65 off of retail, so that should make me feel better, right? I hoped my hubby would be okay with it – he’s easy-going, so not too much to worry about there.
The eerie feeling wore off when after sharing my dilemma on Instagram the same day, I had a potential client ask if I had a Mid Century Modern chest of drawers. Whoop, whoop!
After working out the details of doing a custom piece, I was able to take the earnings from that chest and pay my bill for the month. God is sooo good. He knew what I needed, and my “logical” thinking almost made me miss out.
I refinished the credenza same as this United Furniture found curbside, and my thrifted Broyhill Brasilia. I love sanding down the drawers to retain the wood grain and then painting the cabinet a gloss white for a stark contrast.
See…my living room is full while working, and I’m aching for summer! Can you believe I’ve had shop lights and a HEATER for my shop for nearly a year, but have not had them installed yet? I told you I’m crazy busy (or just plain crazy). tsk.
Here they are all finished and ready to go.
Not only did the chest sell quickly, but then the credenza was also purchased a couple days later by a local client.
A treat for me was I even found this awesome retro Hallmark wrapping paper lining the drawers. Fun!
I love what I do, and I love my Lord for blessing me so. You may just want to follow me, so you can be in on the next blessing! ♥
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