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. Time for a retro Mid Century modern makeover.
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!!” Seriously, 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 retro Mid Century modern 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 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 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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