I wasn't all that excited about the store in our area.
I feel kind of bad saying this, as I've seen a lot of posts lately from bloggers who buy and refinish some great pieces from these stores. Perhaps I had unrealistic expectations. I was expecting more furniture, but we only found a few pieces. We only saw one set of kitchen cabinets. We don't need cabinets for our kitchen, but a small set of cabinets can be good for storage in other areas.
The best "stuff" was in the basement, which was very dark. It was hard to take pictures, but of course I had to try. They had great prices on light fixtures and globes.
The 1980s called, they want their hot tub back!
Handy Man wished he knew about this store before he built his shed, but we couldn't find two windows in the same size. (He used three in our shed).
Rob would absolutely love to install steam radiators into our house. We had them in our last home, which was built in the 1850s. They were selling these for $5 per fin, or section. This is a good price, since these radiators can be expensive.
I've been using this Bin Primer to cover some knot holes in some of our wood trim. We painted all of our door and window trim white, but I noticed a few spots had bled through since I first painted in early 2006. I used this primer, than some more glossy white paint to touch up the spots.
I've also been painting some trim around the side door in the kitchen. When we installed new doors, I somehow forgot to paint the wood around the door. The framing came pre-primed, but I wanted to give it a coat of glossy white.
|How did I miss this??|
I also tried taking some photos of our Fiesta Ware using a light box that Handy Man made. I was inspired by this light box tutorial on Cheri Quite Contrary.
|Salt and pepper shakers posing for me|
I think that I need one more light. It's not bright enough with three. (Really!) I have positioned the lights a million different ways, and I'm still getting some shadows and "off" colors. As soon as I get it right, I'll be taking pictures of our Fiesta and start showing you more of our pieces.
Phew, I'm all over the place lately. What have you been up to?
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