Remember those nightstands I got for free back in December?
They’d been covered in chalk paint, and were in rough shape. The weekend I was at Mom’s quilting, Dave worked away sanding them down and repainting them and surprised me with the finished product when I got home. So this weekend, while he is at his grandma’s, I’ve rearranged the bedroom and put them into place.
Naturally Burton was extremely helpful with the whole process…
Previous to this I had a barstool for the lamp on my side, and one of my dressers of Dave’s. This looks much nicer and is much more practical. Now I’m on the hunt for the perfect headboard/bedframe. When we moved to the townhouse, ours got broken. Our box spring and mattress are really tall, so it was never much of an issue to have them just sitting on the floor, but I would like to get a proper bed one of these days.
And you may notice that the stands have different colour handles. This is how they were when I picked them up. We’ve left them as is for now, because at some point, Dave is going to redo my dressers
I have two of them. Mom and Dad bought them from a used place when I was about 14 or 15. As you can see, they could definitely use some work. But other than the cosmetics, they are really sturdy. I’m more than a little attached to them. It will be nice to give them new life.
And speaking of dressers, I have another surprise for Dave when he gets home. You may recall, we have two full bathrooms here. But the upstairs one only has a tub, no shower. It’s perfect for me, but it’s much too small for Dave’s tall frame. So he showers downstairs. But all his clothes are upstairs. So I found this nice little dresser on Facebook Marketplace
It’s just the right size for holding a few t-shirts and pairs of shorts. It can also hold a few towels, because the linen closet it up stairs too. This will certainly make life more convenient for him.
I wonder what I’ll find on Marketplace next!
11 thoughts on “Marketplace magic”
Re-finishing furniture is hard work and it takes a lot of skill. Your nightstands look great!
I need to find some new to me furniture and refinish some of my own furniture. The nightstands look great.
Nice to surprise your husband after he surprised you! The nightstands look great and the downstairs bathroom dresser is a super idea!
Love how the nightstands turned out! Can’t wait to see the makeovers on your dressers!
The nightstands turned out great! I love having a dresser in a bathroom (we don’t – not enough room).
Dave will certainly appreciate the convenience. The furniture turned out very nice. Good job, Dave.
What a great job your husband did on the bedside-tables, they look fantastic!
Uh-oh, Marketplace can lead you down a wormhole…be careful!
Says the woman who bought a T-Rex costume AND a car there…
What a wonderful transformation! Love how paint can refresh furniture. That is a great little dresser and such a perfect fit in that bathroom.
It all looks so nice. You two do great work. We use FB Marketplace a lot. In fact, I just sold a lazyboy recliner today. It was picked up about an hour ago! We also sold the dehumidifier we used in the trailer last winter. We don’t need it here in the house. It sold in ten minutes on FB!
I’m looking forward to seeing more fun things you find.
Your nightstands look great! I’ll bet Dave really appreciated his surprise.