Have you ever been driving with your vehicle packed full to the brim only to come across a wonderfully HUGE pile of furniture at the side of the road?
Trust me, it’s a bummer!
I was headed to my daughter’s house for day 1 of her attic project and my van was loaded to the roof with all my tools.
Along the road I see a huge pile, a couch, crib, dressers, tv stands, end tables….you name it! The house had a for sale sign in front, so I imagine they were clearing everything out for putting the house on the market.
Sadly, I kept going. I knew full well I couldn’t get another thing in that van!
I briefly considered quickly unloading at my daughter’s house and then heading right back.
Then I decided, no. It obviously wasn’t meant for me to get this stuff this time.
I then promptly forgot about the missed treasures and spent a long day working on Erin’s bedroom.
By the time I passed by the place where the furniture had been pretty much everything was gone.
Oh well, I thought to myself. I have plenty of those type pieces already. I certainly didn’t need them!
About 5 blocks down the road I drive past a small white table.
All by itself, just sitting at the curb.
It’s 2 am, extremely dark, and I’m not in the best of neighborhoods, so I keep going. I don’t see anyone around so I circle back and pull up in front of the place where the table is.
Why on earth is this just sitting here all by itself?
Is it broken?
Noooo, it appears to be intact.
Hmmm, this is really cute. Wonder what it looks like in daylight?
Of course I picked it up and popped it in the van, heading back home.
The next morning I take it out and have a look in daylight.
This thing is really cute! It’s got a lot of staining on the top, and a horribly thick paint job, but all in all it’s solid and sturdy.
Even the legs are in great shape. Not a wobble to be found!
Somehow I feel like this was my consolation prize for having to pass up the big pile earlier in the day.
It totally works for me, as I can hide it a lot easier than a dresser!