Have you ever had a garage sale? When it’s all said and done and the last garage sale hour has arrived, I don’t know about you, but I am packing away items I wish would be outta here. At that point, I bring it back in my house, which I definitely DO NOT want to do, or donate it.
Then there are garage sale pro shoppers out there… I know because they are always there before me, or came the day before etc. Which makes me think, why don’t I ever try that?
I was lucky this time, though. I went to a garage sale as they were packing items in their garage… the sale was over. I saw a headboard and another piece I was interested in purchasing. At this point, they wanted everything out of there! Short story… it was “please, just take it” time! Oh, really???… um… okay!
My husband said, “What are you going to do with that?” I was so excited about this piece. I swear he thought I was crazy! I proceeded to tell him, we are going to cut the legs off, take the slats out, and create a menu chalk board. I am sure there was a rolling of the eyes moment, but there was so much conviction in my voice, he gave me the benefit of the doubt. I am so glad he did, because this was a project BOTH of us worked on… spending time with him creating is a joy!
The body was painted with ASCP “Duck Egg”. I really like this color! I wanted this to be a piece you use in a large kitchen or casual dining space. Bon Appetit seemed like it would fit perfectly on the top. Using an overhead projector, I traced Bon Appetit with a pencil.
Now, it’s ready for a home!