i love thrift stores

my folks were here last week, and we worked on all sorts of projects. my mom taught me how to refinish furniture! we did the dining room table (still have to do the chairs) and it looks beautiful. that is for a separate post once the chairs are done.

we went to st. vincent’s on the prowl for a tv stand or entertainment center. in the process of moving, a board broke off the old entertainment center (the one i got from my college roommate for $10 – that she got secondhand as well – between the two of us, we got 8 years of use out of it). it’s for our extra tv for the spare room, which is upstairs, so we wanted something smaller, lighter, and easier to get in the house. we found this corner stand for $18, refinished it, and voila – like new!

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About Liv

i have a lot of hobbies. i cook and bake – usually, from scratch. i paint, though not as often as I would like. i love to make pottery on the wheel, though this hobby fell by the wayside while I was in grad school. now that I’ve finished, I’m looking forward to potentially getting back into ceramics and devoting more time and energy to all of my hobbies. my mom got me hooked on refinishing garage sale or thrift shop furniture into beautiful, rich pieces for the home. and my true love is crochet – i love the feeling of achievement in taking a ball of yarn and a hook and turning it into a beautiful afghan or purse or set of coasters. in some way or another, all of these hobbies center around making things – thus, creation nation.
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