Since the husband was out of town this weekend I thought it would be a perfect time to find a great nightstand for the baby's room. Jaime isn't very patient when it comes to what I like to call my 'discovery process'. By this I mean discovering an old ugly piece that has potential for greatness. He can't exactly see the GREAT in something that isn't so great to begin with. This was what I had in mind, thinking "how hard could this be??" -
Oh it was MUCH harder than I ever thought. Here is what I ended up finding in several of the areas marked 'Furniture section' of my local Chicago thrift stores -
Shame on you, 'Furniture Section'! You've got to be kidding me Chicago. I remember a thrift store in Irving, Texas with the most amazing refurbish-worthy furniture... maybe I need to get to the 'burbs. I did find ONE solid wood nightstand that was in decent shape for $30 - but I thought, I can beat this:
... I should have gone back for that one. I am now determined to find the perfect piece. More on that soon, I hope!