Before I show you the simple fix I made to the latest find I want to thank each and every one of you for your well wishes as we had been in the path of the tornado activity and storms yesterday. My area, in Pennsylvania, escaped the worst of it with no real tornado activity. We have a few power lines down from the high winds and a lot of tree branches down as well. My son was without power still today, but that was the worst of it.
Last week I was excited to find a TV cabinet sitting in the hallway waiting for me to find. The maintenance men I spoke to have come through big time for me in my goal to reduce the amount of useable items from my town ending up in the landfill. Here is what I found.
Isn’t that carpet horrible? I want so badly to suggest it be ripped out and the concrete flooring under be stained. Anyway, back to the stand. You can see it is sitting crooked. That’s because the wheels on the right side are broken off. My grandson found one inside the bottom section, but that only gave us three.
I dragged this into my apartment and began to take a good look at it. I realized there was nothing wrong with this cabinet outside of the missing wheels. Yes, it is particle board with a laminate applied over it, but some paint would disguise that. For right now I repaired it by removing the wheels, then wiped it down, DONE!! Simple fix and it was perfectly useable.
The nightstand I have been using next to the futon belonged to my daughter-in-law. She sent me a message with this picture and asked me to watch for a nightstand and make this for her daughter. Well, since the nightstand had belonged to her I replied I would convert that. Of course I will girly it up for my granddaughter but it will be a close match.
I was mentally figuring out where to store the items in my nightstand/end table while I worked on the dresser I will be showing you tomorrow when this TV stand was left for me. So here it is, finished for the moment, didn’t cost me a dime.
I tried to find a good picture of the nightstand sitting next to the futon but it was short enough it was hidden in most pictures, and I forgot to take a before picture before moving it from the spot. Sorry I’m not moving it back :-)
To think this was tossed out is sickening. This cabinet didn’t even have a scratch on it, just a couple of missing wheels. I had to share this to show you that not all items found set out for the trash need a lot of work and time, or skills. :-)
And just because this was so simple and probably disappointed you I will leave you with a peek at what I had to work with on the dresser.
We all hear about furniture with a veneer, but have you heard of two layers of veneer? This one was made to hold and had not one but two layers of veneer on some of the surfaces. You can see below both a light color and a darker color of veneer I had to remove.
Tomorrow this next picture will make a bit more sense to you.