Monday, September 30, 2013

Crazy Adventures

Remember these chairs that I redid and put in my scrapbook room? Well they are the inspiration for this super crazy dirty adventure.
When we were looking for chairs that I could redo and make them cute it was pretty hard to find. We went to several stores and finally did find a couple that worked great, but Steve remembers how hard we had to look. He is always looking at online auctions and this last Wednesday was no different. When I got home from work he showed me several pictures of an online estate sale, this being one of the pictures.
Pretty cool picture, kind of tempting remembering how we had a hard time finding the chairs for the room that I just redid. I called Ashley and sent her a picture and she said cool. Steve said okay how much should I bid? He put in a fairly low bid and we didn't really think to much else about it. Thursday night came and we were thinking no way, someone else will bid on it, we watched it starting with 1 hour and 20 minutes. We checked it every 15 or so minutes and nobody put in another bid, I still thought no way someone will put a bid in at the last minute, I don't really need those chairs. Well at one minute no one else had bid so I knew that they were ours. Friday came and off we went to collect our treasures. This is what we found:
A few surprises
I was pretty excited initially and thought it was cool, but as the loading went on and on I was loosing my excitement. It was so dirty and disgusting. We had a lot of stuff to load and didn't think that we were going to be able to get it all in one trip. A lot of stuff can be shoved into a grain silo. I told Steve no way we had to somehow find a way for it to all fit. We we did manage to fit it all in on load this is what it looked like
We ended up breaking everything that wasn't worth anything up into little pieces so that we could fit it all. We had the trailer and pickup loaded up. We got a lot of stares as we were driving home. It was a lot of fun to go through everything and think of the potential of what could be done with it. You can buy a lot of stuff for a little bit of money in this case. The good news is that we did find some pretty cool things. We found a chair that will work for Ashley classroom and I have several others that are in good shape. We have the four glass doors that are cool looking and in good shape. This is what is left of the original picture. I don't need most of this stuff so I am going to try and sell it, including the doors. (If you know of anyone interested let them know, I will be making some great deals)

1 comment:

  1. WOW...I'm going to have to come over and look at some things. There might be some that I would LOVE...and could actually use.