After Rachel moved out (and yes, we are horrible people for allowing our daughter to move out … blah blah blah) we moved the kids into different rooms (we tried to move them into rooms across town, but those people kindly asked us to not dump our kids on their front porch and then they mentioned something about a restraining order) and in that process Derek and I lost our nightstands. Why? Because that is what parents do. We go without new clothes so the kids can have shoes for gym. We go without dinners at fancy restaurants so the kids can have lunch money for school …. and we go without nightstands so that our daughters can paint ours hot pink and orange (guaranteeing that we will NEVER want them back).
So our quest for the perfect nightstands began …. and quickly ended when we discovered that new nightstands can cost between $200 and $40,000 each. What the heck?
…. until I happened up on a wonderful ad on Craiglist for refinished furniture, which had a link to this website
She didn’t have nightstands or a dresser to go with them at the time, but she told me that she would keep an eye out for them ….. and a few weeks ago – SHE FOUND SOME! So she shoved that eye back into her head and she sent me an e-mail.
I picked out the color, finish, and drawer pulls (oh sure, I asked Derek his opinion, but we all know how that goes) ….. and now she is done with them!
She also found headboards for the twins that she is going to add a funky zebra pattern to.
I AM SOOOOOOOO EXCITED! We are going to pick them up next Saturday. I have been saving money for months in order to get them and the time is almost here.
Plus I love the idea of saving furniture and turning it into beautiful pieces AND the prices on it are about a quarter of what you would pay for new.
If you know anybody in the Oklahoma City area (especially designers), please send them the link to this post and her website.