Get free stuff, give free stuff

I've been a teeny bit remiss in my blog posts... The countdown is on for Roly's arrival. He'll be here December 2nd. Life is going to change drastically very soon crafty peeps! So I'm focusing on finishing up projects like crazy plus getting my homework done. Eh gad - things are nuts right now.

I did manage to refinish a few donations I received. These items were from my neighbour whose husband passed away a few years ago. He was a well known and loved furniture maker in North Vancouver.

The pieces were made out of pine and half completed. They just needed a bit of TLC. First up was this wall piece. A bit of sanding and staining would do the trick!

After sanding for a bit, I added a coat of stain. It was already looking FAB!

A couple of hours of sanding and staining made a big difference!

There was no way I was going to paint any of these pieces...

It didn't take much time to get them looking good.

I love this old toolbox... The stains and dents made it even more beautiful!

After day 1, I was ready to see how these items would look once I was done! The toolbox didn't take much more work. I ended up using a self adhesive roll for the inside bottom. The stain was too much work to try and remove so I covered it up.

I thought the design worked with the look of the toolbox.

Next was adding a coat of sealer and it was good to go!

Then I stained and sealed these. I thought I could use them to hang up art. Screw them into the wall, add a piece of dowel and then hang 'stuff' from them. Maybe use them as a one-of-a-kind bed board. We'll see!

And this wall piece was ready to go...

Along with this one.

Oh and then there was the planter...

Such a gorgeous piece... My Mom ended up keeping this one.

And all the rest were given to happy new homes. Fun to just spread the love! I got these for free, they only took a bit of time to refinish so why not give them away. Luckily I have a 'real' job to pay the bills because I'm too much of a sharer to make the big bucks crafting!

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