Anyhow, my favorite find while going through things and cleaning up for sale, were of course my grandmother's hats! I love hats! They make me happy and I wish more people would start wearing them so I wouldn't feel so ridiculous wearing mine! I will share pictures of those after my wedding since I will be wearing one I revamped for it.
Right now my 2nd favorite find is a fabulous dresser that they have had for as long as I can remember. I snagged that baby and my parents snagged its companion. I loved the dresser itself, but I hated the color and the handles. It may have taken me 49 hours of sanding, stripping, staining and varnishing (not to mention the hunt for new handles that were for a hole spacing that was no longer standard) and I have a new dresser for my bedroom which I absolutely ADORE!! It is complete with a false top drawer that actually flips open and houses my satellite dish receiver! Boy, who knew adjusting hinges and installing a lid stay would be so tricky! I do now!
not bad, but not great before
had to fill in one hole for each handle as best I could since I didn't realize the hole spacing problem until after it was all refinished. Oops!
the lid stay didn't come with instructions so I had to wing it. Ended up drilling 3 sets of holes before I managed to get it in the right place so it would do what it was supposed to!