Sunday, May 15, 2011

Grandma's Shelf - The Already Told Story

Some of you may know the story of my Grandma's shelf but it is such a great story I would love to tell it again. :)

7 or 8 years ago, I made a dumb decision to sell a 2 drawer chest at a garage sale. My grandmother gave it to me but I needed the money and I was too young and stupid to realize I was selling something with sentimental value. I regretted doing this as soon as the money switched hands at the sale. I have been thinking about it for the last 7 years.
Well, over Spring Break, my mom and I were shopping at one of my favorite DeKalb shops and we came across the exact cabinet I sold. Same broken piece from when my mom was little and same stain on the top that I put on it in college. I purchased it immediately. Something told us to go back through that shop for the 2nd time that day and this is when we saw it. It was fate! Rarely do you get a redo. When it happens, Take it!

That brings us to today. I refinished the cabinet and I am proudly posting it for all to see. This cabinet is not for sale. ;) I will not make that mistake twice.

P.S. You may be wondering about that shop in Dekalb. Come back later this week for my post about that particular store :)




  1. Very pretty in white. Lovely finish!...Christine

  2. Unbelievable! It's that amazing that you got your Grandmother's cabinet back! Beautiful job on it! Linda

  3. I love this story!!! It turned out beautiful!