Friday, August 14, 2009

Perfect Timing

So, I'm doing my one mile walk/jog with Wrigley this morning at 5:45 a.m. and come upon a young couple in the neighborhood that are setting out things for a garage sale. The first thing I see the guy carry out is this wood bench. He sets it in the driveway and I immediately put on my brakes.......

"Whoa Wrigley. Hold on there a minute girl," I said coming to an abrupt halt.

"Is that bench for sale?" I asked.
"Yes, it is," the man replied.
"How much?" I asked.

The man looke at his wife (wise man) and she said,"Ten dollars".

I did an about face and head up the driveway. "Mind if I take a look? I asked. "This isn't what I should be doing right now. I need to get home and get ready for work."

"Sure, go ahead," she said.

I walked over to the bench...wiggled it seemed pretty sturdy. I tipped it back a little bit so I could be sure nothing was cracked underneath.

I have this long naked wall in my kitchen that has been crying out for a bench for quite some time. I was really looking for an old worn white garden bench and haven't been able to find one....but this one definitely had some potential. A little sanding, some paint, a little more sanding in the right spots to make it look old and worn, a cute little cushion and presto! A great bench!


Needless to say I was not carrying any money on me and I never have cash anyway, so she offered to hold it for me until Irv could come with the truck after work to pick it up.

Chee Hoo! I have a bench. If I had walked past their house even one minute sooner, I would have missed it! I'll post another picture when it's redone!


PonderandStitch said...

What a wonderful find! I would've bought it in a hearbeat..

PonderandStitch said...

And you know what else..I'm not far from you at all and totally could've bought this bench!haha

Angela said...

That IS a great find! I can't wait to see the after pictures!

Lanyardlady said...

looks great in your kitchen! timing is everything.

Beth Anderson said...

Wow - what a deal and what a bench!
Timing is everything and it was on your side today.
Enjoy your awesome new bench!

woolies said...

What a beautiful bench!!! (jealous)

aliceinparis said...

$10? Great score!!

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