My low tech drawing generator (putting names on a slip of paper and drawing one out of a bag) picked Pat as the winner of my giveaway. Pat chose the Jim Shore Easter basket. My thanks to all of you for commenting and I hope I can stick around long enough to do this again for my 700th post.
The garage sale went well this morning though I'm still not sure it's worth all the effort. We spent every evening dragging stuff out of the storage building, attic, and closets, and I spent hours every day unpacking boxes, cleaning, and pricing. And we made $200. We're supposed to have another day of it tomorrow, but the forecast predicts rain in the morning, so today may have been it.
We had a good turnout considering we are seven miles from town. I think that was because there were several of us and we advertised it. We all noticed that $5 was pretty much the cutoff for prices. Anything over that, no matter what the price, the buyer offered $5. So even if we do have the sale again tomorrow, the collectibles will stay in the house and I'll try them on ebay or etsy.
I also wanted to show you another project we've been working on. We're not finished but had to get it out of the garage to get ready for the sale.
These are cabinets that we made as an entertainment center thirty years ago. I've repurposed them for my china in this house. In every other house we've had, the three pieces were together, but in this house, they only work on this wall and, as you can see, there is a little extra space on the left side.
So we cobbled together a bookshelf out of leftover wood in our garage.
Hubby routered the same cut in the sides so that part will match.
And then we sanded. A lot. (One of these days I'm going to get my camera squared up with the piece before I take a picture.)
It's made of pine, ash, and white oak plywood, and pine and red oak hardwood. But it's better than a vinyl covered particle board bookshelf from the big box store, fits the space perfectly, and best of all, it was free - so far. All that will show is the face frame, and it is the same red oak as the other cabinets. I need to put another finish coat on the face frame and then it should match the rest of the cabinets. (Sorry, I was too tired to move all that garage sale stuff.)
Next up is doors. I hope we can remember how we built the first doors.