Moving

Has anyone moved recently? We have lived here in the same house since 1997. That’s 20 years in September. We are talking about leaving as we have equity and can move to Louisiana and live comfortably for at least a year on what we can sale the property. Now that being said, how do you decide what goes and what stays. We have 4 dogs and 5 cats that will be moving with us.

We decided last week on this move and have given my son first chance at purchasing this property. The next thing is getting a camper shell for the truck to convert to a place for the animals to travel. We will also need a trailer to pull behind the truck. This week we have went to see 2 camper shells. The first one is too big and the 2nd one has a leaky roof and damaged flooring. Neither one will work so we will keep looking. For the trailer, we do have a boat sitting on a nice trailer. To convert it, we would need to remove the boat – Ugh – and then put a floor and sides on the trailer frame.

The idea of moving is overwhelming. We have collected so much stuff. We will probably leave large appliances and furniture but take the generator, power washer and tools. We will most likely sell the motorcycles and car just so we don’t have to move them. We will put the golf cart up for sell next week and should be able to get a couple thousand dollars. How many small kitchen appliances, pans, dishes, glasses, etc. should we take? Then of course paperwork and pictures will be going. I have collected quite a bit of holiday decorations. Do we take them or leave them? We have wood and projects in the shop. Should we take any of that stuff?

The one good thing right now is that we only work on Saturday and Sunday so we have 5 days a week to plan this move.

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Mirror Stand

We picked up this mirror on a stand when we cleared out a neighbors garage. At first I was thinking I should change this stand. But what would I do? Paint it? Take it apart?

The final decision – no changes. Just cleaning it well and then selling it next weekend for our Mothers Day Sale.

This seems the perfect time to mention that on Mothers Day weekend, May 13th and 14th, we will be having a furniture and home décor sale at our Wood Shop here is sunny southern California. This will be a perfect opportunity to use our Square card reader for payments. We can now take credit card payments which hopefully will help with our sales.

We will have our wine displays, American Flags, mirror stand, oak wood table, outdoor furniture and metal candle holders. This past weekend I put up signs trying to get some conversion picnic table orders so we can get them made by Mothers Day. No orders maybe because it rained all weekend.

Cherish an Antique Day

 

 

We purchased this oak table at a yard sale a couple of weeks ago. It does not have any markings from a builder. So we have to assume that it was probably made in someones barn for their house. The craftsmanship is wonderful. The legs appear to have been hand lathed.

 

 

 

 

The feet are made of many pieces of wood put together than cut to the shape desired.

 

 

 

 

It has an mechanism to release the extra leaf which is stored under the main table.

 

 

 

I have to finish sanding the top to get the old finish off. I will then use a wood soap to clean the table thoroughly before using a clear polyurethane to give it a nice finish. Today we are to cherish antiques and I believe the best way is to restore and preserve old furniture.

Outdoor Furniture Revamped

I have had a set of 4 metal chairs which I repaint every five years or so. Since spring is here and summer is on the way, I thought I would share my most recent outdoor furniture revamp. Instead of painting the chairs and small table the same color, I decided to use five different colors of spray paint.

Outdoor Furnisher Revamped (2)What do you think of the colors? I wasn’t sure about the white chair but it definitely adds a brightness to the set.Outdoor Furnisher Revamped (5)

Especially since one chair is a dark hunter green and the table is black.Outdoor Furnisher Revamped (7)

These five colors also go with some fabric I had. That means I could make pillows for the chairs and end up with a very colorful outdoor sitting area.Outdoor Furnisher (4)