In the past, when I would look for a furniture project to complete a certain room, I would search online daily and scout out my local Goodwill's several times a week on my way home from work. I'd often leave Goodwill empty-handed, but if I was patient enough, the right piece of furniture would stand out to me as if it was saying, "BUY ME! I'm here just for you!"
Now that I'm a SAHM to twin toddlers, there was no way I dragging them to Goodwill several times a week. My goodness, getting them in and out of the van is a task all in itself, let alone doing all of that work just to spend less than five minutes in thrift store!
I finally found something on Craigslist that I thought could work. With only a couple months before the baby was due, I arrange to pick it up as soon as I realized it met all of my requirements: perfect size, solid wood, plenty of storage, $50 or less and could fit in the back of my van.
The only thing I wasn't sure about was the fact that it had a cabinet door on it. It ended up being my favorite part when I finished with it. Once I decided to take off the door and display baskets for both cloth and disposable diapers, I was in love!
As soon as I found someone to help Matt carry it upstairs, I began the process of giving this beauty a facelift! I refinished this piece the way I refinish most pieces, with no sanding required……