Every so often I am going to post about our yard sale finds, especially now that winter is over. I just had to share this one. This morning we ran out to go to a town-wide yard sale. It was pretty good, but on the way there we ran into another one, and that is where I made my great purchase.
I love cedar chests, so when I saw this one, I just had to take a look. They had several older pieces of furniture and then several tables loaded with items for sale. While I went to look at the chest, my husband proceeded on to the laden tables. The chest shows some wear, but not anything major. When I opened the cedar chest I was surprised to see the manufacturer's labels still inside. Well, I made an offer and they accepted.
We loaded it up along with another couple of items that I will share later. When we arrived home I looked up the company on the internet. There was not an abundance of information, but I did find out that they opened in 1917 and shut down in the 1950's. So, I know it is at least that old.
Now, I am wondering if I should strip it down and re-stain it or I could sand it down and paint it. What do you think? Any other ideas out there?
Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Or, you could take a guess at how much I actually paid for this treasure. I will share on Monday what I paid. Thanks for stopping in! See you soon.