Saturday, May 17, 2014

My Yard Sale Finds

Hey neighbors,

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.


klawarrick said...

My guess is - no more than $25 dollars, and I have to say that I think re-staining would be beautiful, considering what its origins are, and the fact that the inside still looks to be in wonderful condition! :)

Annmarie Weeks said...

I'm not a fan of painting wood…I would strip & re-stain! It's gorgeous…I love hope chests!