What’s In Your Garage? (Painting Projects!) March 10, 2013

The rumor is, that many people use their garages for cars.

We lost that memo.

This is Mr. Wonderful’s version of a “man cave”. As long as there’s a TV to watch sports, life is good! I don’t know what I’d do without him!

After some repair work, this is going to be a beautiful piece. I love anything with curves!



You may remember how I once said that I would never strip any piece of furniture again, as long as I lived. Well, this is another reason why you should never say “never”!I love the lines of these two table bases. Bob is crafting new tops for them.

This is a true, one-of-a-kind table lamp. You just wait. It’s going to be pretty cool!

I think that the six chairs could end up with these other two dining chairs making a set of eight, once they are all refinished and painted. Anyone need eight chairs for their dining room? (Cleo?)

What do you think about these rusty grain buckets?


I was thinking that they could go on a fence, filled with flowers or greenery. There are drain holes that the water could escape from.

Last but not least, is this vanity/desk, that is begging for me to paint it!

I went to the antique fair, under the freeway today.

The highlight, was meeting a blog follower, Jenelle, who introduced herself to me! She and her friend, Diane, were there, looking for treasures, too! That was a real treat!

If any of my treasures look interesting to you, I can paint them in any color and finish your heart desires!

Have you found any treasures this weekend? Sure hope so!

Here’s to Jenelle and Diane!

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  1. Wendi @ Classic Chic Home on March 11, 2013 at 7:13 am

    It looks like you have a lot of work ahead of you, Barbara! You’re one lucky lady to have a husband who’s happy to give you a hand.
    Have a lovely Monday,
    ~ Wendi

    • Barbara Bussey on March 11, 2013 at 12:25 pm

      Thanks, Wendi! It’s a great team effort!

  2. Donnamae on March 11, 2013 at 7:27 am

    Well, we’ve used our garages for everything over 30 years…and I am proud to say we eventually fit our cars inside! Yes, that’s a big feat. You are going to be really busy! (At least it’ll keep you out of trouble! ) Those grain bins would make great planters…when’s show and tell? 😉

    • Barbara Bussey on March 11, 2013 at 12:23 pm

      I like to say that it keeps me out of Marshall’s! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Jonelle on March 11, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Hi Barbara! How funny to see my picture on your blog! Diane and I had a great time at the Flea Market too. I found some fabulous dishes, Diane found three tea pots, and we both found some bits and pieces for projects we are working on. Hope to run into you again soon. 🙂

    • Barbara Bussey on March 11, 2013 at 2:54 pm

      I try to get there every month. It is always fun! Ill keep an eye out for you!

  4. kathryn cain on March 11, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    So a garage is for a car hmmmmm new concept…not for all the tools and projects….I think if I won the lottery I would never have a huge house but a 2 car garage and a 2 tool/projects and other junk space….you have some great finds can’t wait to see what you do with it….

    • Barbara Bussey on March 11, 2013 at 7:18 pm

      The more space you have, the more junk you find. Old Chinese proverb!

  5. l o v e l y t h i n g s on March 12, 2013 at 5:01 am

    You have so many great treasures in the works…that lamp is going to be gorgeous. I hope you show the afters!

    • Barbara Bussey on March 13, 2013 at 10:07 am

      Hi Annie,
      You bet! I’ll share the lamp, once I find a shade that will work. Looks like I also need one of those milk glass “bowls” to set the shade on. Mo’ money! I’ll have to stop over at your place.
      Take care,

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