What’s in Your Furniture “To-do” Stash?

Stock-piling Furniture Anyone?

If you’re like me, you’ll have a hard time saying no to those super deals or freebies you come across when it comes to adding another item to your furniture “To-do” stash!

How many times has someone tagged you in this meme or posted it to your Facebook wall?

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I must admit guilty to getting a small stock pile every so often. But then I get strong willed and determined that I will not pick up another piece until I’ve whittled my pile a bit more. Besides, there’s only so much storage space to put these things.

So today I thought I’d give you a look at some of the items I have in the stash so far.

What’s in my furniture stash?

Many of my to-do pieces are actually being used in my workshop. I’m still not sure how I want to paint this one. It’s been sitting around being the most useful “tall thin boy” storing my workshop supplies and brochures. I’m thinking it would make a great styling piece for one of the paint ranges I sell. Each drawer in a different colour – what do you think?

IMG_0045This shelf has also been a useful addition to my workshop, and I had painted it many years ago, so it is due for a touch up, then I’ll probably on-sell it. So it sits in the “to-do” stash.IMG_7986Then there’s this old orange thing that I have sitting in waiting for that moment of inspiration …
Cupboard storage-7900Yes! Check out that pull down desk inside. This job is not for the faint-hearted!Cupboard storage-1616And once again, while we wait for that inspirational moment to hit … she becomes the storage compartment for my stash of workshop goodies.Cupboard storage-1615

A Furniture Haul

Here’s a look at our family car … minus the family … adding the furniture haul from the last weekend!Furniture haul And here’s what was in the back of the car – not sure how it all squeezed in there, but where there’s a will, there’s a way.

  • Couldn’t pass up those shutters at the back – silky oak;
  • a perfectly rustic painted workshop bench top or shelf will make a great sign one day;
  • 2 x stools very weathered, but have potential;
  • Don’t you love that carver chair? I’m thinking of trying paint on the vinyl on that one;
  • more about that amazing half wine barrel below;
  • 3 georgeous picture frames – all rustic and worn, but I love a great aged frame;
  • and a beautiful coffee table that just needs an update.
    Furniture haul for stash

Here’s what I’ve done with the barrel so far. If you saw my Facebook Live video, I took it out to our backyard for some hemp oil treatment. Here’s that video:

Hemp Oil on an Old Wine BarrelUsing Miss Mustard Seed’s Hemp Oil

Posted by I Restore Stuff on Saturday, April 9, 2016

I’ll keep you posted on the Wine Barrel and how it turned out. Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog to keep updated with all my makeovers and tutorials.

Leave a comment and tell us what you have in your stash! What has been there the LONGest??


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    April 18, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Love this post Sharon!! And your stockpile! Mine often keeps me up at night…and yet I continue to “collect!!”

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