Near our house is a used furniture store, Jubilee. I love Jubilee for many reasons. First of all, it has great used furniture that is perfect for crafting. Secondly, the prices are totally reasonable so you can decorate your house without breaking the bank. And third (and best of all), it supports charity!
ThatGuy and I will ride our bikes over and take a look at their furniture fairly often- they are always receiving new donations. ThatGuy had his eye on this particular bookshelf and thought it had real potential.
He thought about it for the week and went back to see if it was still there. (Note- things can move quickly at Jubilee! If you find something you love, buy it immediately!) He purchased it and then went to work cleaning and filling in the scratches with a handy-dandy furniture pen. Next we took a trip to Hobby Lobby and bought some great baskets on clearance and a couple of doorknobs to update the look.
Ta da! Looks great! And the baskets are a great way to hide stuff so we can maintain the illusion that we are clean people! Correction, that I can maintain the illusion of being clean... ThatGuy actually is clean.
Susan, the manager at Jubilee, runs a blog. It showcasing furniture people bought from Jubilee and also the week's the latest donations. Check it out here!