I recently got the opportunity to meet a really sweet blogging friend, Jennifer, from  Mimi Bella Boo. Check out her blog because this girl is super creative and does the cutest things!  I wish I got to visit with her more, but next time she's in town we get to - I promise!

She grew up about 45 minutes from where I live, and she had some furniture for sale from her grandparents estate.

I never pass up great furniture so I went up to meet her with Jade, Everett, my brother in law Kylie, and my Dad.

We bought this work bench that’s over 7’ long.  It was hand built by her grandfather.  We want to put a very thick old chunky top on it.  (We're thinking pieces of an old plank bridge chunky boards & big casters - oh my - yes - it will be cool!)  We think it could make a fabulous TV credenza possibly in our future theater room.  I also like the funky green paint on it so it will most likely stay.

This cabinet is amazing!  Also, over 7’ long. The top has a bead board backing inside and old crystal knobs. The base holds two cutting boards & has a potato cabinet.  It’s huge and so very cool.  I plan to paint it white with turquoise panels.  I’m going to “store” it for now in my play room (it's open to my basement family room so it will still shine in all it's glory) – it will hold tons of games & books.  Then, when Maggie builds – it will join some other amazing cabinets she has in storage & will be her kitchen cabinets instead of having some built – she’s using old cabinets – it will be gorgeous!

I can't wait to get painting this baby!  Plus, Jade really wants his parking spot back!