Do you ever feel like certain things just find you? I seem to have a knack for finding galvanized tubs and blue Ball jars. Okay, so maybe the Ball jars are not that hard to find, but it's almost comical- after a day of hunting, I never come home without one.
On Friday I went on a trek for Lineberry carts. These are the same factory carts Restoration Hardware sells for $795. Lineberry carts were once used by the railroad for transporting trunks, and furniture factories used them for moving furniture. I saw an ad on Craigslist for a warehouse sale and these carts were listed. I thought for sure by the time I got the kids on the bus and drove out there, they would be gone. As luck would have it, they were still there. I purchased two carts at a fair price, then I continued on my hunt.
I hit a barn sale on the way home, and lo and behold, they had four Lineberry carts for sale! Their prices were waaay better than my first stop. I couldn't pass them up. I had enough money and room left in the truck for one.
Yesterday my husband and I went back for the rest, and wouldn't you know it, their prices went up! I was able to bargain with the seller a little bit, and in the end we got the rest of them.
I was anxious to finish one right away. I sanded the top using the belt sander, then stained it. Once the stain dried, it was waxed and buffed.
This one cleaned up fairly quickly, some of the others need a little more tlc.
Here's a peek at the cart after we put it in the store:
I am linking this post to Metamorphosis Monday over at Between Naps on the Porch.