Hubby went to an auction last weekend. He went on a mission…he wanted this fire truck-or least he wanted to check it’s condition and if it was in good shape, he planned on buying it.
Hubby has a thing that he wants to buy all the grandsons a pedal fire truck. Well he wants one for Scotty. Scotty is our son Buck’s girlfriend’s little guy. We’ve decided that Buck and Lora can take their time deciding where their relationship is at but Hubby and I, we’re adopting Scotty as our grand kid. Regardless of everything Scotty will always be part of part of our life because Lucy is a part of all of our lives….so we’re going to love and welcome him just the same as Lucy. This all means that Hubby is on the hunt for a firetruck.
Hubby went to the auction straight from work. He called and asked it there was anything I was interested in….I said yes. I said- I think there’s a chair there and I think it turns into an ironing board.
I had seen this picture in the auction photos.
Use your imagination…doesn’t it look like that chair with the box on it could be an ironing board?
He said anything else….I mentioned this “Hoosier” cabinet. I have no place for it but I’m addicted to cabinets.He got to the auction and checked things out. He called me and said- um, there IS a chair here and it DOES turn into an ironing board. He went on to wonder how I could see that from the picture…he also couldn’t believe there was such a thing.
I asked how things were going and he said – typical auction. Some things outrageous, some things cheap.
A bit later he called and said – I don’t think I’m going to get the firetruck….the pedal wrecker car just went for over $450.
There were quite a few pedal toys…this tractor went for a high price too.When he got home, he gave me the run down…..
He didn’t get the firetruck. It went for well over $200 and we have gotten them before for $125. Brand new ones sell for $160 off of Amazon.
Check out this old rusted one. I went for $95.
This gorgeous buffet went for $1200. He said it was amazing.
The spool cabinet on top went for $95 but the drawer was broken-would have to be completely remade and there was no writing. This fancy cabinet went for over $400. Hubby said it spins but I know know quite how. He bought this big wire basket. I had messaged the kids and and sent a link to the auction site telling them that he was going and did they need anything. Kayla put in a request for this basket. She said $30. Hubby bought it for $40….then said aw just give it to her. We don’t usually do birthday presents…see he can be a softy.
He got me the ironing board chair….
It went for more then I expected…. $45. He was treating me….sweet guy.
He balance the higher price of that out with a surprise for me…this was $4.
It’s a sewing box and is in really good shape minus a few cosmetic issues. That yuck over the top is simple dust.
There was also a problem with one side….see that blemish near the bottom.
In five minutes I had it looking good. Old English has a product that Hubby and I both love. It’s a scratch cover. It works wonders!! There is a version for dark wood which I used. I’m adding an Amazon link so you can check it out if you want. They also make one for light wood but we don’t use it much. We also really like Murphy’s Orange Oil for cleaning jobs like this.See, this is the spot that was in need of more serious attention. WAY better.I’m really happy with his finds. I’ll take any suggestions or ideas on my ironing board chair…