Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Hand-me-down Furniture

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About a week or so ago I was at my sister's house, and I jokingly told her that one day I was going to sneak over and steal her dry sink.  She laughed and said "Ya want it?".  They moved recently and didn't really have room for it, so she wanted to find it a new home.

I am sure you can imagine what my response was! Needless to say, I jumped on that opportunity, and now our mudroom is sporting a beautiful hand-me-down dry sink.
I love the way the wood tone looks against the whites and grays out there, it is nice to have a natural finish in there.
And those little white knobs? They might be my favorite part! One is missing, but I say that just gives it character. 

Do you have any hand-me-down pieces that you love?

*After I posted I got a few comments from family, reminding me of the history of this piece.  I neglected to mention, but this is originally from our Meme and Poppa's (my step-mom's parents) house, and I think it is so awesome to have little stories to go with it.  Like my sister Ashley's comment below "they used to hide tic-tacs in there!".  How cute is that?!


  1. Ooh, it's gorgeous! good sister!

    My favourite hand me down is our table, which was my grandmother's in the vicarage my mum grew up in, you can see it here:

    My mum bought the old school chairs when she was working in Holland in the 70s and my brother is making us a bench to go with it for our wedding present!

  2. Oh gosh that is one of my favorite pieces from Meme and Papa's! They used to hide tic tacs in there!

  3. Is that the one from Papa and Grandma B? It looks beautiful in your home!

    My favorite pieces are a washstand given to me from Granny and a bookshelf built for me by my other grandfather.

  4. It looks gorgeous in there!

  5. I wasn't going to give it the heave ho! We just don't have room for it in our new dining room and I felt bad for it! I love it too!

  6. love love love it. it's even better that was an old family piece.

  7. It looks beautiful Bekah! I'm glad that Emily was able to find it a new home with you. I have an annual fond memory of that dry sink filled with Easter baskets. Love you. Ak

  8. That is so gorgeous!! I love that it has family stories attached to it, too! :)


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