Do You Believe in Second Chances?

My husband and I recently purchased a new home. We lived in our last house for 13 1/2 years. As we began to pack it was a MUST that we decide what we would take to our new home and what we just had to LEAVE BEHIND. The process was much harder than I ever imagined! My daughter had a dresser that we purchased when she was born, 11 years ago. The dresser was functional for an infant. Don’t laugh! I’ve been told that I have a hard time letting things go. We passed the dresser down to a family member because after all it was still in great condition. As I began to search for a new dresser I was unable to find one that was well made. They just don’t make furniture like they use to! We began looking in consignment stores and I found the PERFECT dresser.   Now, the question is, do I want to take on the task of refurbishing the dresser. I’ve refurbished plenty of small pieces, but nothing this big. I decided to buy the dresser and go for it! Why not? I believe in 2nd chances and I certainly believe in saving coins whenever possible!

I started with watching a million YouTube videos to figure out how to get around sanding. It’s too MESSY and time consuming. Here are some quick easy instructions:

  1. First, remove all the drawers from the dresser.
  2. Using the appropriate screwdriver, take off all the knobs.
  3. Wipe the surface clean using a damp towel.
  4. Using a paint brush apply primer. I used a primer by Zinsser. It sticks to surfaces well and DOES NOT require sanding
  5. Allow the primer to dry before applying paint. It should dry within 1-2 hours.
  6. Next, apply paint color of your choice USING A ROLLER. Do NOT us a paint brush to apply the paint. I recommend using Rust-Oleum Semi -Gloss paint.
  7. Replace knobs or spray paint existing knobs.
  8. Once everything is dry re-attach the knobs and put the drawers back on.

Not too shabby!! What do you think? 



What’s Next?

Lease with the Option to Purchase

What is Lease with the Option to Purchase? Some might know it as Lease with the Option to Buy.
Let me explain…..
It’s a type of contract used in both residential and commercial real estate. In a lease-option, a property owner and tenant agree that, at the end of a specified rental period for a given property, the renter has the option of purchasing the property. 
– Rent is typically higher than market rent
– Overage is applied to down payment to purchase
– Buyers should know ahead of time the deposit needed to complete the purchase
– A good lease-option agreement will put in writing and is recommended to be reviewed by an attorney.
– The buyer should also consult with a licensed Loan Officer.