April 15, 2011

Ping Pong, Ping Pong

I’ve been waiting all winter for the weather to warm up so garage sale season could begin again!  Finally, last weekend the weather was nice enough and I headed out to my first garage sale of the season.  I pulled up to the first yard sale and right in the driveway was a beautiful ping pong table for sale.  Rob has been wanting a ping pong table, so once I found out it was being sold for a steal I bought it!

What? You never bought a spur-of-the-moment ping pong table?  Haha, maybe it was a bit spontaneous, but I’m so glad I bought it.

Once I got the ping pong table home (with the help of my Dad and his pickup truck), we had to figure out how to get it down into our basement, through our U-shaped stairs.  First, we tried the back breaking method of lets just pick it up and carry it down and see what happens.  That resulted in us getting the ping pong table stuck halfway down the stairs (also resulted in a sore back- ouch!).  Once the old-college try didn’t work, we squeezed the table back upstairs and decided to think through our method a little more.  Sure enough, 32 screws later we were able to easily bring the ping pong table down into the basement in three easy (and thankfully much lighter) sections.

I snapped a quick cell-phone photo of the disassembled table:


Without too much effort, we were able to put the table back together:


And since then, there’s been a lot of fun pinging and ponging going on in our basement!  I cleaned up our basement a bit, but I’m still looking to refresh the basement and make it more like a game room, especially with our fun new addition.  I’m thinking of adding some cool wall art and fabric to make the basement feel a little cozier without the expense of actually finishing it.  Any suggestions for the basement?

I’m so happy I got such a fun start to garage sale season this year!  Have you been to any yard sales yet?

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