Friday, May 28, 2010

Today's Haul

Today, I had planned to hit an estate sale that looked interesting...but I got there and saw stuff under a tarp on the lawn and no-one in sight...sad day! I've still got to find the ad to see if it's actually tomorrow because I spotted some cool stuff. Of course that left me completely unsatisfied, and since I was close to the DI (awesome thrift stores in Utah), and it happened to be the one that my "master shopper" sister-in-law swears is the best one for furniture, I waited around the half hour for it to open...and boy, I'm glad I did! She was totally right! The DI I usually go to is pretty good for furniture, but often seems pretty over priced. This one had great finds at GREAT prices.

First thing, I came across this sweet little chair. Ok, I do see that it's not sweet right now...I'd call it kinda sad/puky green/dated ugliness....but in my imagination it's sweet :) I've been shopping for fabric online this afternoon :)

Next up was the area that usually has headboards and big flat stuff like that. Down low, I spotted one of these little beauties! They were there because the table they were with didn't have bolts, so it was in there with the legs pulled off. The top is in OK condition, but it doesn't have a leaf, and I'm not excited about it...but these legs! The guy who puts sold signs on big stuff saw me caressing a leg and asked if I wanted the table. I replied "I want these legs!" lol. He said they wouldn't sell it separately, so I bought the whole thing. those legs...totally worth it! They were on a big dining table, but I can totally see building them into a sofa or entry type table! (anyone have ideas for a lame looking table top?...)

Last, I came across this hutch. It's in pretty rough shape and needs some repairs. It may loose the upper doors. I don't have a clear vision for it will come to me though. For some reason, I keep feeling it will go really funky and colorful. Maybe red with white details on the drawer fronts. I'm totally keeping the dangle hardware though!
Ok, I'm going to head out to the shop to sand! Fun afternoon :)


  1. Heidi, you are an inspiration! These are awesome finds. Is that chair on rollers?

    About repurposing, I feel like I'm standing at the edge of the pool and just dipping my foot in to test the water. I really, really want to jump in but it's a bit intimidating. Also, the whole apartment scene dampens the ability to do much. I did score two picture frames and will be blogging about them because I need some serious advice!

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