Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Furniture Haul

Did you know that Habitat for Humanity Restores are a great place to pick up home reno materials? In addition to getting larger items like windows, doors, furniture, etc, they also always have a surplus of tools and supplies for a fraction of what they'd cost at hardware stores like Home Depot and Rona.

I got paint brushes, foam brushes, a roller w/ attached pad, and a metal paint tray, all for under $10.

I started this post when I was active and healthy, but hubby and I have been under the weather recently and we had to put our projects on hold while we convalesced. I did manage to snag some more furniture before flu-week. All purchased from my local Goodwill.

Saw this bad boy for $5. Great condition. Little bit of tarnishing on the nailheads and some patina to the suede but it was solid.

Had to roll this across the yard from the truck to my hallway. 

This piece looked well made so I looked under the cushion, and I saw a logo that said ROWE. I typed in Rowe arm chairs and I discovered that Rowe specializes in custom-made furniture and that this chair is a part of the Rockford collection.

Chair with ottoman

Chair in a different fabric and print

I also learned that Rowe custom made furniture is incredibly expensive and that non-leather upholstery for one of these chairs costs CA$1,749.99. A very sweet score this was for me.

How it looks in its final resting place with the new chenille throw (also from Goodwill).

It's replaced the ugly armchair.

A little industrial metal desk for $7.

Got this for hubby, who has made a little office for himself in the basement.

A solid wood dresser in really good shape, minus the handles and the veneer top.

Before I go, let's just take a minute to appreciate that I moved all this stuff - two wood dressers and a metal desk - off a truckbed into my garage by myself.

How I did, I have no clue!

My timeline for these projects has been pushed back due to the shelf in my room still needing to be sanded and painted. But they will get done!


Sunday, June 12, 2016

Thrift Haul: Truck Be a Lady

Let's get to it, shall we?

Gorgeous amber Bakelite beads from the 1930's, for sale here.

Vintage cotton orange and green stripe throw/tablecloth, for sale here

Metal recipe box

Got another pillow for Blixa and I found another Opening Ceremony make up bag in a different style and print!

I think Queen Blixa likes her new pillows

Knock Knock personal library kit, for sale here

Acrylic "J" picture holder, for hubby to make beads out of

Cutler cherry blossom tray

To go with the highball glasses I got awhile back.

Vintage Eaton floral scarf

It's polyester but I loved the print. I found a very functional use for this guy.

I have no idea what this is but I thought it was neat. Anyone have any clue?

Striped cork board and a wood frame

"Earth's Treasures" by Susan B. Schumacher. Original. I love when a stranger and I have the same affinity for a theme, this one being the Southwest. 

I always collect ceramics made by people vacationing in Mexico or anything Navajo, for instance, and this painting is a perfect encapsulation of the Southwest: cacti, Navajo ceramics, chili peppers, and a sombrero with a thunderbird on it.

Chair for hubby. Wood w/ mud green leather seat.

Reproduction Greek ceramic plaque.

Vintage Conway carafe

Vintage Fieldcrest muslin sheet set, for sale here.

Wood frames

Marble bookends made in Mexico

Wood coat rack

Finally got The Orchard Keeper by Cormac McCarthy, the last book I needed in my collection of Vintage editions of early McCarthy novels. Vintage only did 5 books and The Orchard Keeper was the rarest of them so I'm pretty glad my set's complete.

Got this dresser at an estate sale for a steal. 

I love the USA color scheme and I almost wanna leave it the way it is and keep it for myself but I've been looking for a dresser recently so I could do this...

Hand-painted Otomi print

I definitely have my work cut out for me, what with this dresser project and finishing my shelf project but painting for me is the best part, I actually find it fun.

Some pieces I saw at Bibles for Missions that I didn't purchase but liked.

Wood nightstand for $12

An Art Deco waterfall dresser for $89. This guy's a good price and if I hadn't purchased my current Art Deco dresser recently, this would be sitting in my bedroom right now.

Hope everyone had a good weekend!


Saturday, June 11, 2016

B12: Shelf Life

I finally sold the radio cabinet/table that I was using as my main display unit in my space. I spent today looking for replacement furniture. The dimensions I have to work with are very limited so I struggled but I managed to cob some pieces together to make my space cohesive.

Shelves haven't changed much. I added the botanicals prints and the metal boxes (there's 2) a week ago.

Also added were the Jacksons of Piccadilly tea tins, the little green recipe box, and four glass canisters with metal lids.

The bottom half of the space: the white shelf is actually a large coat rack on its side, and then there's a little green shelf and a letterpress drawer behind it. Up front is a vintage (it's from the '90s) D.M. Ferry & Co's metal sign.

Tomorrow's post will be another giant Thrift Haul post, but with knick knacks. So many knick knacks.


Friday, June 10, 2016

Thrift Haul: More Fashion!

Had another good clothing day. For instance, I found this amazing piece!

MCQ By Alexander McQueen embroidered cotton beetle dress, for sale here.

I tried it on in the store and it fit perfectly. I do love it but I'm also broke and need the money more.

Club Monaco one shoulder blouse. Now this guy I'm keeping. I remember when it was in stores and I really wanted it, but I couldn't justify $50 on another bow-adorned item that I'd never wear. This, however, was FREE, because the cashier missed it. 

Pretty sure it's the top version of this dress.

Milly chain jersey dress, for sale here.

Club Monaco wool sheath dress, for sale here.

Damn, I really like that MCQ dress. If I don't sell it I might have to find an excuse to wear it at least once.