just thought i would share with you some recent grarage sale/goodwill/antique store finds. finding cool things in unexpected places is one of my absolute favorite things to do.
i found this little gem at a garage sale last saturday. i wasn't even planning on going garage sale-ing that morning. in fact, i was on my way to the gym when i saw the garage sale sign and it was like an out of body experience. it's like i lost the ability to think logically (this is what usually happens when i decide to go antiquing). my hands took over and followed the garage sale signs. garage sales can be hit or miss, and this one was a hit. it is the perfect size for a coffee table. i love brass details on the corners and the picture doesn't show the cute casters that it sits on. it just needs to be pressure washed and its good to go!
i know this chair doesn't look like much now, but just you wait until it's reupholstered. i plan on taking off the skirt to expose the tapered legs. i found it tucked in a corner at goodwill, which actually made me sad. no one wanted to give him a chance. don't worry little buddy, i'm going to make you awesome again, i can see your potential. what attracted me to him was his proportion and curved arms. hold up. i just realized how weird i am (okay, that's a lie- i am very well aware that i am extremely odd) but the fact that i think of furniture as people is concerning.
i found this antique lantern at an antique store in cambria. i plan on collecting a few of them at various heights and grouping them around our outdoor living space.
this handcarved "hand" chair was also found at an antique store in cambria. i can't even begin to express to you how awesome it is. it stands about 3 feet tall and will look great in the corner with some books stacked on top.
we are moving into a little beach cottage february 1st! be expecting some before/progress/after photos in the near future.