I spent some time with my youngest daughter last Saturday …before our grandbaby was born on Wed….and I never got around to posting this; I thought I’d show you some of the things I skipped out …and didn’t purchase.
I am so enamored with the “Un-fitted” look in the kitchen and I’ve been looking at cupboards thinking of a way I could incorporate a STAND UP PANTRY in my kitchen. Nothing fancy… but nubby- white, and shabby- farmhouse…would be perfect.
I saw this cabinet--- I think they wanted about $20 bucks for it. Really, it had all the character you could ask for for $20 bucks and it had a farm house feel to it…
UNTIL… you opened it up. First—it had a smell in it—“OLD” smell. Nothing too overpowering, but noticeable. The other things …lots of PARTICLE BOARD. The doors were solid. But the inside, walls, and shelves…NOT!
So I passed it by…
Next… I saw this lovely piece of GLASS! with some pretty frame work around it. Weirdest thing. The front…DID NOT OPEN. only the sides and it was missing the shelves. Too much money and work…to suit my needs. (I’ve seen the gun cases turned cupboards- SLASH- curio cabinets… Love them! For the right price …I could certainly work a gun cabinet into a pantry…don’t you think?
I also saw this pair of MID-MOD lamps. $19.99 for the pair. They reminded me of the lamps my mom had when i was growing up. I was shocked to see the price tag. Kind of Brassy…
I think Brassy is coming back… is it?
This Table has clearly been sitting on it’s side… IN WATER! $14…!!! I doubt it was wood…but then again, if it were particle board, I’m sure it would be damaged much more than it was…even bubbly.
Now this little MID-Mod piece of cabinetry… really had some charm to it. I like the doors. Don’t you think removing the glass from these doors and adding lace curtains…or even better…CHICKEN WIRE, would be dreamy?
Not to mention some nice paint on it…to give it that up to date feeling. Simple White paint…and chicken wired, you’ve got yourself a nice little farmhouse cupboard!
I think the center, which most definitely would have been for a TELEVISION in days gone by…would be the perfect place for a coffee bar!
Or…so wonderfully, chippy, rusty, metal SIGNAGE… advertising would look so good on the back of this piece…don’t you think?
I didn’t have the money for it…let alone the space. But It would be lovely in a kitchen like mine with not nearly enough cabinetry… I think it had a price tag of $150 as is…
I’m so surprised more and more, when I go to thrift stores now days—the prices are rising there too. But all in all… I like shopping thrift stores, and somehow the idea of giving something old, new life—rather than purchasing something NEW, Made in China, and probably cheaply made, at that…just makes me feel better about my purchases.
I did purchase something while I was out…and I didn’t spend much on it.
I’ll show that later in the week. I didn’t buy any furniture that day—let’s face it…I have enough furniture projects going on here in my home right now. I don’t have time for anything else. Until I’m done with these. Also… I have a SETTEE post coming up.
Have you noticed prices in thrift shops going up where you live? Do you set a limit on used items when you’re shopping? Also… do you let the owner operator know what you think about their pricing…? I’m just curious, because they are running a business and a lot of times the merchandise is donated items. Any thoughts on that?
"Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come." ~2 Corinthians 5:17