What the heck am I not so subtly referring to? Well, ssshhhh, don’t tell anyone but I just recently grabbed a few pieces off furniture off the street.
Okay, so I know a lot of people do it, but honestly, I’m new into this world.
But what could I do when I saw this sticking out of a pile of rubble in front of one of the most eccentric houses in the neighborhood?!?!
Wait! No, it couldn’t be bent plywood?!? Or could it?!?!
Check out the curves on her!!
As soon as I grabbed the chair I knew. It’s a Thonet.
Exhibit A – A 1stdibs listing for said chairs at $2,200 for 4.
Omg, omg, omg, omg.
Granted, it had gotten a bit of love from the dog (in the form of bite marks) but over all, it’s not in too bad shape. I can’t wait to see what’s under the upholstery!!
Anyone know what I should do with Sparky’s little chew toy? Wood filler seems like a bad idea…
Okay, so I scored on my first attempt. I figured that I’d drive by again a few days later to check out the crazy pile… which wasn’t so crazy any more.
Insert me kicking myself.
But, I did see a kinda sweet dresser/console.
Insert me dragging Ed to help muscle it into the SUV.
What do you think??
I don’t exactly know what happened but we could only find 5 drawers… Angry tears!!
Like, who takes a drawer?
Still, I think she’s pretty beautiful and so Mad Men chic. It’s not exactly like the dresser below, but it was the best example I could find this morning… This one is $1,500 in great condition.
Yes, I realize that mine is in horrible, missing condition but ‘cummon, it’s still pretty freaking cool. Am I right?!?!?
And get this, while we were searching through the rubble for those missing drawers, a little boy, probably about 7, literally walks out of the house. My heart stops. My face turns red. Him? He struts right by us, calm as a cucumber, as if the 2 of us there taking his cast-offs is the most natural thing in the world.
So, Ed says, “Hey there little buddy! Got some of these drawers in your house?”
omg. omg. omg. omg.
I swear, sometimes I just love that man. I laughed my ass off as soon as I got in the car… hell, I’m still cracking up about it.
Have you ever scored something amazing off the street?? DO TELL!!
Happy Creating! Jessica