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?!?!
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??
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.
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