Browsing Category: Finds

Popping Tags at the Restore Store – Spring 2015

About once a month I take a little detour to check out the pieces at my local Restore Habitat for Humanity Store.  If you remember, this is where I scored the HUGE pile of cabinets that later became The Mother.

So really, you just never know what you’re going to walk out of there with!!

And spoiler alert… I did come out pretty darn happy with one of these pieces. Try to guess!!

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Chandelier with potential! $25
Dresser $195 Remind me why I didn’t buy this beautiful thing?!?
Woven Shelves $20
Cabinet with brass handles (so much nicer in person) $200
Chair $50
Tiles in chocolate $1 each
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Chaise (take the skirt off!) $150
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Bench with gold metal legs – $100
Desk Chair with Wood detail $45
Awesome side board $495 Imagine all the cool glassware you could store here!!
Pair of Side Tables $140
Red Velvet $65

These are the listed prices but if you ask nicely you can usually get a bit taken off the top.

Like Red Velvet??  I did too, so I snagged ‘er up for $40!

I couldn’t resist those shell details!

And neither could Cruz, one of my twins… the other was the opposite of amused.


Actually that’s us at Sprout’s, but that’s how we roll… Slow and loco.

Do you frequent any great spots for gently used treasures?!?

Happy Creating!  Jessica


I’ve Done It. Have You?

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?!?!

It is!!

IMG_2494Check 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??

IMG_2499I 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.

1830492_lYes, 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

Have you Poached It?

Maybe this is old news, but me thinks not.

You must get a “Poach It” button.  Like now.  For reals.  (Even the 90’s in me is coming out, I’m so digging it!)


Well, because you can track the price of products that you like but might not buy unless they were on sale.

So cool.

So necessary, right?!  And, AND they even send you coupons.  Mind Blown.

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You’ll go to and pick some stores to follow… you can see from my current home page that I’m following Target and World Market amongst others.

Then you’ll get a button for your header so that while you’re on Overstock or whatever you just click on the button and it will add it to your feed automatically.

How freaking easy is that?!?

Then you can track the product and even put in a target price.

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When it goes on sale or there’s a coupon, you’ll get a sweet little email alerting you.

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I have been poaching all kinds of things and I’ve really enjoyed it so far.  Obvs, there are a few holes… I really wanted these boots and when I got the alert my size was no longer available.  Tears!!  And it’d be even better if they would track all stores with the same item (like the boots I’m obviously not over).

But hey, it’s a start and I just love getting a smoking hot deal!!

Don’t you?!?

Happy Creating!  Jessica