Monday, July 07, 2008

we have been largely furniture-less for the past month, looking for a new entertainment center and bookshelves. you know, something that is not 3rd hand and falling apart and hideous.

on saturday my neighbor told us about this warehouse less than a block away from us that carries furniture (not couches, mind you, nothing with fabric on it) and it's all antique-y and original looking (their tag is "furniture with soul").

craig said, "isn't that place way expensive?" but we went anyway, because it was close.

and it was fabulous! i wanted to buy half the store. there were no bookshelves that were just perfect but i found a hutch thing that will suit really nicely for an entertainment center (we're picking it up this saturday) and we also fell in love with this piece, which we really weren't looking for at all but i HAD been wanting another "chair" eventually:

i can't help it! i think it's fabulous! the thing's older than dirt, and broken in places, and this hideous green painted design has been half-sanded off the front parts. but i love it. I'm going to make a cushion for it, and some pillows. craig calls it "the conan throne".

also, it's a trunk. do you see that darker spot in the upper left corner inside there? that's the spot i cleaned before i took the picture. took me almost 10 minutes to wash 6 square inches. and my rag was crusted with mud. this baby is DIRTY!

Yay!

3 comments:

Gurgy said...

WOW what a fabulous find!!! I am sooooo glad I do not live near you I would be broke shopping there lol!

Allison said...

With that trap door, I almost wonder if it was some sort of commode chair...

Jen said...

it's a potty chair, hon....
(i am totally serious)