Hi there, last week I really hit the jackpot at our local Goodwill shop. I have been collecting green bottles and displaying them on an industrial piece that I picked up last spring. My daughter Michelle, who has wonderful decorating taste, has been incorporating industrial pieces into her home and I just love how it adds a modern edge to her rooms. After seeing her place, I wanted to get that look too :) I had been on the lookout for pieces that I could incorporate into my house when I came across this enormous shelving unit at the antique flea market. It came from a furniture manufacturing company ‘s warehouse that was closing its doors and selling its contents.
I loved everything about it, especially its color. I bought in and rolled it out to my SUV, then immediately panicked when I realized how big it was! Oh my, what have I done????? I didn’t seem quite that big inside the huge building I bought it in. Thankfully, I have a girlfriend whose husband has a pickup truck. Lorrie usually comes to these flea markets with me, so when I called she was so gracious and came right away to help me! What a friend! While I was waiting, I really was thinking maybe I made a mistake, shoot! My fears were calmed when Lorrie immediately loved it too. It barely fit into the truck bed, but with help from a couple of guys at the market, we got it in and drove very slowly all the way home. When my husband saw it, he could hardly believe his eyes :) He was visualizing it in the garage with all my loot on it, but he is a good sport and really does like it in our family room.
And after this week’s Goodwill find.
Notice the three large demijohns! Yes, I found them at the Goodwill. I love their texture. What do you think?
Onto another project completed this week. Have you noticed how retro chairs are on the comeback?
A couple of weeks ago I found these two chairs when I was making my rounds at the resale shops. There is something about this squared back and sleek arms that I really like! What do you think? Can you visualize them painted and with a new updated fabric? Or are you just thinking B A D, Bad, bad?
I removed the piping and cushions and painted the frame with Annie Sloan Graphite paint and finished with Briwax Dark wax. Huge improvement there…. next I beefed up the cushions and attached them directly to the chair instead of having loose cushions. Here they are now in my basement/workroom/showroom combo…..
I didn’t have two matching colorful pillows, but I do like the pop of color on them.
Close up of the details that I used to cover the staples. All the items hanging on the wall behind the chairs are vintage pieces that I have been finding and will be offering at the sale I am having in January.
One more look with different pillows….
colorful pillows one more time