So Good I Almost Didn't Share {A Thrift Store}

>> Thursday, August 18, 2011

A couple of weeks ago I discovered that one of Mr. Sabbe's guy friends from the hospital, who lives in Beacon Hill, drives an enormous pick up truck. If you are familiar with Beacon Hill, you know pick up truck drivers are rare. It's hard to park a Mini Cooper in Beacon Hill, much less a pick up truck. But within about 5 minutes of this discovery, Mr. Sabbe's crazy, junk store loving wife calls to see if she can borrow this truck for a day. My mom was in town, free baby sitter, so it was perfect. I made the biggest used stuff voyage of my life.

First I went south and bought a pop up trundle bed frame for Remi's room for $100. I thought that was a great deal, now this week I see the same one on Craig's List for $50. Don't you hate that? Although we've already had company sleep in it (we bought new mattresses) So that was worth $50. I plan on making an upholstered head and foot board like this....

Then I went east and someone's nanny helped me load these in the back of the truck, $50 for two. Campaign furniture, I cannot get enough of you...
They both need a coat of paint and a little polish on the hardware. 

Then I headed over to Framingham and picked up this, also $50. It's solid wood.
Hang with me, I have a vision.
We currently have our dvd player and cable box sitting on a bench next to the dresser where we keep our tv. I know as soon as my little man gets mobile, this is not going to work anymore. So I am going to paint this guy, then remove the woven looking wood panels from the doors and replace it with chicken wire, and of course new hardware.  My first thought was glass for the doors, but that did not seem super baby friendly either. I found and liked this image...
I'm also really loving an accent interior paint like this

But the big find was not the random stuff I gathered, it was the store I found the last piece in. Re-Home Expo, in Framingham. If I did not already have a packed truck I could have gone nuts in this store.  Here are a few terrible iphone images. 
 I think this thing was like $100.
 And this piano stool swiveled up and down. If you've been reading, you know, I'm kind of obsessed with stools like that right now.
And this one may just be me, but I could see this guy polished up and looking awesome in an eclectic living room. I can't remember, but I think it was only $50. Brass is back...
So ReHome Expo, 49 Mellen St. Framingham, MA 01702. You. are. welcome.
If I go there next time and all the good stuff is gone, I know who to blame.


abode love August 18, 2011 at 10:15 AM  

I am completely overwhelmed by jealousy over your shopping spree... holy cow! What AMAZING finds! I cannot WAIT to see what you do with all of these pieces! Hooray for trucks!

Annelise August 18, 2011 at 10:40 AM  

You are impressive!! I love all those pieces.

Do you know crocodile tears keyse? She posts the best of Boston craiglist, our own little Beantown AT scavenger.

pve design August 18, 2011 at 10:56 AM  

love your finds thrifty and clever you.
love that last image, prey tell where it is from?

courtneyoutloud August 18, 2011 at 12:34 PM  

damn chica - i need to move to Boston :)

LindsB August 18, 2011 at 1:11 PM  

woah, look at all of your finds!! Major SCORE!

redbrickbuilding August 18, 2011 at 8:13 PM  

Love the campaign pieces.

Do you know Consignment Galleries in Somerville. It's very hit or miss (usually miss for me) but I once hit it out of the park: A beige linen and crewel upholstered armchair that was both perfectly proportioned and comfy (and all of $150). Your Framingham find reminds me of it.

Kellie Collis August 19, 2011 at 2:07 AM  

Lovely finds! Have a gorgeous day, Kellie xx

kendi August 19, 2011 at 10:36 AM  

OMG - I've been holding out on getting a swivel piano stool thingy...I stalked them on Craigslist for a while, and there are quite a few. I haven't given in to a purchase yet, but I want one for my "office" area at home. only thing is I have to actually work at my office before I can justify the purchase....

Marianne {Style For Living} August 19, 2011 at 11:10 AM  

Sounds like you had the best time shopping. You really found some amazing pieces! xo

Saara {} August 19, 2011 at 11:15 PM  

great deal for the campaign dressers!! and I'm loving your vision for the tv cabinet....will look amazeballs.

Haus and Home August 30, 2011 at 11:01 PM  

I think I said this last time you went and found good stuff, but I want to go to that store! Great finds!

jonahliza September 13, 2011 at 12:59 AM  

i love the chicken wire shelving. great post. i love good finds!

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