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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Thrift Store Finds

I have had quite a successful time this week at the local St. Vincent du Paul Thrift store. It has taken me some time, but I have finally found some decent thrift stores in my area. St. Vincent du Paul is by far my favorite. Not only does it have great cheap stuff, but it is a "real" thrift store. They keep their prices low by having a different church staff the store with volunteers each day of the week. Not only that, but this place really helps people. I was in there one time and a guy came in with a bill he couldn't pay. They took some information from him and wrote a check to pay the bill.So I found the buffet that I was looking for to store my dishes and table linens. It is a little over-powering in the room, but we just need to move things around a little bit. It's a little darker than we wanted, but it is so beautiful and eventually we could change the stain. It's hard to see the details in the photos, but it is carved and stuff.
It came as a set with this piece. I don't have any idea what to do with this piece. We were thinking it could be our new liquor cabinet. It's gorgeous!

Okay, this next thing is really fun. It is a changing table, but I already have one and so I am going to clean it up and use it to store legos. Then if people with small kids are visiting I can have it closed up like this:

And when the kids are ready to play I can open it like this:

Not sure if I will keep the top pad on or not. I guess it will depend on how clean I can get it. It would be nice for the kids to have a place to set their lego creations after they are built.

1 comment:

Annie said...

i love them! they should fit in with the hall tree. and you're right...when you've got a really nice piece like that, you can always refinish if you want. It's worth it when your furniture is well built and made out of, you know, actual wood instead of pressboard.