I was a woman on a mission today, the problem with small town living is that options are limited.
On my lunch, I went to the Habitat Restore, they did have a beautiful old dresser in the style I am looking for, except it was a little too much for my budget. I just thought $150 was a bit steep for a dresser that needed refinishing.
I don't mind doing the work, I love doing stuff like that, I just thought considering the work that would be involved it wasn't worth it.
But yeah I am tempted.
Next I went to Goodwill, but they had barely anything in the way of furniture, and what they had was junk.
I had to go back to work, so I had to postpone my search by a few more hours.
After work, I picked up a couple groceries, came home, changed and I was off and running.
Next up, the used furniture store.
They had a beautiful black wrought iron gate, perfect for a headboard...SOLD of course, just my luck.
And although they had a lot of furniture, they didn't have anything that caught my eye.
I next stopped at a little junk shop, the operative word JUNK.
I walked out after a couple minutes.
Next I went to a new shop down the road, and although they had a lot of beautiful things, and I am thinking of going back tomorrow for a little green wooden chair I saw for $15.00, most of the stuff they had was priced way out of my budget.
The lady there tried to sell me a dresser that was sitting outside for $20.00, I said to her, 'The whole front is peeling off.'
'Oh, that's because it got wet.'
Lady, I thought, I wouldn't give you five bucks for that junk. I want a dresser, not a rot box.
Next I stopped at the Salvation Army, I figured what the heck.
And that's where I found this:
If you click on it, you can see the crackled style paint, and the detail of the roses.
A deal at only $5.99!
I love it, it's so pretty! So shabby chic!
And it even has a rose topper!
I want to put seed beads around the bottom edge of the lampshade, I will have to dig through my bins of craft supplies and see what I have.
Well, at least my shopping trip wasn't a total waste.
I may drive up to Virginia tomorrow and hit some of the shops up there.