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Friday, March 25, 2011

More Awesome Coolness at the Salvation Army in St. Charles. The Wild Print Sofa Was Gone But There Was Plenty To Replace It. Status: Fast Becoming THE Thrift Score Shop?

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Dang, there was a lot of cool furniture at the St. Charles Salvation Army this afternoon! We stopped by since we were in the neighborhood picking up project supplies at a place called Leftovers, Etc. for the Girlfriends work. It's a neat place for all you crafty folks! Anyway, check out the cool stuff that found it's way to the Salv. Army.

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That's a good lookin' chair, right? I didn't see a price tag on it but it didn't look like

anybody was buying it up. I came real close to dragging it home with me. It needs

a little tightening up as some of the joints were kinda loose but the upholstery

looked great. Again...not for everybody. Kinda wild. Kinda crazy.

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Need a swivel club chair? Maybe you could use this bright and popping seat! It

has a little wear on the piping on the right arm but it doesn't stick out like a sore

thumb. I think it could be lived with...at least if you could the crazy print!

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Hows about a retro cedar chest? I'm digging the asymmetrical design and the

limed oak finish. Too bad we already got our chest. I would have thought real hard

about bringing this home. Why do you suppose they included locks on most of

these? I thought that things were different in the old days and you could leave

your front door open when you left for Europe or whatever. This would also look

great repainted.

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I've been thinking real hard about getting into this market. This is a beautiful sofa

to begin with but with a brush and a can of paint the eclectic modern side could be

brought out. I wouldn't touch the upholstery since it's in such good condition. I'd

just figure out a cool color to paint the wood. Maybe Satin Black with Silver

accents? Check out these examples of a similar re-done sofa Here, a dresser of

similar design Here, another sofa Here, and a table turned desk Here.

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This would make a great TV stand or used as intended as a small china hutch. I

didn't see any glass for the doors sitting around so you'd have to get some made

or live without. The drawers didn't slide out smooth but what do you want for $25?!

It's still a cool bookshelf or whatever! Just a little too rough for Mr. Modtomic. I'm

getting a bit picky. Then again the Garage is pretty "well stocked" (ridiculously full)

these days.

4 comments:

  1. You would be great at turning antique furniture
    into more modern cool! You have a good eye and your projects always look professional! Thanks for giving me something to look forward to every morning!

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  2. Love that first chair with the orange-y floral upholstery and the china cabinet thing. I would have taken both home. Your thrift stores kill me! I've been to 6 in the last 2 days and nothing, I mean NOTHING. ;(

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  3. Oooh how i wish that our car was working :) I would love to see the St. Charles SA but it's too far away :( But maybe that's a good thing...

    Ps. Tanks for all the photos you upload, It's always fun to "browse" those places through your blog!!

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  4. I am so jealous of all the shelving units you've been finding lately for great prices. I've been looking for one but never find one. I would've totally bought this one if i wasn't 3 hours away!

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