Thursday, June 14, 2012
On My Way To Work, Before Stopping At The Green Shag Booth Space, I Made A Couple Of Stops At The Local Thrifts. Status: Kroehler Bedroom Set.
Seems like just about every ever time I stop in at the Florissant Salvation Army thrift store (now on Lindbergh - not in Grandview Plaza!) I find some sort of nice bedroom or dining room set! This time it's a great Kroehler 3 piece bedroom set.
It's a good looking set with many of the age appropriate bumps and scrapes you'd expect to find
on donated furniture. Nothing that a little TLC wouldn't help with. Check out the "batman" mirror!
That's kinda wild. I really like the drawer pulls and beauty rings. I'm less excited by the shape
of the legs, but hey...I'm not buying it!
A couple other issues....there is a busted off (and presumably missing) drawer pull, and that price.
If the price was a little bit better I would say snatch this set up and put some new pulls on it from
Target. But even at Target a full set of pulls would get pricey...and this is already a little pricey -
for just a dresser and chest. I know it says 3 pc. set...but does the mirror really count? If I were
buying this for my own personal use, that price might not seem too bad. And I really think this set
would clean up nice. If you like it you better get over there quick...the last dining set I featured
here ended up on eBay a few days later!
After prowling through the thrifts up by me I stopped in at the Green Shag Market to add some
items to my booth and fill it out a little. It looked a little thin last time I left it last weekend even
though it was actually pretty full so I brought in a few more items as well as some hardware to
hang some art. I had more stuff to drop off but ran out of time before I had to get to "real" work
though. Note the new pegboard "rack shelfs" that I found at the Salvation Army thrift store for
$3. I still have more stuff to tag and leave! Still, it's starting to look less forlorn, right?