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?
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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)