So, I was bragging about my bargain weekend yesterday, but what I didn’t tell you is where I found everything. Well, a local non-profit in Austin, the Settlement Home, has an annual garage sale to raise money. And, this is like no garage sale I’ve ever been to. People come in droves looking for a sweet deal in the huge convention center type location the sale is held. They have a wide variety of items to choose from, but my eye was on the furniture. Within 5 minutes of being there, I found something I wanted. But, I get anxious in new situations and I wasn’t really sure how it all worked, so I milled around for a while before I finally got the courage to go up to one of the volunteers to let her know that I wanted to buy something, and to ask her what the process was. She wrote my name on the ticket and told me I had one hour to pay for it before it would be back on the market. Phew! That was easy enough. So what did I find?
This (don’t mind Molly’s tail in the corner of the picture):
For $25! Score! I was hoping to find more chairs to complete my dining room vision, but there wasn’t anything else I wanted. Until I found the best find there, my brand new hutch! I’ve been lusting after 60’s style furniture for a while now. I’m always on the hunt for a dresser that fits this image, and finding something for my nearly empty dining room was even better. When I flipped over the price tag, I was shocked. $40?? Seriously? That’s it?? For this? I had to leave it momentarily to make sure it was ok to buy. I was terrified that some vulture was going to swoop in and steal it from me, and Sean was in the book section. I tried calling him on his cell phone, but no luck. So, I took my chances and walked off to get him. Not even 60 seconds later, I walked back to a lady buzzing around the hutch. No!! But, thankfully she walked away. Sean went and flagged someone down to let them know we wanted to buy it. While he was gone, that same lady came back and was really disappointed that we were buying it because she was just about to do the same.
Ok, so enough chatter, here it is:
It has regular sets of drawers on each side, but the middle opens up a little differently:
I decided it’s a good spot to store wine:
Ok, so the question is, do I paint it? Initially, I thought there was no way I was going to have it sit in my house as it was, but once I got it in, I thought it looked pretty good on its own. If I were to paint it, I was considering grey. I still want to do a wallpaper wall behind it. So I’m conflicted. What do you think?