Saturday, October 4, 2008

Antique Shop Finds

Today David and I went to an Antique Mall in Fairview Heights. I used to hate going to these types of places, but I've changed my ways! : )

Most of the store overwhelmed me with all of the random stuff, but my eyes were on the look out for fun furniture finds and I was lucky enough to find some.

We got there at 10 minutes til 6 and the store closed at 6--so needless to say, this was a super quick trip. Don't worry though...I still had time to take a few pics of my favorites that I spotted in 10 minutes time.

All of the following chairs cost less than $50 each! I really like them all and am trying to resist the urge to return to buy one of them!

Also, this secretary had a red 'sold' sticker on it, but it reminded me so much of the Eddie Ross {from Bravo's Top Design} secretary he re-did! I probably wouldn't have given it a second glance unless I had seen the beautiful end result Eddie produced!

My find today!Eddie's find!Eddie's fabulous secretary makeover!
The secretaries are super similar! They have the exact same window design!

We plan on going "antiquing" more---David actually likes this type of shopping because he's obsessed with books and loves to look through old ones. Score one for me : ) !


Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Love the secretary, too - we went to a rummage sale last weekend and there was a lovely secretary there as well. I was just trying to figure out where to put it.

Those chairs are all lovely - I really liked the second one.

I added you to my googlereader not too long ago, I didn't realize you were from around Fairview. I lived in Edwardsville while I was going to school and worked in Fairview Heights for a while. Small world.

J said...

I like the middle chair, love the wood work details. the cover is wild. jane

Laura M said...

Wow, I love the look of the re-done secretary! The before and afters really make me want to go find an old secretary that I can re-do!

Anna said...

I'm dying for the second chair. It would look fantastic in my living room!

Suzie said...

Hey, it's a twin! God finds, girl!

Freckles Chick said...

Fabulous finds, J! Amazing how pieces come full circle don't they? All cleaned up, these pieces would go for a lot of $ at RH or PB or ZGallerie!
I must say your H is so sweet to go antiquing, too. Mine would not make it into the car =)

Tomcon00 said...

Well, what do you know?! Home Depot, Lowe's, Garden shops, now antique shops too?!!!!!! HMMMMM, I seem to remember some saying, I would never like to go there....who was that person!?????? Do you know her? I'm trying to remember, let me see, oh yeah JOI!!!!!! Love you Mom

###### said...

I am gonna cry..can you come to Texas...please..


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