Do you guys like thrifting? I sure do. Elsie and I joined my friend Beth for a good ole treasure hunt through some stores in Asheville. Beth takes tired old furniture and gives it a new life through her little business, Re-deemed. We set out last week to find some pieces for her to, well, redeem.
We started off at the massive Habitat Restore in Asheville. It’s huge!
In addition to the warehouse space there’s a more finished store. We saw some very cool pieces. Old mantels…
Leather chairs from the Grove Park Inn
Vintage school desk and chair
Antiques on display for a silent auction
A pair of marble top end tables. Wouldn’t these be fabulous painted? Those carved details would pop, and the marble tops would shine against a pretty blue.
The books/music/art section was impressive.
They had quite a bit of original art. My favorite was this oil painting.
It was $75, so I left it there. I did buy an old $1 gilded frame. You’ll hear more about that in my next post.
Next we went to The Screen Door. I chuckled this morning when I opened my Google Reader and saw that Rhoda posted about being there, too. It really is an incredible place, if you’re into antiques and unique decor. We got some good ideas for our own DIY projects. Some of my favorites…
This gigantic white candelabra greets you as you walk in.
Check out the colors on those spools. And that light fixture is a metal bucket upside down, with holes poked for the light to come through. Adorable.
Vintage wooden odds and ends create a map
Same with denim!
Here’s a neat way to hop on the letters trend…
This little boat was so precious. I think it was from an old amusement park ride of some sort. I can see it as a piece of folk art in a large room.
Mid century chairs
I love the way they’ve hung these chairs on the wall.
I fell in love with this miniature doll’s bed. I should have put Elsie in the pic to give you perspective of the size.
These Xs and Os were stamped on upholstery webbing. Love that! You could easily stamp out text for a banner along it. Pottery Barn used it as a Christmas tree garland…I’m saving that idea for next year.
Elsie politely let us know she was ready for some lunch (ha), so we wrapped it up and moved on. She’s getting much more active and vocal lately. Especially when we’re out. Here’s Beth entertaining her so I could eat.
After a few more stops we grabbed coffee and a treat at West End Bakery.
Beth ended up with a few good pieces, and we all had a fun time. It’s always nice to have a girl’s shopping day.
Oh, and date night on Friday was great, too! We had some yummo oysters at Hobnob.
Our friend Shelley’s all-girl band played…The Sundogs. They were excellent!
Between their sets we walked over to see another friend playing. Here’s Naren, an awesome musician. He just released a great new album:
Fun times had by all this weekend! I’m stoked about my $1 frame, but would have loved to score a find like Rhoda’s. She mentioned near the bottom of her post finding a thrift store near The Screen Door that had amazing prices. I’ll have to scout that out soon.