I’m so excited because we’re finally renovating our bathroom!! We’ve been in our little city cottage for about 4 years now, and all that time we’ve lived with a horrendous bathroom. I’ve dreamed about what I want and – now that Brian has demo’d the space – it’s time for me to source out all the special things I’ve imagined. On a budget of course!
With that in mind, I took a trip to a local vintage & junk shop looking for the perfect cabinet or dresser to convert into a vanity.
And returned home with…
A totally fun occasional table!
I also found these brass pieces – a vase and a bowl.
I have no idea why I bought them except that at first glance I saw a DIY project in them. They were calling to me to be transformed! Good thing my impulsive purchase only cost me $5 total ;-)
Have you noticed a resurgence in antique brass and gold in hardware, fixtures, frames and pretty things for the house? What do you think? Would it work in your home?
Drop by on Friday to see what I did with them!
This is the second time I’ve dropped into this particular vintage/junk shop. It’s an itty bitty place, packed to the ceiling with stuff! There’s a small path into the shop and standing there in the middle of things can be very overwhelming. But if you take the time and look closely, treasures are found. Really! :-)
Like this one:
I was so happy to find this vintage oak desk chair… it’ll be perfect for the home office I’ll be decorating in the next few months! This particular chair was sitting upside-down in a corner and buried by other chairs stacked on top. When I saw the aged oak I said to Paul, the shop owner, “What’s that?” After shifting a few things out of the way he lifted this chair out and… WOW! I offered him $50 and he took it. How lucky am I?!
Speaking of luck, take a look at this $25 find…
I didn’t see this beauty at first, but funny enough it was sitting right in front of my eyes. Like I said, it takes a few minutes to actually SEE things in Paul’s shop. This is so not a store you casually stroll into and out of again because you’ll never see the treasures!
My new crystal lamp (heavy enough for Col. Mustard to effectively use in a game of Clue!) will eventually be placed in our guest bedroom, another room that I plan to be decorating in the next few months.
I can’t wait to share my plans for this bedroom with you!!
In the mean time, take a look at how the lamp is going to look sitting on the bedside table :-)
So did I find a cabinet that we can transform into a vanity for our bathroom?
But I did come home with a new collection of treasures!!