Thursday, May 2, 2013

Second Hand Finds

Well at least when I don't post for a while I have a lot to update everyone on :)  We've been busy packing as much as we can. Starting to feel a little boxed in (literally) but feeling good about the progress we've made on the big move.  We settle on our current house 5/14 and then we settle on the new house 6/4, so we're going to be living with my brother and his family for 3 weeks (God bless them and so thankful that it's only 3 weeks for us and for them).

I've got lots of second hand finds to show you today that I'm pretty excited about.

But first, remember this client with these great chairs? They got shipped off to the upholsterer yesterday so things are progressing. Sometimes projects can take much longer than expected with client schedules, budgets, etc a lot of times projects happen in pieces. I'm excited to see these chairs revived with some new fabric.

This accent chair will be getting a fun animal printed fabric, and the larger club chair (not shown) is going to be reupholstered in a beautiful glazed linen. Will be sure to post some updates when they are finished.

And do you remember my love seat that I picked up recently? I've been trying to figure out what fabric I want to use on it, and I'm still waiting for a few memos to arrive to make a decision. Maybe I'll round up my picks so you can see where I'm headed with it.

The story behind this piece...I've been doing a LOT of searching on Craig's List for furniture for the new house. Sheila's going to need a few pieces for her room. I was looking for accent pieces that I knew would work well in other rooms. I came across a posting about a month ago on Craig's List and the furniture looked so familiar. It ended up being furniture from the first house we had bid on and ended up losing. How crazy is that? The owner is down-sizing and was selling a few pieces of their furniture. I remember touring their house and thinking what great pieces they had, so I knew I had to snatch this one up. My husband even commented that this piece could survive a war - it's really solid and really well-made so I'm pumped. The owner and I have had a few conversations and it's been nice to connect even though we didn't end up with their house. So that's the quick story on the love seat - small world huh?

Speaking of Craig's List...we're going to pick-up this head board tonight for Sheila's room. I really wanted to find a Jenny Lind style bed or head board, and I found a posting a few days ago, emailed the seller and Steve is heading out tonight to pick it up.  AND, $10.00!  HOLLA!

I talked to the seller yesterday and it was her daughter's head board who is now 33. I love to find unique items with a story.  

And just yesterday I stopped into my favorite local consignment shop, Phantastic Phinds, which I know I've mentioned a lot on the blog, to find this little trinket. I thought he'd be perfect for the baby's room. I think it's supposed to be a bottle opener (?) but I'm going to hang it on the wall.

And I passed up this painting but I keep thinking it would be perfect and so pretty in Sheila's new room. I would probably change up or fix the frame a bit but the colors are so pretty.

Mmmm....I might go back for it.

I'm sure I'll be back again soon with more updates. I've got a new client to update you on as well but I'll save that for a future post.


  1. Whoa, you hit the jackpot girlfriend!! I think you definitely need the painting for Sheila's room. Will you leave the headboard as is, or paint it. I'm betting you leave as is ~ it's beautiful!

  2. You're on a roll with good finds! That headboard is amazing! And, I adore the love seat sofa - the world really is so small. I also really love that rose painting. I think with a different frame it would be so cute in Sheila's room!

  3. What a great story! I look forward to seeing the transformation :D

  4. Great finds! Cant wait to see the transformations...especially loving that headboard...the spindles...the cool!

  5. Hey there! So good to hear you are making progress with packing! That must feel good. Love the headboard for Sheila!! And $10?! Can't beat that:) Yeah, I'm with Pam...are you going to paint it or leave it as is? The elephant is so cute!! Will look great in the nursery.

  6. I love hearing stories behind pieces I buy. Makes them that much more meaningful. That bed is perfect. I am storing my old Jenny Lind bed in the garage. Not sure if I'll ever use it again, but I just couldn't part with it. Good luck with the big move. Looking forward to seeing your new digs!

  7. Holly, did you work with Chairloom for the upholstery on your client's chair? Molly from Chairloom posted a pic last night on Facebook and I LOVED it!

  8. So many goodies! Excited for the weeks to pass quickly for you. I know you are ready to get in the new house.

  9. Thanks for the update Holly. You have so much going on! It's crazy to think in a few years you will probably look back on this time and think "How in the world did we manage all of that at once?!" So exciting though and looking forward to more sneak peeks and reveals!


  10. Love your finds, especially that adorable elephant! And so excited to hear more about the new house. Keep us posted!