|Posted by Angela Diaz on January 5, 2014 at 1:00 AM|
Was going through some old pictures and came across these pictures from when I took a vacation day from work to hang around downtown last summer. I vistited my favorite cafe, went to the library, and browsed through a bunch of antique shops. While I was enjoying my day, I found this chair outside of an antique shop for five dollars. I sat in it and fell in love. It leaned back at such a nice angle and seemed to fit me like a glove. I paid five bucks for it, strapped it onto my bike and brought it home where it fits in perfectly with our decor. I try not to buy anything brand new if I can help it. I love buying furniture from all kinds of places; antique stores, second hand stores, consignment shops, craigslist, etc. One day I'll post a blog entry of all the different furniture I got through these various methods. The nice thing about it is that I remember how I got each and every piece and each piece is individual. One of my favorite pieces is a wood cabinet thingy that was outside in someone's trash. It was all scratched up, had a broke hinge, the shelf was missing the pegs that held it in place and the knobs were missing. I saw potential though and took it home. I asked my friend to restore it for me. He fixed it up and it is exquisite! It looks like an expensive piece of furniture and I have it in my bedroom to store my book collection. Honestly, he only spent a few hours fixing it up and it is amazing. I absolutely love this piece and I found it in the trash! Anyway, here are the pics of the day I found my favorite chair:
Every time I see that chair I will remember my little personal vacation day.