I know you're incredulous, seeing as I share GOBS of stuff each week that I've purchased. It's probably hard to believe that I ever pass anything up. But really, I do. Sometimes I show heroic restraint - I swear. :)
Today, I thought I'd share a few things that I've managed to resist in my thifting over the last few weeks. I'm hoping that photographing these things and sharing them with you will somehow make me feel better and second-guess myself less. (That'll totally work, right?)
Yesterday, I spotted this bamboo and rattan chair at Goodwill. I actually spotted it from the parking lot, if I'm being honest. I full intended to buy it. I loved the way the lattice pattern of the bamboo extends all the way to the floor on the sides.
It was a nice, heavy, sturdy chair. Imagine it spray-lacquered with something cool -- black, or maybe emerald green -- with a new cushion, of course. And I'm actually looking for a chair for my living room. It's not quite what I had in mind, but still...
In the end, I was deterred mostly by the price. $40 is not expensive for a chair, but it's pricey for a Goodwill chair. Especially when it needs a complete overhaul and new cushions. Plus, I have waaaay too many unfinished projects in my house already. So, sadly, I left it behind.
Speaking of chairs, here's another cool one that I was tempted to purchase a week or so ago.
It was in a local junk store and immediately caught my eye. What makes it, of course, is that tiger print seat. That's silk velvet, folks. Just stunning in person. It was $125, but I know I could have negotiated it down. Really a statement piece, right?
In the end, I passed it up because I can't really have tiger print upholstery in my living room along with my leopard print rug. We'd be talking major Vegas-level tacky. As beautiful as it is, it just isn't right for me. Sigh....
Finally, check out this amazing table I spotted in the same Goodwill as the bamboo chair:
I made that rare gasping sound that means you've found something amazing and you're willing to tackle anyone who gets to it before you do -- my fellow thrifters know what I mean. It was seriously love at first sight. Heavy, unlaquered brass with just the perfect amount of golden patina. A classic shape. It's really perfect. PERFECT. And only $15!
Why oh why did I leave this piece behind, you might ask? Honestly, I'm not entirely sure. I really don't need it. Yes, I still haven't decided on a second end table for my new living room, but I fear I'm approaching brass overload in that space. And I truly don't have room for one. more. table. in the rest of my house. I'm on occasional table overload right now. But still....
Maybe I need to go back tonight, just to visit it.....
How about you? Do you allow yourself to bring home all of the vintage treasures you come across while thrifting? Anything you've left behind that you still regret?
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