Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thrifted Thursday: Habitat ReStore

Took a trip to our local Habitat for Humanity ReStore this morning. If I had known it was going to be so gigantic, I'd have brought my camera to show you all the cool stuff there. I went in to it thinking that all they had would be used building materials, but there was so much more!  Imagine a gigantic salvage yard with furniture, books, mountains of LPs, housewares, etc. Not to mention at least 3 pink powder room sinks, for those of you with pink bathrooms. If there's one near you and you've never been, go check it out ASAP!!!

It was really a scouting trip to find out if there was any furniture worth buying for my brother's new house. There definitely was- some pieces of 40s moderne furniture which would be perfect for a bachelor pad. I don't know if "moderne" is the right descriptor or not -I wouldn't call it 50s/60s "modern"- but it has some elements of that angularity. I seem to see a lot of it in a dark cherry finish, which will fit in well with his paint colors (the house is being painted right now).

So by now you're wondering, 'OK, but what did you buy', right? ;)

Well, even though I've kind of sworn off buying things lately, I always am looking for glass refrigerator dishes. I did find a cute aqua Pyrex 502 with a lid for $2 (if you don't know what that is, head over to my friends at The Pyrex Collective ). There's no photos because it is in the sink taking a nice warm bubble bath; it looks like something burned on to the edges! But I'm sure with a little TLC it will be as good as new and I get to replace some more of my old yucky plastic containers!


  1. I had to smile when I read how you think of mid-century furniture as being appropriate for a bachlor pad - I couldn't agree more! It's always struck me as very adult furniture, for some reason, and not as family friendly. Not sure why, but that's how it registers in my mind. Isn't it fun to go looking, though, if you don't buy? And congrats on the Pyrex find....I love the old colored glass!

  2. The main fixture in our upstairs bath is from one of those stores, and I found some good hardware there, too...the red plastic-coated hooks I used in my kitchen to hang some of the frequently-used kitchen utensils.

    If you're up for and can stand the mess, they're a great place to go.

  3. I have been meaning to get over to our Habitat for Humanity store, now you just reminded me! I have a handful of projects to do on the cheap. Its a great place to find stuff for less!