My place of work just finished up a multi-million dollar renovation which resulted in the coordination of a major Estate Sale which we have been coordinating all week. The Estate Sale begins tomorrow at 8am sharp and we expect a HUGE turnout since the venue is a famously historic building that once housed the iconic restaurant, Thompson’s Clam Bar. We have been organizing hundreds upon hundreds of pieces of furniture, paintings, fixtures, and other miscellaneous decor items for days.
One of the benefits of being an employee of the company holding just such an Estate Sale is that we were told that we were welcome to pop on down and check out the inventory in case we wanted to purchase anything.
*cue happy dance (!!!)*
Picture a kid in a candy store and that’s probably pretty close to what I looked like walking through 15,000 square feet stuffed to the brim with amazing items.
It only took me about 10 minutes to get on the phone with my wonderful husband (did I mention wonderful??) and beg that he rent the U-Haul i googled and meet me at my venue to pick up my loot. With surprisingly little grumbling, he agreed. What can I say, the man loves a good deal almost as much as i do!
So are you ready to see what I got??
this beautiful side table for $25.00
check out the details:
at first, I was dead set on doing a full furniture re-do, painting, changing the hardware….but now I can’t decide. There is something charming about the antique-y look too. I am going to live with it for a little while and see where the room design goes before I take a paintbrush to it. Here is it’s new home in our guest room:
a Williams Sonoma Home Queen-Sized tufted headboard (below) and base (not pictured because it’s too heavy for me to help Dan…currently living in our garage)
Cost: Free…be still my heart
i had no idea just how lucky i was until i got home, checked out the Williams Sonoma website and found the retail price.
Check it out
no big deal.
item #3 (and #4):
a pair of tall table lamps= $25/each
I haven’t decided whether or not i will change out the shades…what are your opinions?
i love these bases!
their new home:
i am going to tease you with the beautiful details first :)
my favorite part about this chair? I like it just the way it is…no reupholstering needing!
this chair will live in our future office
items #6- 18:
a dozen crystal glasses, 6 tall, 6 small= $5
i was drawn to the really neat design in the bottom of these glasses as soon as i saw them
items #19 & 20:
a pair of glass candlesticks (aka- fireplace/built-in decor)= free
storage unit?= $100
the minute i laid eyes on this, i knew i had to have it. I will definitely be re-doing this piece, just not sure the style I am going to go for yet. My initial thoughts are that this would make a great entry-way table for our mudroom. Maybe with some hooks above it for scarves, purses, etc. I’m still debating though…I also like the idea of this for the guest room.
someone paid a lot of money for this at one time…
total cost for all my loot= $230 plus $80 for the moving truck (mileage + $19.95 4 hour rental)