My brother just wrote me an email where he said: I like yourÂ house, its like an experiment left abandoned. He was holding the fort down and finishing up some of the details of moving until my renter got in. And maybe what he meant was that the move effort was abandoned…..Â But I immediately thought to myself “he’s so right….. It was a dabble in the art of home making and it was discontinued before it was done.” There were so many things that I still wanted to do there.
But I love new stuff and new adventures. So now I’m thinking about how to prioritize my desires for a brand new (much smaller) EMPTY home. Its gonna be a work in progress for a long time. I’m already having fun thinking about a sideboard thingy. I have had my eye on this one from IKEA since the last experiment in home making.
image from Apartment Therapy (not new anymore!)
As new and shiny and easy as that Ikea option is….Â the sideboard that Jamie is rocking at Furbish Studio has me scanning Craigslist and itching for an afternoon of freedom to hit up some local thrift stores to see if I can’t get lucky and score myself a project. (My eye is on St. Vincent De Pauls Thrift store for some super deals.)
So obviously a couch is going to be a huge consideration for the new place and I’m sure we’ll discuss that at length when its time. But I’ve realized that I’m pretty excited about what I will find in the way of bulky vintage furniture that I can paint and place in my little new home.
Is anyone out there in the Los Angeles area!? Any super tips on furniture thrift stores!?
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