We're excited to have a feature of Dane's old room in the Australian baby design blog Baby Space. You can check it out HERE. Meanwhile, we've been doing some major weekend thrifting for the new place.
The end of season is the perfect time to find great deals on incredible furniture around here. On saturdays, I get together with a couple of friends and we visit the local Goodwill's, yard sales and furniture thrift stores. There is something so special about collecting second-hand furniture piece -by-piece. It's the driving around and the whole experience of getting together with friends that builds a story behind each chair and picture on the wall or a coffee mug find by a dear friend that exclaims "it's so you!". It's the glassware we didn't buy in order to afford the bench I almost left behind, that makes it so special. Every drawer that was taken out and held during a story told with mounds of laughter is all a part of the new space that will be our home.
Then there are things that you bring home which are full of history and suprise, like layers of colors from trends past and perfectly preserved wood underneath it all. This chair came with a vanity and headboard - all painted the brightest turquoise of the sea. I began to strip the paint, but in the middle of the process I wiped it all down and decided to let all the layers come through. The continuation of history grows from there with each scuff and scrape all imprinted in this simple wood chair.