I had read a few blogs that had mentioned Habitat for Humanity's "Restore," which is essentially a thrift store whose proceeds go to H for H. I decided to Google it to see if there were any in my area, and lo and behold, there was a Restore only a few miles away.
Let me tell you, this place is a well-kept secret. I cannot believe I had never heard of it before. If I knew what was in store for me, I definitely would have taken my camera. But alas, I was unaware, and therefore armed with only my iPhone.
This was my view as I walked in. It was as if the heavens opened, and the angels sang.
I've had my eye out for a pair of caned arm chairs. They didn't have any, but still, their selection was amazing. I have high hopes that some day soon I might score a pair there.
The dresser with the mirror on top is a style called "waterfall." When I was in high school, my mom bought me a bedroom set of vintage waterfall furniture that looks just like this. Love it!
I kept walking by this dresser. I'll bet I could find a place for it. Just needs a new paint color.
This desk will DEFINITELY be mine, hopefully next weekend when I return with a bigger car. I love the hardware. I'm thinking I'll paint the desk, maybe a grayish-blue, and spray the hardware with some oil-rubbed bronze. Or maybe I'll go a little nuts and paint it emerald green or peacock blue. We'll see.
Look at the cute paper that's lining the desk drawers. Just another reason to love it.
I think this gorgeous buffet may make it home with me, too. It would look great in my foyer. Needs a little loving, though. Maybe I'll paint it black. What do you think?
Have you ever been to a Restore?