So, my newest obsession is to take something old and make it wonderful and new again (with some intervention from my husband if necessary).
For example, I've been looking for the perfect bed for my son. We were going to get him a bunk bed, but I don't think he is quite there yet. I have visions of him trying to get out of bed in the middle of the night and crashing down and breaking every bone in his body. Ikea options seem too flimsy and/or plain, plus I envision him with something that has more of a vintage feeling.
Enter my favorite used furniture store, Jubilee Furniture Co. If you want to feel like Don Draper, this is the place to go, and I mean that in the best way possible. If this store weren't part of Outreach Community Ministries, I'd suggest they get a liquor license and serve old fashioneds. But they also have newer-ish stuff, too, whatever is donated.
Side note: We just bought a groovy circa 1969 Thomasville buffet that I ADORE, which will not live in the dining room, but will instead hide toys in the family room.
Oh my goodness, how I digress!!!
So we found this awesome twin bed that has a divided shelf headboard and a wagon wheel foot board. I was doing some hardcore swooning when I saw this diamond in the rough. It looks like something Timmy would have slept in on the Lassie T.V. show from the 1950s, which is perfect because we have a collie, had a collie previously, and we foster collies.
Also, I was at a re-sale store and I found a cool old Sears typewriter for $5. It's a Sears Communicator, which I think is from the 70s or 80s, but it really makes me want to pound out a term paper on The Scarlett Letter or The Crucible while this treasure click-clacks along as I go. This thing is a loud little beast, but in this day and age of everything needing to be quieter (how can anyone function with a dishwasher with a decibel level over 45? I kid, but it's kind of true), this little purrer really shakes things up. What was really cool was that, although the ribbon in it was dry, it was still usable enough to show that the typewriter still worked properly. Score! It also came with the original case, bonus score!
But really, I didn't intend to talk about any of the things mentioned above when I started writing this post. My intention was to do an intro to the big old jewelry box that I'm redoing. I loved the quartrefoil-like pattern on the doors, and the gazillion drawers in a box that could fit on a dresser (it's only about a foot high and less than two feet long) sucked me in. I've sanded it down and decided that it will ultimately become a turquoise beauty. I've been itching to paint it, but it's been super hot and humid here, so I don't dare spray paint it outside like I'd like.
Side note: How crazy is it that I'm able to produce multiple photos of what I don't want to discuss, but I struggle of post quality pics of my featured projects? Way to go, K!