I went to the ReStore Habitat for Humanity on Saturday to poke around and just get out of the house. A highlight (lowlight?): Looking at a stack of granite countertops that were on the floor tilted against some cabinets, I reached to move two of the pieces in the front to look behind them — and both big pieces crashed down on my toes. Irony: A granite countertop tried to kill me!
Fortunately, I pulled my foot back pretty fast so only a few outside toes — on my left foot — got smushed. Nothing’s broken, just very black and blue. I’m kind of a klutzy these days.
Photo dump, pretty much in order of my trip through the ReStore:
Above: Clay pipes, $5 each. Use these for plants!
A nice gray sink.
Lots of chrome bathrooms accessories.
Look everywhere: See that scalloped mirror?
Nice porcelain ceramic bathroom accessories. I almost bought these to sell online. But I put them back. I have no time or inclination to sell things online, who am I kidding?
Big ole three-section mirror in a wood frame.
Lots of twin- and full-sized beds. One day, “when I have nothing else to do”, I want to make a garden bench out of one of these.
Double robe hooks — these were nice. I also had these in hand to flip online. But I took them back; see above.
My favorite aisle: The hardward aisle!
Hammered copper hardware.
Lovely bedroom furniture.
Sexy late 60s or 70s dining room set.
Me love black lacquer.
A mid mod piece!
Old Lane cedar chest with labels still on it — BUT, I told the ReStore staff that these had been recalled and are, I think, illegal to sell — children can get locked inside and suffocate!
IMPORTANT: See/CLICK >> this story for the news release about the recall of Lane and Virginia Maid chests — in this news release, the company and CPSC provide instructions what to do immediately and how to get new replacement latches for free. The ReStore team looked it up while I was there and said, “You’re right,” and pulled this chest from the floor.
UPDATE: A number of readers are leaving comments on how to handle this issue; I am not approving the comments because when it comes to SAFETY issues, I want readers to consult with properly licensed professionals how to handle. In this case: Read the original CPSC news release HERE for instructions what to do immediately and how to contact the company to get new replacement latches for free.
This style — Casbah — is very mainstream-popular today.
A big ole dresser. It weighed a gazillion pounds. I think it’s cool.
Okay, again not midcentury, but very pretty.
I like looking at the woodpile, too. I could make something cool with these maple posts, for sure!
Five cents each for the switchplate covers.
Oooooh, very nice: All-steel Handyman Miter Box and look at that wonderful orange paint!
What did I buy: Some swag lamp chain, $3… three New Old Stock electric plug switchplate covers, on special sale for five cents each!… $5 for dollhouse picket fences, stairways and bric brac… some glider thingies, $1, to go on the bottom of barstool legs… and some picture hanging hardware and L brackets @ $1. I love the ReStore!