Friday, June 1, 2012

The RE-Store

Do you have a place you go when you need a mini get-away?  Some women go shoe shopping, me, I go the RE-Store.  I'm lucky enough to live about a mile from one!

This RE-Store is a little different from the other ones I've been too because they accept furniture in addition to building materials.  The front of the store is a furniture thrift store!!!  The back warehouse and lot are dedicated to donated building materials.

Last Tuesday I wandered in to purchase a toilet paper roll holder center (for $.25!)  I've also purchased blinds, furniture, wood scraps, tools and all sorts of other things there.  In addition to the TP holder I also found one of these for $5.00.  Anyone know what it is?  We'll I'll tell you that their normal price is $23 and it is going to come in very handy for an upcoming project!

I am currently FULL on furniture, so until a piece or two sells I'm not buying anything, but I thought I'd snap a few shots on my phone of awesome finds on my last trip.

Check out this couch!  I'm guessing it MUST have spent most of its life under plastic in a grandma's parlor.  It was in incredible condition.  

Here's a close up of the embroidery.  Can you imagine a room designed around this sofa?  And guess what they wanted for it?  $200. Yep.  I hope it finds a nice, *childless* home.

For those hard core vintage lovers out there-  This one is beyond my ability to truly love, but it could be quite the conversation piece in the right room.

I ran over to this pair of lamps when I saw them.  Aren't they beautiful.  They are the real thing, however, someone at the RE-Store knew that too.  They had a $225 price tag for the pair on them.  Too rich for my pocket book, but I enjoyed looking at them.
The cabinet under them is quite lovely too. 

This lamp was solid wood and I though it would be awesome painted chartreuse!  It was $12. 

There is also a room, a good sized room, full of hard wired lighting fixtures.  There is always something interesting in there.  I saw this one and knew that Mandi @ Vintage Revivals could have made this baby sing.  (Living in a rental kind of limits my over head lighting options.  Boo!)

Well, what do you think?  Am I crazy for going to the RE-Store just for the FUN of it?  Where do you love to go browse for fun things?


  1. You're almost making me regret getting rid of my orange rocking chairs:

    They would've created a dreadfully matched livingroom combined with that couch.

  2. I dragged the kids to our Habitat for Humanity resale shop a couple of weeks ago. I made it out with lots of ideas and a gallon of paint for our front door. It was a great outing!! I even learned that ours in S Seattle has a comfy chair in the ladies room perfect for nursing. Hooray for unexpected hospitality. :)

  3. Where Is this store? Would you mind providing the full address? Thank you!

  4. Flo, here is the address. I tried to email it to you, but your reply email is not enabled. :(
    3731 Pacific Avenue in Forest Grove, Oregon.


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