So, as you may or may not know or be experiencing in your own neck of the woods (ahhh woods, nice, shady woods...) we are creeping up on our third or fourth or seventh day over 100 degrees!!
Which means serious projects are put on temporary hiatus while we all just sit around, staring at each other, listening to the hum of our one little window unit AC and trying to move as little as possible. That is unless you're going somewhere that's air conditioned. In which case, move as quickly as possible to put your dang shoes on and blow this popsicle stand (mmmm popsicles...). One place that's air conditioned? Thrift stores. My mom and I have gone to a couple in the past week. She got a really terrific little cabinet that I was kind of jealous about even though I have no place to put it and I got some stuff too!
Namely, these chairs.
$1.48 each. They're in pretty good shape.
Why buy two chairs you may ask? Why not, I might say. But seriously, I've been meaning to do something with our dining room sitch for a while now. It's basically just a big empty room with a hand-me-down table and some Craigslist chairs. It's all well and good but I'm thinking I want a table that's a little more substantial/sturdy and Conan just happens to have one. He got it for free at a Border's back when Border's was still a thing and it's been sitting in his dad's shed ever since. It's real long and kind of farmhouse-y. I'm not quite sure what to do with it but I think I might be painting/staining it to make it a little more contemporary looking and then putting a whole bunch of different kinds of neat chairs around it like those up there. That explanation was needlessly long. I apologize. It's the heat. And also the fact that I am having the hardest time explaining what is in my head with regards to my dining room plans.
In other, semi-related news, after weeks and weeks of sporadically taking stick shift driving lessons from Conan, I finally worked up the nerve to drive his car all the way to work today and back (this is a necessity since my '83 Celebrity has bitten the big one - that's right, my car and I were the same vintage). Watch out, Lady Edith! If you've never driven a stick shift before, let me assure you, this is a big deal. So big in fact that I decided to take a little detour after work and stop by the D.A.V. thrift store. What was my reward for only killing it at one stop light?
This absolutely gorgeous marble utensil holder. It was a little pricey for my usual thrifty sensibilities but I was on the high of shifting from third to fourth without looking down at the gear mover thingy so, whatever. $15. There. I'm not proud of it. Actually, I am. It's beautiful and it completes me : )
Also, it puts me one step closer to having the kitchen completely complete which puts all of you one step closer to seeing pictures of the whole thing. Seriously. This week. It's happening. I said it out loud so now I don't have a choice, do I?
Welp, time to go and be hot. See you on the flippity-flip!