'Cuz Crafts are Contagious, kidnapped me, took my kids to her mother in laws house, and we went to an antique store called Haupt's Antieks for one glorious hour. Oh, it was marvelous. It was inspiring. It was beautiful. It was...cheap! Look at all the goodies I found....
This cool wall sconce is actually being used as a fancy door stop for our master bedroom. I was tired of using old shoes, jackets and books to prop our door open. Many moons ago, when I only had one baby, all the doors in our house squeaked. And I believed, as a foolish mother with only one baby will do, that those squeaky doors would wake up the baby and I oiled all of our hinges. Now, the doors just swing open and shut. They don't stay open or shut. They just swing. Freely. All the time. Thus the fancy door stop.
Next is a cool old fashioned bicycle basket. I've been looking for a wire basket for some time now, and the size and price were a perfect fit!
Are you guys fans of old windows? Chippy paint? You are?!? SO AM I!!! I've been pining for a chippy window for ages now (no, I have no idea what for, I just WANT ONE), and finally found one at this lovely store. It doesn't have windows, but in a house full of kids, that's actually just fine with me. I also found this lovely screen and love how you can see some green paint coming through the black finish. LOVE IT!
Oh chippy paint--how I love you! Right now, they are hanging out on the ledge to my stairs, but hubby pointed out that they might fall on unsuspecting heads, so I'm making plans for them. Big plans. Grand plans. Stay tuned!