After the unfortunate incident with nasty Craigslist woman, we went on the road to NJ in search of those infamous juntiques. We were going to be spending the weekend at the Jersey Shore anyway, so it seemed like a good time to sniff out what might be laying around.
Our first stop was a completely random find. When I was putting together the photo mosaic in the juntique post, I stumbled upon a photo of Englishtown Antiques & Used Furniture. Wiley mishmash of all types of crap? Check. Large warehouse like building? Check. Bad lighting? Check. Hmmm...looked promising. We were going to be at the Jersey Shore this weekend so a perfect opportunity to take a detour.
How did it go? Lets just say I found my new favorite store. Its exactly the type of place I had hoped to find. The sort of spot you can spend a lot of time in sorting through all sorts of this and that. And if you're lucky, you'll find just the thing you're after. And that thing won't cost a mint, so it makes it worth the time to find it and the time to restore it into something useful.
Its cold in there, so I brought my coat. And very disorganized, so I brough my patience. I'm completely sure its the type of place that's hit or miss depending upon the day you. Luckily for me, I got a hit this time.
It was one of the few times I wished we had a big pick up truck because I was definitely limited in what I could buy due to the size of our backseat. Case in point, this hutch would be amazing with some TLC, contrasting interior and lacquer paint. Alas, no room at the inn.
I did find two smaller pieces that barely fit in our backseat. The first was this nightstand that looks a little granny now but I just love the shape of it. I probably overpaid at $65 but in the scheme of things, it wasn't bad at all.
pictured in my living room as I was having too much fun to get a decent photo in situ
And of course, I love the hardware as I'm a sucker for ornate brass handles.
Now I just need to decide what color to paint it. Help! I'd love suggestions. Anyone?
I wasn't really looking for a round table but this one caught my eye from its upside down perch on top of a stack of dressers. The top of it needs some refinishing but the base is in beautiful condition. Any suggestions on what I can do to bring it back to its former glory?
Don't you love the little turned in legs? The price tag of $30 was so reasonable, I didn't even consider haggling. (Much to the shock of Mr. Limestone as he knows I drive a tough bargain)
I found this little nightstand that I know I could make great use of but we couldn't fit in the car after purchasing the other two items. Still bummed about that!
As if a cherry on top, I spotted a hobnail milk glass vase on the way out. The price tag had me grinning at just $2!! So that ended my fun afternoon in Englishtown. I can't wait to go back! Then we were off to Red Bank...