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Habitat ReStore Bloggers Field Trip #2

Hi there!  Hope you guys had a fabulous weekend.  I was up and at 'em early on Saturday for our second Habitat Bloggers field trip.  We always have such a blast. 
Metrolina ReStore bloggers: Donna Scott, Lauren Shaw, me, Rachel Sutherland and Jennifer Burnham (not pictured)
I'm usually not the biggest fan of group shopping, but I must say this group is pretty compatible.  We all appreciate vintage, but in very unique ways.  More to come on that later, as we intend to capitalize on that uniqueness with a few local events.  Stay tuned...

This trip took us north to the Habitat ReStore of Cabarrus County in Kannapolis. 
We were there when the doors opened and couldn't wait to get started scouring the place for good deals.  Needless to say I found a few.
Let's start with this lovely lilac Louis XV  fauteuil arm chair.  They had me at contrast piping, in ticking (classic cotton stripe) nonetheless.  This beauty was in pristine condition.  A little spot cleaning and it would be like new.  
I have to say the $87 tag seemed a little pricey....
 That is until you search around the web and find an image like this one....
Via Houzz: Kids

Then, you're quickly snapped back into reality and you realize that if that $87 price tag was on a chair at another location, you'd be making a mad dash to the register to check out before the store manager changed their mind. 
Then there was this beauty I spotted from the front door. What girl can resist a sparkly chandelier? This picture doesn't do it justice.  It packs some serious bling.  I liked the fact that it didn't require wiring, as it was a plug in variety and the linear shape made it very unique.
I could totally see it used as a bedside lamp creating great ambiance in the boudoir. 
IF my Mom reads this post, she'll be asking me to go back and get this fireplace.  I know, it doesn't look like much now, but this piece was screaming for a coat of paint, and to have that decorative wood piece removed.  Honestly, this time of year, I'm surprised it was still there. 
I LOVE an electric fireplace.  I think they add so much warmth (literally and figuratively) and architectural interest to a space.  I have one in my master and it's the perfect solution for cold mornings when you don't want to get out of bed. 
Look past the unattractive finish and imagine what this could be.  Don't see it?
How 'bout now?
See, with a little vision (or a smart phone and Google), you can score some amazing deals at the Habitat Restores.  Have you been to a Restore lately?

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Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Ack! How much was that electric fireplace? If the price is right, I'll be heading to Kannapolis today :)

Dwell by Cheryl said... Reply To This Comment

Crystal, I think it was $199 but I don't remember exactly. You may want to call to verify and make sure it's still there. Happy Hunting!

Vel Criste said... Reply To This Comment

I wish, there's none close to where I live, love all your finds. :-)

Emily A. Clark said... Reply To This Comment

Looks like a fun day to me :) Great finds.

Dwell by Cheryl said... Reply To This Comment

What a bummer Vel. Emily, it was great fun!

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