I failed. Miserably. I told myself no new projects for the rest of the month. So WHY did I let myself run in the resale shop on Friday? I was setting myself up for failure!
I popped in on my way back from the post office because I remembered seeing an old encyclopedia with perfectly aged pages there a while back. I wanted to see if it was still there because I had a couple ideas in mind for it. True to form, of COURSE that’s not the only thing I walked out with!
This is the same thrift store where I bought a treadmill for $5. Yep. FIVE BUCKS. Talk about luck. It has working incline, adjustable speeds, plenty big, AND it folds up for storage. Yeah, that’s right. F.I.V.E. B.U.C.K.S. (but does it make it worthless if I never use it???)
So Friday I stopped in and no sooner than the door closed behind me, I saw a pile of boards on top of a chair seat. I should have snapped a pic for you at the store, but I forgot. Anywho, I started piecing together the puzzle and quickly saw that it was a bankers chair (I think that’s what they’re called anyway) and someone had already started the super-NOT-fun task of sanding down the finish. Woop! Did I mention it was $5 bucks?!
When I got to the register with my 1960′s Encyclopedia ($3) and Pile O’ Chair the employee looked at me like I was completely crazy.
So here are a couple shots of the chair after I got home! I did my best to recreate the pile that first greeted me in the store:
…and here’s a sneak peek at what he looks like assembled. I couldn’t get the arms to hold in place while I also took photos.
…ewwww definitely going to have to clean those webbies off before that thing goes in the house. I think the shed might be a good home for it until I get started on him.
Worth $5? yeah…… I think so.
Where will I put him when he’s done? I have NO CLUE. haha It’s an illness. I should probably join Future Hoarders Anonymous.
OH! …and the Encyclopedia. It’s 2800+ pages of 60′s academic goodness. If anyone in the area wants some pages for projects, just let me know! I have MORE than enough to go around. …and at less than $.00107 per page, I think I can afford to share. Yeah, I’m generous like that…
Here are a couple quick shots:
I’m almost finished with my first project using some of the pages. I’ll try to wrap it up tonight and spill the beans as soon as possible!
Happy Monday -