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Just Browsing: Chamblee and Westside

February 20, 2012
by thenestinggame


I hit up a couple of my favorite Chamblee antique/thrift shops this weekend and one new-to-me store on the Westside. It was kind of an unexpected outing. I drove past one store that I’d never been into, then pulled a U-turn and went back to check it out. I’m glad I did because I found a few cool things I wasn’t expecting to find. Of course then I was in the groove and had to head to my Chamblee faves.

Let’s go shopping, shall we?

I looooved the colors in this Turkish Bag, but there was no price. You could take it apart and divide the backside in two, sew each end to the front with a fat stitch for a beautiful runner. Or use it to upholster an ottoman. Yes…do that.

This orange and gold table caught me right as I walked in. It basically made me want to paint my living room dark brown and get a white sofa. It’d be like living inside of an Hermes box.

Do you read My Favorite and My Best? Jenny is one of the owners of this booth. I loved lots of things, but especially two beautifully framed drawings. (The color is off a bit. Apologies.)

I couldn’t decide if these lamps were ugly or awesome. I’m leaning toward the latter.

This iron dining set was outside. $500, if I remember correctly. If I didn’t think it would be super out of place on my eventual woodland paradise of a deck, I would have strongly considered buying it. Or maybe I just can only hoard so much. Because I kind of think I could make this work in a woodland paradise.

These oval mirrors were $40/each. I love trying to work something with curves onto the wall to break up all the boxy frames.

I also tried to rationalize the purchase of this tea cart. 100 bucks. It would be a lovely bar cart as-is or really striking painted. Peacock blue? Dark Fuschia? Or maybe some gold leaf…

This was at the new furniture store. The store is both new-to-me and they sell new furniture, to clarify. This puppy was $500, which seemed somewhat reasonable to me, considering the level of detail. I’m not normally a chrome person, but I found this one really striking. I love the shades

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After all this browsing, I had to buy SOMETHING! I saw this lithograph dated 1968 in all the same colors as we have going on in our dining room. The front said $75. The back said $15 in magic marker. We settled in the middle.

I doused it with Windex when I got home and started hammering.

I realize things don’t have to be so matchy-matchy, but this one made me kind of happy.

I picked up two other pieces that I am stupidly excited about. I will be back with more on that soon, my friends.

Wanna shop some more? Here’s another outing to the fantastic Antiques FactoryAlso, 60s era art may just be our thing.

Chances are, you already know this sponsor, KFD Designs. Kristen and her amazing talents make regular appearances on Design*Sponge and Apartment Therapy. I’m convinced that there’s nothing this girl can’t do with a paint brush (or can or roller)! She not only paints furniture and cabinetry, but she does decorative murals, commissioned artwork and even sells her stencil designs on Etsy. Kristen has terrific taste and amazing ideas which she writes about on her blog. Below are some of my favorite projects of hers.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Elaine Smart permalink
    February 20, 2012 10:04 am

    Love the lithograph!

  2. February 20, 2012 10:51 am

    I’m so jealous you went to Minty! I’m dying to go.

  3. February 22, 2012 5:37 pm

    awwww….from now on out, i will be hiring you to write all bios about me. thanks! :)

    • thenestinggame permalink*
      February 24, 2012 10:28 am

      Anytime. Or if you just need me to tell you how awesome you are, just call.

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