I went to my first “demo sale” on Saturday morning. The ad said to bring tools as the house was being demolished & rebuilt so everything could go.
So I brought Ryan. And he brought tools.
Since it was on a street full of 100 year old+ houses, I had this vision of pulling down original molding, corbels, glass door knobs and other architectural salvage. I had a major sense of urgency to get there first so I could get all of those corbels.
On the way over I thought about how we didn’t bring a ladder! Darn.
Well I was wrong. The house was old but there were no corbels or anything else that I dreamt up. Nothing I wanted required tools. It was more like an estate sale. I’m glad I brought my muscle though because we did end up making a big purchase.
Let me backtrack and show you this before picture…
This is our breakfast nook at the beach house. The table came with the house. It is cute and has done just fine for us but (there is always a but)…it is too small for the space. And more importantly, too small to hold anything other than our breakfast plates. We’ve been passively looking for a replacement table.
The demo sale came through with just that…
The table is much larger and boasts vintage charm with an enamel top
cutlery drawers with glass knobs (at least I found glass knobs)
and chippy white and seafoam painted chairs.
I’ve always loved enamel tables! Plus its so much more functional for us than the last table. Yay! This might just be the beginning of a beach house kitchen makeover.
Ok, so I didn’t stop at the demo sale. After unloading our new enamelware, I rounded up a few more charming finds. I paid less than $20 for everything in this picture.
I will never pass up cute fish plates. These may end up in a future dining room display rack.
A hexagon hat box dated 1966.
A little one sided planter.
Onto the really good stuff. My 2nd favorite find of the day! A vintage chrome mixer by Hamilton Beech. I was thrilled to find this. It’s time to bake pumpkin bread!
I can use help with this one. This cute purse caught my eye but I don’t know what it is. Celluloid handle? Some kind of plastic purse.
Golden velvet interior. Any idea what this could be made from?
Did you notice the picture in the background? I literally took this off the wall at an estate sale. Not for the print though.
It is the reclaimed barnwood frame that caught my eye. 3rd favorite find of the day. I’m sure you’ll be seeing this again.
Did you find any fabulous vintage this weekend?