My Favorite Find is a new blog feature that will highlight a great vintage shopping story each week.
Who: Liz, a modcloth writer, blogger, and DIYer
What: A retro china cabinet
Where: I had gone with my mom to pick up a dresser that we found on craigslist – the seller had the dresser out on the drive way and ready to go, but in the background we saw a barn full of furniture from various estate sales and we had to take a look. We spotted this china cabinet in a horse stall overcrowded with random furniture. The whole piece was the honey wood color that remains inside the case. I fell in love with the lines of it and knew it would look great painted. I ended up buying the dresser, the cabinet, a bronze dog statue, and meeting some overly friendly farm animals!
How Much: $20 plus the cost of paint.
When I Use It: We put this piece in the purple hallway of my apartment; it fills the space perfectly and adds a great splash of color. The cabinet comes into actual use any time my roommate and I have parties or decide to open a bottle of wine. I love giving tours of our apartment because everyone always stops and comments on how cool our china cabinet is!
Shopping Tip: Always ask if a seller has more items that aren’t shown – I’ve gotten to go in many antique store backrooms this way – It’s a great way to see incoming stock before it gets picked over! And always keep paint colors in mind when looking for furniture – they really can transform a piece.
Attention Blog Readers! – We know you guys are the cleverist and most stylish bunch on the web, and we’d love to feature you on future Favorite Find Posts! Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) a picture of you with one of your favorite shopping finds (a piece of furniture, a hard to find record, the perfect vintage boots, or any other treasure) and answer the questions: Who, What, Where, How Much, When I Use It, and Shopping Tips. We can’t wait to see all the cool items you guys have discovered!