Saturday, October 11, 2008

More Finds- The Casper, WY, Edition

While I was in Casper, Wyoming, last week, I stopped by the Habitat ReStore. I picked up a few things:

Two sets of these windows/cabinet doors, with hinges and glass knobs. One of the doors is missing a pane of glass. I think one set will be perfect for creating a built in cabinet out of a window we are taking out between the two bedrooms. I'm not sure what to use the other set for, but at $20 for all four, I couldn't resist.

I also found these copper outdoor lights:
They will look cute outside our back doors. I'll have to keep my eyes out for the right covers.

A few weeks ago I picked up 100 sf of maple flooring for $10:
It's from an old gym floor. If the original floors in either of the studies turn out to be unusable, I can put this down instead! They are both smaller than 100 sf.

Has anyone noticed I seem to be buying 1940's and 50's things for my 1911 house? Someone slap me! It's hard when there is NOTHING left to go on in the house as far as style and you try to buy everything used. Ah, well.


Robj98168 said...

What great deals! I shop at 2nd Use here in seattle, which is a slavage that supports Habit for Humanity- but have nevr found any deals like that. I am sure your floors will look good!

Just A Girl And Her 1911 Craftsman Bungalow said...

love the cabinet doors!

Jayne said...

I love those cabinet doors, and the flooring was a lucky find. Cute lights, too. I think there's a ReStore in Kansas City, about 50 miles from where I live, but I'm not sure where. Next rainy day, I feel a field trip coming on.

Green Fairy said...

Great finds! I wish I had a Habitat ReStore near me--the closest is nearly an hour a way.

Amalie said...


those are fantastic finds. And who cares if they're 40s and 50s. They rock anyway. Midcentury definitely had its upside.

Christopher Busta-Peck said...

My feeling is, if it looks good and fits, go with it. Having, in the course of my house search, seen what a completely unchanged 1920s kitchen looks like, I can say with certainty that I do not want that. A kitchen with 1920s elements that sympathizes with the aesthetic direction of the rest of the house, yes.

I've made the mistake of late of looking for design ideas in higher in homes in the same sorts of neighborhoods I'd like to live in. Though these homes were all built about the same time as mine, their kitchens and baths all look the same, without regard for the style of architecture.

Again, if it looks good, go for it. I'm tending toward 1930s plumbing fixtures, because around here, they're much more readily available, and more reasonably priced, too.