Saturday was such a beautiful day and a great day to go treasure hunting! So with a trailer and a dear friend, we headed southbound for the Dallas area in search of some great finds!
The first stop on our list was a place called Discount Home Warehouse. This place is awesome and no matter what you are looking for, I would bet they have it!! They salvage items from some pretty neat places (mansions, estates, etc)! Anything from marble fire place mantles, huge doors, shutters, gates, lighting fixutres, etc. You name it, they have it and then some!
From there we ventured over to the Frisco Mercantile where there is booth after booth of some pretty amazing stuff! In fact, the salvage place we started at had a booth here and I was able to pick up some amazing cypress wood doors from a mansion in New Orleans that I will be keeping for myself. Here's a picture of what I did with them! We picked up some other fun items at Frisco Mercantile, like Annie Sloans chalk paint-which I will write about once I try it out!
After these two "planned" stops we decided to get crazy and just drive around to discover new places to go! We stumbled across the Frisco Resale Center that had treasure after treasure and proceeds go to a great cause! Makes it much more enjoyable to buy an item and refinish it with care and know that in the end you could have a piece with lots of love in it! Kind of like you're own custom painted reminder of love and kindness in people! I take great pride in finding quality furniture to refinish and sell and knowing that buying a piece to refinish has helped benefit someone else puts a smile on my face!
So all in all we had a wonderful day! Got to plan a couple stops and see some amazing things! We also got to explore a bit and met some great friendly people! Now to refinish the pieces bought and let someone else enjoy them and their history! Until our next adventure.....