I have this terrible habit when I go to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. I'll see something interesting, but can't decide if I should get it or not, so I leave it there. Then it never fails that a day or so later I get a great idea for how to use said item, but by the time I go back to the store, it's gone. There was the two sheets of awesome hex tile that I found for $4 a sheet - I couldn't think of anything to do with just two sheets of tile, but later thought of tiling a coffee or side table. There was the box of cork floor tiles for $4.50 that I later realized would be awesome mounting in the kitchen as a giant bulletin board. Both gone to some other lucky DIYer.
This week I checked out both ReStores in London and decided to take some crappy cell phone pictures of the things I liked but left behind - maybe you'll be lucky enough to scoop them!
First up was this beauty...
Oh I am a sucker for a roll-top desk. And look at all those drawers! It was in awesome shape and solid wood - all for $65.
I found one of these chairs on the side of the road, but you could buy this one for $50.
I wish I had a big mudroom to justify buying a bunch of lockers like this. They had a bunch of different sets of lockers, but this huge one was only $80.
I've never seen a ReStore have such newish furniture - this amazing leather sectional was $800, and I would probably never leave it if it was in my living room.
They had a lot of different tool chests and boxes this time, including four or five of these bad boys. It was a nice height so you could use the top as a bit of a work surface, and it was $75. Do you know how expensive big tool chests are? Stupid expensive.
Young House Love blogged a little while ago about their adventure hunting down an egg chair, and I found a super similar one for $59. A little spray paint and a new cushion and you would be set!
Those were my big finds - we'll see if I regret not grabbing any of them in a week or so. Or will you be running in to scoop one of them up? Have you scored anything good at a ReStore before?