Today, I sold two of my favourite pieces. Both buyers were young people living downtown Toronto and neither had cars so I agreed to deliver for a nominal fee. Living in the suburbs, I don’t go downtown much. When I came to Toronto many, many years ago as a young professional, I lived at Yonge and St. Clair in the heart of the city. Today, driving an old but still familiar route, I felt very nostalgic and, well a bit old. I often wonder what it would be like to live in the middle of it all again.
Both buyers were so happy to get something so unique.
- A vintage student desk painted in BM Buxton Blue. I stripped the top and stained it a nice walnut shade and refinished the hardware in copper. The young Asian student who purchased this was giddy and so cute.
- The other item was one of my favourite make-overs… the “urban cowboy” telephone table. Every time I walked past this baby, I smiled! The young mother who bought this loved the unique look and may hire me to make-over a piece she has.
As much as I love visiting downtown neighbourhoods, I still love the space and quietness of our neighbourhood.
And I LOVE the little gems I find on garbage day! As I drove past, the sleek lines of this vintage chair caught my attention. It also screamed “PICK ME UP!” I pulled a U-turn to snap up this cutey. And yes, that is duct tape on the seat along with some paint or plaster.
I am not sure what I will do with this and it but I know I will have fun shopping at Tonic Living to find a funky fabric.
For now, she’s hiding in the garage and like my other projects, she will be on hold until September. After our summer vacation numero dos or should I be saying “Die Zahl zwei”.