Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Seat of Our Pants!!

We are redecorating. 
In the fine J & S Widney tradition, it is by the seat of our pants!!

It all started when J found this console table on craigslist.

The next thing I know, we are selling our living room and dining room furniture. Lamps, tables, entertainment center, TV, couches, the works!!

I met interesting people. Like the man who took pictures of our dining table and chairs for his girlfriend who lives out-of-state and will be moving to Chicago before they leave to work on a boat for a year. And the really sweet hispanic guy who loves our glass tables with corinthian column bases. 

But not as interesting as the woman that looks like a stripper who was moving to California the next day and gave J a great deal on a leather chair. Or the pregnant woman who was going to leave J alone in her home while she went next door to borrow tools from her neighbor. Or the woman that met J in a bathrobe when he went to pick up this wing back chair.

The other day, we walked in to a warehouse and down the stairs to the basement. A buzzer rings and around the corner is this older guy riding a fork lift in a sparse, dusty brick space. We follow him into a room that has furniture stacked wall-to-wall and almost to the ceiling. 

We walked out of there with 4 dining chairs (all different by choice) and we proceeded to stuff them in our COROLLA!! Haha!!  We got 1 in the trunk and 3 in the back seat with the window open and the back of the chair was sticking out a foot. 

We bought a few new items.
Again, they went in our sexy little COROLLA!
On the highway....

Gotta sell a few more items, paint some walls, and then I will show you the final result. 


Heather Kay said...

Can't wait to see it!

Mary Anne Mohanraj said...

I need to know where you bought the dining chairs. We are also planning to do mismatched! I'm not sure if they'll all be mismatched or half and half, or what. But woman, if you know of great furniture deals, you have to SHARE.


MAM, I sent you an email but I totally messed up the address!! I just did Googlemaps.

The address is 2170 S Canalport St. Chicago Macaroni Company is engraved on the top of the door. It is in a brick building ON Canalport at Morgan and Cermak. The guy opens to the public on Fridays and Saturdays. Go in the door, to the right, down the stairs and when you get to the open space, turn left. It's the first door on your left.

Shan said...

Can't wait to see it!

Anonymous said...

beautiful tables.