That is (was) the front door. Now, as silly as this sounds, I was lamenting buying a new door because even though the door was jacked, I could not imagine a brand spanking new door in it's place--killin' the vibe!! Both the X-man and I knew that finding the same vintage door would be like finding a needle in a haystack.
Well, lo and behold a thrift store miracle! I am lucky that the X-man loves to thrift as much as I do and we often shop together when we have free time. We love it. He had seen a place by his work that he told me about so we decided to pop over on his day off.
Penny Center Thrift Store!!!!!!
It is really different in that it has an 'auction' section. There is a starting price on a ticket and you write your name and 'bid'. On a certain date whoever bids the highest wins. If you are the only bidder you automatically win and if nobody bids the item is then eligible for sale at the 'starting bid' price. Very cool.
I'm glancing through housewares and stuff like this:
When X-man runs over and says come with me, you're not going to believe this!!!
Annnnnnd look what he shows me:
This, my friends, is the SAME vintage door as our front door!!! The proverbial needle! Starting bid $8 and the bidding ended the next day.
Long story short we won the door for $8. X-man put it in today.
And now my back door gets to stay matched to the front--they have different squares but are a pair, and I am ecstatic.
So awesome. So awesome. So awesome.
The thrill of second-hand shopping cannot be beat and we were rewarded with this most excellent find. We never in our wildest dreams thought we would randomly stumble across this here door.
#sustainable #local #smallbiz #shopsecondhandfirst #homedecor
Off to read some blogs now!!!!
Love & Light,
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