I’ve been searching for a small TV/media stand for one of our guest bedrooms. I wanted the stand to be pretty slim in size but with reasonable room for storage, inexpensive potentially a fixer-upper, ideally not white in color, solid wood, and preferably a vintage piece in a shabby chic/French Provincial style (and you wonder why I couldn’t find it!). After my rigorous hunt on CList and Kijiji and various furnishing stores turned out to be fruitless, I’ve decided to give HomeSense a try. I didn’t think I’d be that LUCKY!
This little beauty made my eyes pop as soon as I entered the furniture section…here it is, a TV/media stand that fits all my search criteria! I knew if I could think of it, it existed!
We have some overseas guests over to stay with us for a while, so I have been very busy getting our second guest bedroom ready. The room is now double-duty as Anthony’s video game/media room. I need a multi-task desk that can be used as a writing desk, laptop table, and vanity/lady’s desk, etc. The pursuit was challenging with my mind set on a certain style and size. After exhausting my search in major furniture stores, I have decided to give some local classified sites such as Kijiji and Craigslist a try again. I would have turned to one of my favourite custom furniture stores Anne-Quinn if I wasn’t in a hurry to get it. So here is how my bargain hunting trip went:
Verdict: Faithful Louis XV but too Flamboyant
This is an antique reproduction, but both the price tag (upward of $3,000) and the ornate style scream too much for me.
Verdict: My Favourite, but wait, it’s a Custom Piece!
Words can’t describe how much I love these legs! The curves remind me of Christopher Guy’s signature chris-x (pronounced kris–krôs) leg design. For those interested in buying this piece and have the patience to wait for it, you can go to InDeco Furniture to order it.
Also listed on Kijiji, this young antique piece is in mint condition, made of solid cherry and with a price tag that made my jaw drop! I was told I was the first one to call after the seller hit the “List the Item” button. After zooming through the traffic in Bathurst & St. Clair area, I scored this bargain at $200!!! I will probably have it spray-painted in the future. I can already see how fantastic this desk is going to turn out in antique white or grey color.
Ciao for now, until next time I have something exciting to post again.
This past week we had our outdoor lights replaced with those wall lanterns I bought from Rona. Coincidentally, the bronze finish of these lanterns matches the brown undertone of the new paint. Here are some pictures.
So here we present you with our new entrance door. We chose Listral Glass for its simple yet elegant and functional (privacy) characteristics; and Ulysses – a custom design wrought iron insert. I wanted ours to be different from our neighbours’ — don’t people just get tired of those mass-produced, imported styles like Juliana or Luna? We chose Antique Bronze (Oil Rubbed Bronze) handlesets to match the door hardware in the rest of our house.
I couldn’t believe I found a Moorish Tile pattern rug here in Canada! I kicked myself for not buying the one from Pottery Barn before they discontinued it. You’d never guess where I got it from, yes, who would guess it’s from Home Depot? This 32×48″ rug now serves as a doormat in the foyer. Now that the doors are in, the next step is to pick a paint color (or two) for the garage and the front door. I am still debating whether to paint both the same color, or paint garage door a lighter shade (such as taupe or beige) then front door darker color (such as charcoal or espresso). I will post some pictures when we finish this task. Stay tuned.