Friday, February 10, 2017

Something to Crow About

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So the other week I spied this awesome vintage sign coming up for sale at an auction!  OMG!!! It was just what I was looking for to complete my chicken coop.

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How amazing is that sign I thought!  I must drive my butt off to this auction and buy this fricken cool ass sign.  So I loaded up my truck with my side kicks and off we went for a road trip to buy a sign!

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Woof! Not amused.

But buy a sign we did!  It was such a large sign, the fella had to build a special wooden frame for moving it.  Have you figured out yet that my guy likes building things??  And I just happen to be really good at making a list of things that need to be built.  Can I just say we high five each other a lot!

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Can this sign be any more perfect for my rusty salvaged chicken coop? I think not.  We hung this up and high fived each other as we stood back and looked at it.



I'm one very pleased chicken rancher! My chickens on the other hand could care less about the design of their humble abode.  No high fives from them.

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Of course this whole picture is currently covered in about 5 inches of snow.  Hurry up Spring!

Fill free to high five me in the comments!
~MaryDeluxe



Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Craigslist Finds For A Mid-Century Bathroom Remodel

Like a little squirrel getting ready for Winter, I've been spending the last year or so, scouring Craigslist for mid-century goodies. I have discovered that house flippers are my favorite people and I'm always happy when they try to salvage and sell off or give away the old house items they no longer feel are fashionable. Though I personally hate when cool old houses are updated to a more "modern" state for resale purposes, I'm always happy to try to get my hands on these discarded items!

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We were tipped off about this mid-century Cadillac of bathroom vanities by one of our friends who was perusing the free stuff section of Craigslist.  Did you say free?  Yup!  And believe me when I say, I was on it like white on rice.

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It has two original pink Kohler sinks and the original boomerang laminate is still in really nice condition.  As you can see this was a custom built piece and came out of a mid-century ranch home built in 1955.  The rest of the original pink bathroom fixtures were still in the house, this vanity was removed upon advice given by the realtor to help sell the property.  The vanity was stored in the garage and the new home owners just wanted it gone and knew that someone might see value in it.  We were happy to come and take it off their hands!  

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Even the interior shelves and door have the boomerang laminate!

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My favorite is the built in hamper in the center of the vanity that tilts out.  Not very big but still does the job!

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This Satin Glide mirror, light and shelf set was another victim of a house flip.  I gladly scooped this up for $50.  It was however missing it's matching vanity.  I'm on the look out for a second one!

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I knew I really wanted my master bathroom to have his and her sinks and these two 1957 American Standard Dresslyn sinks were exactly what I had in mind at the time.  When I originally saw the post and responded to it, I was to late and was told they were gone.  A few weeks later I was contacted out of the blue by the poster who said they were left behind and if I wanted them, I could come get them.  Trust me, I still wanted them!  This poster was also flipping a house and they were kind enough to allow me to do some dumpster diving in their dumpster, in which I found the matching pink toilet!

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We also picked up this cute little 1949 Frigidaire stove from the same person.  We brought it home, cleaned it up and stuck it in our kitchen in the cottage apartment.  Works great and goes really well with the already existing metal kitchen cabinets.

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It's probably going to be awhile yet till We get to the bungalow house renovations and I'll get to put everything into place.  Our next renovation on the agenda is the 1957 Liberty Mobile Home!  Have you found anything good on Craigslist lately?

~MaryDeluxe