I have no idea how people work a full-time job and blog on the side on a regular basis. I have fallen woefully behind on my Secondhand Find of the Week. I thought, “Oh, this will be easy! I buy something every single week for Spotswood House.” And here we are, behind schedule yet again. So today will be a twofer.
I am getting towards the end of my buying spree which makes me very sad. The latest purchases were not items I needed but I found them, they were a great deal, and I had to have them. A couple weeks ago I found a leather chair and ottoman on Craigslist and I waited too long to pull the trigger and they were gone. So I have been canvassing my various secondhand sites looking for a leather chair. I wasn’t having much luck and then out of the blue while I was out of town in Tampa I found a “Distressed Pottery Barn Leather Chair” on Facebook Marketplace for $150. After trying to coordinate a pickup time with the seller, I found out the chair was actually Crate & Barrel, not Pottery Barn. The original owners bought it for almost $2000. I had to do my due diligence and sure enough I found it on Crate & Barrel’s website (see below).
You never know if a leather chair will be comfortable without sitting in it but I told Adam for $150 we had to buy it and if we didn’t like it we could probably re-sell for more than we paid. We picked the chair up today and it is really comfortable! It is a little bit more worn in than what we thought (maybe the owners had a cat?!) with some scratches but nothing too bad, it adds character. Here are the actual pictures of the chair we bought.
Okay, we are moving from a leather chair to a decorative wall art piece. Back story; I subscribe to about 6 design magazines. A couple years ago I saw a framed picture in a magazine that I loved and filed it away for future reference. I just spent the last half hour trying to find the magazine cut-out but I gave up, I have way too many design inspirations. Then, while we were in Costa Rica I saw a reproduction of the picture while shopping in Tamarindo. Then, I saw the picture again on Facebook Marketplace for $7. I was going to buy it but the seller and I weren’t able to coordinate a pickup. Then, the seller wrote me back over the weekend and asked if I was still interested. I said I would buy it but only if she would accept $5. Long story short, it took a lot of work to get this picture but I love it (see below). I have no idea where I am going to put it but it’s just such a fun piece. Be back soon with more finds – Lindsey