Here in Boise, we’re lucky to have a little treasure chest called Boise Vintage. We’ve scored multiple items from them in the past. My favorite thrifting story of all time involved the coffee table pictured below:
The story? Alright. I (Layne) headed out on a thrifting mission one Saturday morning. I stopped in at the Salvation Army off State Street and immediately located a really cool, mid-century, Lane coffee table. It was huge (7 foot long) but it was cool. The price tag? $20. I snapped it up in a hurry. I went on with my other errands and paid a visit to Boise Vintage. I had my newly acquired coffee table in the back of our truck and the owner of the store noticed it right away. He offered to take it off my hands in trade for something else in his store. I liked my new coffee table but I wasn’t in love with it simply because it was a little too long for our living room set up. I was in love, however, with the coffee table in picture up north. So! My $20 investment yielded this (much cooler) $150 coffee table and some vintage pottery that was priced at $35. Talk about a rush. Whoa. I’ve never been the same since…
…it was a pretty big deal.
Anyway, when it came time to replace this sofa that was just too big for the space (and not really the style we were going for ((however, it was a freebie from the best neighbor ever and you don’t pass that up)):
…we checked in with the owners at B.V. to see what they had for sale; they did not disappoint. We sold our sofa on Craig’s List and we’re picking up this beauty tonight:
The light shining from the window above the sofa isn’t really sunlight – it’s the Heavens parting and Jesus smiling down on this – the sofa that was made for us. We’re pretty excited.
The sofa from my idea board was a bit more neutral in color. This sofa is a pretty saturated olive green color (the photo washes it out a bit). But the lines! They couldn’t be more perfect and are exactly what I had in mind! And at $180 (compared to the $2,199 sofa I spotted here), the decision to bring this home was an easy one.
So with the sofa acquired, here’s what is left to find:
- Two chairs with good bones.
- An area rug with a strong pattern.
- Two metal end tables.
- Two lamps.
- Variety of throw pillows.
The aforementioned coffee table will stay – we think it will work well with the Green Machine (the sexy nickname for our new sofa).
Thanks to your friend and mine, Martin Luther King Jr., we’ve got a long weekend coming up so there’s a chance that we’ll get to do some more treasure hunting and cross some things off the list.
Have a terrific (long) weekend! If you’re a Boise resident – go check out Boise Vintage on Broadway!