The other day, when I was on my way home from work, I spotted a place out in the boondocks with lots of rusty junk piled all around the outside of the building. Feeling like the guys from American Pickers, I immediately pulled in to see if I could score anything good. It didn't matter to me that it was muddy out and I was rocking some three and a half inch heels and a business suit.
It turns out that this place was actually an auction, but the owner lets people root through the junk during the weekdays and offer him prices.
When I first entered, I thought about turning back and leaving because of the overwhelming smell of cat urine. There were four cats visible, but from the overpowering smell, I suspected more were lurking behind old treasures. As I eyed all the piles of stuff, I decided I could bare with the smell just for a few minutes until I scoped the place out.
Have you ever had something in mind that you were determined to get and then you actually found that perfect item? I knew I wanted a new mirror to hang in the guest room for our redesign. It had to be hung vertically and had to have feminine lines.
Here, among the putrid smell, I found it. Can you believe I actually picked it up and smelled it just to make sure one of those cute little fuzz balls didn't decide to use it as a litterbox?
We're not sure if we are going to keep the wood or paint it white.
I also found this tray:
And this old iron.
I'm so glad I dealt with the smell. Ahhh the things we will do in our treasure-hunting adventures!
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