I've been looking at the website for a few weeks now and this week's lots looked really interesting. I'm still looking for a coffee table, some nightstands, chairs for the living room, and a couple other odds and ends. I saw some things online this week that looked really promising, so I asked around to see if anyone wanted to go with me.
My friend Alisha and I made a day of it and had a blast! We had no idea what to expect, but it was so different than I thought it would be. It was a completely packed house...packed with both people and things! You could hardly even move with all of the items stacked around!
|Alisha surrounded by auction items|
|Can you spot the auctioneer?|
Initially I was interested in a pair of nightstands and a trunk, but both lots went for a lot more than I was willing to pay. Alisha was eying a corner cabinet and a bookshelf. She got really into the bidding process and ended up with the corner cabinet (for only £18!!), a rocking chair, a bread box and two giant boxes of records. All of those items were less than £60.
Although I didn't get the trunk I wanted, I did get a really fantastic pine box! I saw it online and was intrigued, and in person it looked great too. It is huge! I thought I could use it as a coffee table. When the auctioneer started the bid at £12, I was in. I won at £18! Such a bargain for a huge piece like this!
|My giant pine box!|
Alisha has some experience in woodwork, so she's going to help me finish it in a gorgeous antique varnish. It was too big to use as a coffee table, but it will look great as a side table in the living room. It's going to take some hard work to get it looking the way I want it to, but it should be a fun project. I'll update you on my progress. In the meantime, I'm just loving the way it looks in the raw :)