My ReStore Score… not all it’s cracked up to be

On Saturday I posted this on my Facebook page
My ReStore Score... not all its cracked up to be

This photo has received 464 Likes and 67 Comments (as I’m writing this post)… that’s CRAZY you guys.  I’m glad everyone shares my love for great deals on beautiful furniture!

I was SO excited the visit the brand new ReStore this past weekend.  If you’re not sure what a ReStore is, it’s a nonprofit home improvement store to help fund building homes by Habitat for Humanity.  You can learn more HERE and see if there’s a location near you.

My ReStore Score... not all its cracked up to be

I arrived mid-day and was shocked to see this chair for sale for only $10!  Apparently they kept bringing more items out throughout the day, so I may have been lucky enough to be the first to spot it.

My ReStore Score... not all its cracked up to be

I checked it over (so I thought) and kind of shook it to make sure it wasn’t wobbly, bought it, and was on my merry way.  I was so excited and posted the photo on Facebook before I even got it out of my car to look it over more closely.  At home I found this….

My ReStore Score... not all its cracked up to be

And this. 🙁  I was totally deflated.  Upon inspection it seems as though one or both of the back legs were broken or cracked at some point, and then someone repaired them.  I did the “booty test” LOL and sat down and wiggled around, and it seemed secure enough to hold all 115 pounds of me.  I need to have my hubby try it though since he’s about +85 more than me…  We will see what happens – hopefully whomever repaired it did it correctly even though it wasn’t pretty.  Paint can cover up the ugly but it can’t fix a broken leg…

My ReStore Score... not all its cracked up to be

I’ll let you all know what happens.

Oh and I also bought these gorgeous Indian brass(?) canisters for $1 each.  <3

Vintage brass canisters

I hope you had a great weekend!  Have you found any awesome (or not so awesome) deals lately?


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6 Comments on My ReStore Score… not all it’s cracked up to be

  1. Anne
    January 25, 2016 at 4:35 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m wondering where you’re located. I drove past a grand opening of a ReStore in my area Saturday and the parking lot was packed. I didn’t have time to stop but plan to soon. Your photo looks a lot like the store in my area…NW Indiana

    • Jen
      January 25, 2016 at 6:44 pm (2 years ago)

      Yes- it’s the same one! 🙂

  2. Jessica
    January 26, 2016 at 6:35 am (2 years ago)

    Those canisters are awesome!

  3. Marie, The Interior Frugalista
    January 26, 2016 at 2:41 pm (2 years ago)

    Dang Jen, I was so excited that you scored such a great chair for only $10 bucks. Oh oh, that doesn’t look so good. Sounds a bit like my Bergere Chair from last week only I didn’t notice the damage until deep into the upholstery! I hope your husband doesn’t have a Goldilocks moment when he sits in that chair.

  4. Helen Holley
    January 31, 2016 at 5:43 pm (2 years ago)

    Sorry about your chair…I can’t tell how many times I’ve been excited about a deal that I’ve overlooked something even though I thought otherwise! I don’t buy a lot of furniture from Re-store, however, it is go to store for my materials for my Upcycled furniture. It’s amazing all the things you can make with all those donates drawers and kitchen cabinet doors! Hope you’re able to fix the chair and thanks for sharing,


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