Wednesday, I shared with you my brand new experience of the Nashville Flea Market. We have been to Nashville a few times, once to help my sis-in-law with her kitchen here and once just to hang out with the family here. We love it here, and there are a few places that we make sure we check out when in Nashville.
My favorite is the Nashville Habitat for Humanity ReStore. I really don’t know what I would do if I lived in Nashville. The ReStore has so much great stuff! We walked out of this building with one thing, but here are things I wish I could have taken home.
This couch needed a new slipcover. The only thing wrong with this couch is that it was just dirty. It was $200 but in excellent condition. Of course, in a few weeks the price was going to drop $100. A new cover on it and you have an amazing couch! You could maybe dry clean its existing cover and it would be okay.
I loved this little side table for $15. If you paint it fun bright color a change-up the knobs with these library style knobs you could have a cool side table. You could also prop something like this up on casters and it could slide under a desk for craft storage!
This full-sized bed would be perfect for a little girl’s room or even a guest bedroom. Do you see all the storage underneath? This bed is pricy at $299 but it originally is $599. The longer its there…the price will drop another $100.
I found this kitchen island and I wished I had a kitchen rehab that needed one of these. It was $131 and it is full stainless steel. These things go for $200-$300. In a week it drops to $87. I hope someone grabs it to be a kitchen island for a small kitchen.
This queen size bed is awesome and it’s just waiting for someone to snatch up and pair it with an upholstered headboard. You could make a headboard like I did in my master bedroom or find one on Pinterest…they are everywhere. The easiest way to do a headboard is to attach it to the wall, like this one here. You could have a very high-end looking bed for really inexpensive DIY. This bed frame was $150. Again, if this is still there in a week it would be $100.
These mirrors were $75 a pop but, These bad boys had two days until they were $50 and week until they were $30. I would have gambled and waited until $30 but if you had a huge wall, a couple of these hanging horizontal would be striking. They would also be a great wall mirror in a bedroom. I use the wall mirror I made every morning.
For $15 this large, modern looking coffee table needs a home. Its laminate so all it would take is some bonding primer and some paint to spiff it up. Another option could be to take it apart and upholster it, like I did to my coffee table here. I have often wanted to try taking apart something like this, and covering the top in a cool wallpaper remnant like these or these. If you purchased a glass or plexiglass top, and reattached the legs, you would have a one of a kind coffee table. (Lowes and Home Depot has great options for much cheaper too) For all you renters out there, this could be a fun way to infuse color or pattern into your non-paintable apartment.
Someday, I really would like to rehab a mid-sized bathroom that lacks storage and add a hutch like this one. If you painted this and filled it with toiletries, towels, and bath essentials you would have all the storage you need. This hutch was $150. They are all over Craigslist in my area for much cheaper.
The picture of this drum shade does not do it justice. It was HUGE. Probably 40 inches in diameter. This table that it is on is a large office conference room table. This would be a sweet pendant light in a living room or large dining room. You would definitely need tall ceilings. It was $40 which is a great price but it was about to go down to $25.
This little chair was really the only thing I truly thought about purchasing. Again, in the name of a hoard-free lifestyle I walked away. It just needs a little recovering…or for $25 I might have tried to paint it like this blogger did here.
I am a sucker for a coat rack. This could be painted a fun color and put in someone’s entry way. I don’t really have room for one. Believe me, I tried with the one I bought for this wedding photobooth . My entry way is too small. It would be cute next to an entryway bench like this one.
The Nashville ReStore is on 8th Street South in Nashville. While you are there, stop at the Preservation Station and then go down the street to the Habitat for Humanity builders ReStore. That is where you will find kitchen cabinets, doors, appliances, tile, sinks…and all sorts of goodies there.
Don’t be deceived, we don’t just look for rehabs when we go on vacation. There are lots to do in Nashville and we love to conquer a city. Since we have been there before, this was more of a relaxing and carefree trip. Here are our favorite restaurants in Nashville:
- Silly Goose – Yum, Yum, Yum.
- Ugly Mugs – A great coffee shop with yummy breakfast sandwiches
- The Wild Cow – We are not vegetarians but we appreciate vegetarian food. For health reasons we try to limit our red meat so eating at places like this inspire me to mix up my non-meat recipes at home. If you are vegan or vegetarian…you will love this place.
- Of course we like to splurge and eat meat too. We love Burger Up in the 12 South District.
My favorite meal of the week was not in Nashville. We broke up the 9 hour drive by stopping in Memphis. Someone recommended Hogs and Hominy to us. We are raving fans. The chef’s are writing a cook book for Williams and Sonoma right now and they need to. Yum! I will say this is food that will
get, no pull, no rip you out of your box. They combine some interesting foods but the Hubs and I went for it and we loved everything. They serve family style so you share the dishes. If you have a spouse or a friend that tend stay “in-the-box” food-wise, they do have great pizzas so you are safe.
When we were walking out their business/address number caught my eye. I loved it, and I think I am going to try it for my entryway. I don’t know how yet, because its metal, but I snapped a pic to remind me to try.
While on vacation, we usually try to do something educational or inspiring. This time around we went for educational and inspiring. While we were in Memphis we stopped at once was the Lorraine Hotel and is now the home of the Civil Rights Museum.
We spent four hours there soaking in and reading everything. For those of you who don’t know, the Lorraine Hotel is where Dr. Martin Luther King was shot. It is a sad part of our country’s history but they have done a good job turning it into a museum that tells the full, heart-wrenching, yet inspiring story of the fight for the civil rights moment that really started hundreds of years earlier than the 1960s. You leave inspired by the strength, determination, and courage of millions of individuals. You leave humbled by these individuals ability to overcome so many trials and so much hate. Honestly, words in one paragraph of a blog cannot express how I was challenged in this 4 hour experience. My advice, is that if you have time to stop in Memphis… go. Really, try to make time to stop in Memphis if you can. I am so thankful we did.
I hope you all have a great weekend! The Hubs and I are having a garage sale. It’s not multi family like my last one, but its a one day, one family sale. I am hosting, with a few other ladies, a baby shower for my best friend. She has knocked it out the park with her nursery for this little one…maybe someday soon she will let me show you. I also can’t wait to show you are
rehabbed reorganized Laundry Room.
Thanks for reading,
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