Thursday, September 27, 2012

Rebuilding Exchange

  I love it when I find something by accident.  I was driving in the city today when I passed a building with a "Rebuilding Exchange" sign.  I love looking through recycled building materials.  I quickly turned around and headed in.

Appliances everywhere.  They are currently 60% off because they are getting to move down the block shortly.

Jacuzzis!  I never really wanted one of these, but as you are confronted by a sea of them you start to think about how grand life would be if you just had a jacuzzi in your bathroom.

If you cannot find a suitable sink here, you are extremely picky.

Tile and beautiful marble. 

Reclaimed wood.  They seem to always have a lot of it.  I think I might go back for some if I can create plans for another project.  Like I need another project.  They had beautiful bowling alley lanes, but they are all sold out.  But the seats are still available.

They have everything here.  Where else can you find a motorcycle like this?  I have no idea what this is.  There is a mini room attached to the back.  Someone suggested a float, but I am thinking that it might have been a mobile library.  There are books stacked on shelves in there.

Incredible antique fixtures.  Look at those old stoves.  I LOVE this old triple sink.  It is so beautiful.  $2,000.  Not bad for a great antique fixture like this.

There are just great things to be found all over the place.  Not all of them are for sale, but still, they are nice to look at and get ideas.

Very nice built-in hutch. 

So, this is what I am thinking of purchasing.  I have not done so yet.  It will need to be stripped and refinished, but I would like to swap this out for one of my interior doors.  I will have to go back and see if it is still there and also check out if the wood underneath will work for me.  Wish me luck.

1 comment:

ai said...

I wonder if I would get bored looking around this place or be intrigued by everything that's thrown there. I'd probably get super excited. I would've definitely gotten bored if I had been younger, though. (Thinking about it makes me feel old...)

When I was in college, I lived in an apartment that had a jacuzzi for some weird reason. That thing is a bitch to clean, I tell you!