Urban Farmhouse Finds
In this edition of Getting Out in Leesburg, I venture into the world of antiques
Even though downtown Leesburg is chock full of antique stores, I'm not sure I've actually been in any (at least not since high school when my friend worked in one that is long gone). When I was growing up here, antique stores were basically the antithesis of fun: dusty furniture and knick-knacks that reminded me of old people and looked as though they would break if I stared at them too hard.
Of course, as I've gotten older, my opinions on the matter have changed somewhat (as have my opinions on talk radio and the volume on the television). While I still don't have a deep abiding appreciation of antiques, I find myself a lot more interested in reclaimed furniture and decor.
This new-found interest and the fact that I'm getting ready to move in about a month is what brought me into Urban Farmhouse Finds last week. Maybe it's the hours upon hours I've spent watching home improvement shows on cable in which crafty people take old tables, redo them and make them look better than anything you could buy at a furniture store, but I'm really thinking about adding some antiques into the new place.
I'm not crafty by any means, but I really like the look of an antique table paired with modern chairs. Combining the old and the new appeals to me.
What I loved so much about Urban Farmhouse Finds is that it has a variety of furniture and decor in a wide range of prices. I'm definitely going to be decorating on a tight budget, so I'm certainly not looking for any priceless heirlooms.
I saw a fantastic table that would make a wonderful desk for only $60. It was, of course, solid wood - something which you couldn't buy new for anywhere approaching $60.
Old tables, dressers, gorgeous lamps and even a room full of new jewelry and handbags for sale. Whether it's furniture or knick-knacks, Urban Farmhouse Finds manages to pack a lot of interesting items in a small space.
Most importantly, it's opened my eyes to the antique stores downtown and I plan on visiting many more in hopes that I can find some new (old) pieces for my home.