When I was a child, we didn’t have central heating. We had gas furnaces, and only in the living room and dining room. The other rooms were not heated. Life was simple back then.
I used to love sitting by the furnace, sipping hot cocoa on cold, rainy days.
As an adult, I lived in houses with central heating only. I had to make do without the furnaces I loved so much. So I used to dream of having my very own fireplace. And I used to dream of the marble mantle I’d be able to decorate.
That dream just came a little bit closer yesterday, when I found myself this gorgeous little electric fireplace at the secondhand shop. It was being sold for the grand sum of €20.00, but as one of the legs missed some screws, we got another €10.00 off. Not bad!
The problem with the screws was easily fixed, of course, but as you can see on the picture, this little treasure is still a fixer-upper. A lick of paint, copper handles and feet instead of the ugly plastic ones, and we’ll have a real beauty here.
Now we’ll just have to find us a marble mantle for cheap. Should be easy, no?
Other treasure from the secondhand shop included a glass chessboard with wooden pieces for DD-15 (yes, I know I set it up wrong, but then again, I don’t play chess), a copper flowerpot and the most gorgeous vase I’ve seen in ages!
I feel incredibly rich now.
I forgot to take pictures of the €2.00 wooden chair we bought DD-15, and the new-to-us bathroom sink, which will replace our cracked bathroom sink in the master bathroom. I still need to find us a nice cabinet, which I can convert into an under-the-sink cabinet. So far, my search has been unsuccessful, but I’ve still got time. We’re not remodeling the bathroom yet.
Did you find yourself any secondhand treasures lately?