January 8, 2015

I found a vintage/antique store that gave me lots of great ideas for future projects.

I recently had to go get new tires for my car.  I have 18" wheels with low profile tires and the best prices are always at this little tire shop in La Habra, CA not too far from where I work.  I've been going there for over 10 years.  I usually just sit inside and read a book while they work on my car.  This time I decided to go across the street to a little restaurant and found this Vintage/Antique store next to it.


I just looked it up on the web and it is called Magnolia Antiques and Gift Store.  I can't tell you how many times I have driven past this place.  I decided to go inside and take a look around.  It's hard to tell from the outside but it is huge inside!  It's setup into many different rooms all with different themes.  I saw a lot of antique looking furniture that I would like to try to make.  I wish that I would have had a tape measure and notebook with me.  I may try going back some weekend and see if I can pay them a few bucks to let me wander around and take measurements.


This was by far my favorite piece that I found.  I was sorely tempted to buy it but we just don't have the room for it at my house.  I am hoping to build something similar to it later this year to give as a gift to my mother.  I'm guessing that you would call it a writing desk.


I really like these little cubby features.


I'm not sure what that piece in the middle back is for.  A place for your inkwell?





I want to build some nesting tables sometime this year as well.


I like the folding aspect of this one.






Wine rack or shoe rack?


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