Thrifting with the in-laws

A few months ago (yes, I’ve been holding out on you guys), Matt and I went out to dinner with his family. The restaurant just happened to be next to a Value Village, so there was a family thrifting excursion after dinner.

After a little while in the store, Matt and I exchanged a look. His said, “I didn’t find anything. You ready to go?”

Mine said, “Nope. Absolutely not. I found something I’m quite excited about. You have to come over here right now.”

After years of searching I had found the cabinet that I wanted for my office. My office is our last untouched room–in fact it’s still full of boxes that have been in there since moving day. The cabinet is my trigger to paint the walls, unpack the boxes and finish this space in the way I’ve been imagining for years. So I was not leaving the store without this cabinet–no matter that I was surrounded by my in-laws.

In fact, the in-laws were a bonus. My father-in-law was our chauffeur for the night and his truck was just what we needed to transport the cabinet. My sister-in-law stood guard over the cabinet while I went to the cashier to pay. And my mother-in-law found my father-in-law and told him to bring the truck.

Ahhh, family.

Want to see what had me so excited? (In a very poorly lit picture?)

Vintage china cabinet

I have big plans for this cabinet. I think it’s going to be great. I’ll share some of my plans next week.

Do you go shopping as a family? Is there any furniture you’re hunting for?

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7 thoughts on “Thrifting with the in-laws

  1. What an interesting piece! I look forward to seeing what you do with it.

    We do not do much group shopping in my family. I serve as the scout. If I find something good, we go back to look at it together. 🙂

      • I totally get that. I’m the “If you love something, set it free” type. LOL If Andy and I are actually looking for a specific expensive piece, we do tend to go together to look.

  2. Oooooo, I can’t wait to see what you do with your find. I definitely thrift more that Steve, he actually really dislikes it. But my mom and my brother’s girlfriend thrift more than I do. I always tell my mom she peer pressures me into buying stuff when I am with her! 😉

  3. There are no family thrifting trips in my life. However, Sharon and I enjoy going together. I’m looking forward to seeing your office transformation! We are looking for lots of storage and shelving solutions, but currently don’t have any money for them. Boo.

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