So I have been on the lookout for vintage theatre seats for about forever now and a few weeks ago I finally stumbled across some on Craigslist. They were about 2 hours away from me so I message the guy hoping for a good price since I’m traveling a good ways. He responds with $75.00 😳 what? Um absolutely. He had a few in different sizes, 5,4,3 and 2 seat combos. The two seat was adorable but I opted for a set of three since I do the whole three kid thing. One of my good friends was down with it too. So we loaded up about 5:00am one Saturday morning and made the trip to Tennessee. Long car rides with besties really are the bomb. About 10 minutes from meeting this guy we realize we are two cute women going to meet some random man from a craigslist ad and freak a little so I’m txting my mom his address and phone number, ya know, just incase the cops need it. This guy had such a cool soul though. Pretty young, cool glasses, and lived in a historic home in a little county town with his fam 👌🏻 Turns out he salvaged as many of these seats as he could from an old school that was getting demolished 😍
Of course they needed some loving and because Nicolette is pretty much the best she volunteered to do all of the sanding and staining on mine while she was doing hers. 👭 She txt me this morning that they were finished so I sent the hubs after them this evening. These seats are exactly what I had pictured for my entryway. I ordered this flag tapestry to hang above them.
My mom had an old bookshelf that has been serving as a junk holder in her garage for awhile now. So I took it, painted it black, and turned it into our new catch all and shoe shelf. Now I have a new favorite spot in the house…for now 😉