Today I'm launching a new weekly feature entitled "What I got." Originally I meant to start this series as a way of reflecting on and being more creative about the stuff already in my apartment (whether that means fixing up furniture or wearing old clothes in new ways). I thought it would be a great way to take myself out of the consumption machine for a bit, shore up the bank account, use my imagination, etc. But, um, then I went to this sale last night, and I may or may not have already broken my "no new purchases" rule (more on that tomorrow). And with the retail bonanza of China looming on the horizon, I don't expect a sudden surge in self control. So, we'll get this party started, with the caveat that I'll put on the shopping breaks post Asian jaunt.
Anywho, enough blabbing. The first item in the "What I got" series, is also one of the cheapest things I own. I got this purty little vintage record console at an Allentown thrift store for...wait for it...$1.94. Yup. $1.94. And it works perfectly. And it has that warm sound that only old tube speakers can give. As far as repurposing goes, the brillant Stefonix helped me move it in and realized two inputs in the back. With a little rejiggering and some new cords, I can now play my iPod through the console. What's old is new! Woo!
I'd love for other people out the on the interwebs to contribute to this series. Are you reupholstering a chair? Wearing an old sundress in a new way? Please send pics! firstname.lastname@example.org.