We went to Bauer Brothers Salvage for the first time on our way to a birthday party, thinking we would be there for an hour or two tops. We even brought the kids with, which was just silly. It was way too cold in there for them and they clearly didn’t have as much fun as we were having.
I kept telling George “Look at those stained glass windows!” and he had zero reaction. We just decided to come back when we had an entire day to look around, when we didn’t have the kids, and to bring the truck and trailer. We can’t wait to go back. We have a gigantic list!
My favorite part of the trip was seeing super-expensive items that we had purchased on Craigslist for next to nothing. Right when we walked in, there was a cast iron clawfoot tub for $1200. The only difference is we had to clean ours. We also saw the exact same cast iron farmhouse sink we have, for a $1k price tag. This made me really glad we drove all over the state to find rehab materials on Craigslist; it was totally worth our time and gas money.
We left with two items which was all we could fit in the truck. We bought a buffet for the “pantry” corner and a medicine cabinet for the downstairs bathroom. They were willing to make a deal on the buffet because it had been there since at least 2014 and they wanted it gone. We were actually looking for one with a counter for additional workspace but those were all $1k or more and Ross said he can just split it in the middle to add a countertop and back/sides. I’m not sure when he’s going to have time for that but it was such a deal and the perfect width, so we couldn’t say no!
We almost got into a bidding war for the medicine cabinet. A party of three came by and started touching it so I stood closer to it and said it was mine. With a warm smile of course. The Bauer Brothers worker had to come by and haul it so we had to wait, but I put my arm on it possessively. They started asking what we needed it for and who was “doing the work” for us….what a laugh! I pointed at Ross and said “He is!”
#diy = do it yo’ damn self