Sticky Woes.

I found this awesome side table at the Unique on Howard last week:

A little bit chippy, but I love it, with its curved little legs. Unfortunately, the gol-darned thrift store DUCT TAPED the glass to the painted wood, resulting in three sides that look like this:

…rendering it unsellable, I would think. I don’t have time to repaint it. A very similar thing happened to this adorable couple I got at an estate sale on Saturday:

HOW CUTE ARE THEY? I spent $10 on them, WAY more than what I would usually spend, but I just love them. However, that $10 price tag was taped on with MASKING TAPE and it took off some paint from the young man’s jacket. I checked on eBay, and this pair sold for $152 a couple of weeks ago, but I’m sure the paint loss will affect the price I can get for them. I was actually considering keeping them, anyway, so maybe I will now. This was an estate sale that used masking tape for price tags! What the heck, man?

July 25, 2010 - 12:06 am

Leilani Ugh I’ve had similar issues at the thrift! Mainly with them STAPLING purses and wallets and writing the price on the bottom of shoes in permanent ink!

Love that wedding couple, they’re still adorable. 🙂

July 25, 2010 - 8:21 pm

Lara Jo Oh, the STAPLING! I KNOW! seriously, what is wrong with them?? I just got through trying to scrub Sharpie-written prices off of a piece of pottery. How the heck can I slap a $8 price tag on something when you can turn it over and see I paid eighty cents for it?? Thanks, Village Thrift Store!