Maybe I'm just the exception but I've been having one hell of a time with vintage furniture. I'm sure most of you that choose to wear vintage clothing also choose to have vintage furniture in your place. Well, having been wearing vintage clothing for 12 years, I am also one of those people that would love to have nothing but vintage furniture in my apartment.
I recently decided to go with a mid century modern look for my place. It is not my personal favorite but it seemed to be the most available style here in Arizona. But by chance or luck as I thought, I ran across a gorgeous mid century pink sectional sofa for sale on Esty. I contacted the seller and we agreed that I would make payments until it was paid off and then said seller would ship the sofa to me. This seller had great feedback and seemed like an honest enough person. Well, after a considerable run around with seller for almost 2 months, I finally went to my bank and had my money refunded to me since seller obviously had no intention on shipping the sofa.
So, having learned my lesson from buying anything bigger then clothing on Esty, I moved on to trying to find something at a local antique/vintage furniture store instead. My friend Rachel and I got together today and went hunting. Finally after hours of searching, we came across a great shop with a few things I was interested in. I left with an Art Deco end table and hopes to go back for the Art Deco burgundy sofa in a couple of days.
When I got home and started to clean off the end table I noticed a cluster of webs on the bottom which look like spiders. By now I'm pissed and have no idea what to do. So, I sat the end table on my balcony so no one would steal it and if they are spiders that wouldn't be in my house. The table was only $30 and I hate to throw it out but I'm also not sure what to do. I also am afraid to go back and buy the sofa in fear that these spider things will also be on the sofa.
Has anyone else been in this situation? Or what do you do when you buy new vintage furniture? Is there a routine/ cleaning process you do?