Another trip to a local mercatino usato (2nd hand shop). I wanted to show my mom what they’re like here in Italy and she was amazed at all the great finds. The shop was full of antique dressers with marble tops and carved wood detailing (30euros), little matching wooden bedside cupboards (20euros), antique desks(70euros), pianos(500euros), tables, beds, closets and more. So many great finds for such amazing prices. Most of these items would be found in high end Antique Shops in Canada with high price tags on them. And strangely enough the high priced items are the exact ones I absolutely would never purchase (used IKEA furniture, horrible “bedroom sets”, pressed wood cupboards etc).
This time I came home with an amazing old solid wooden table with no woodworm in sight. It’s perfect for my front entryway – a place to dump keys and cameras and papers. The underside of the table is full of old rusty hooks which I assume were used to hang pots and pans or tools. Maybe even to dry fresh pasta dough? A good scrubbing and a fresh coat of paint was all that was needed.