They have a pretty nice mix of salvaged stuff, from windows and doors to sinks, toilets, and bathtubs in a variety of mid century pastel colors. I also saw several sets of metal kitchen cabinets, vintage stoves and refrigerators, and lots of surplus floor tiles, wood, door knobs, hinges, drawer pulls and more.
Here's what I saw:
How about a horizontal cabinet-style wall-mount fridge?! The lighting was lousy, but this looked to be a shade of pink or pinkish beige. It was tempting, but I have no place to use it.
Stove, they've got stoves. They're not giveaway prices, but most were between $150 and $250.
This one cracked me up - Pam at RetroRenovation, if you're tuning in here, the papers attached to this stove were a printout from your blog, I guess intended to highlight that metal kitchens and vintage appliances are valued.
I love the details on these pieces, but most had pitted chrome and/or cracks in plastic handles or glass lenses or other flaws.
This General Electric fridge was only about 5 feet tall, and dates to 1937 according to the tag. It needs work on the compressor, and seems to be in pretty good shape for a 75-year-old appliance, and priced accordingly.
How about these metal base cabinets for a kitchen sink? I like the angled faces on the drawers, and the pink boomerang Formica looks great even though it shows some wear on one side.
I saw several sets of metal cabinets, but in most cases I could not find a manufacturer's name inside the doors or drawers.
These Youngstown cabinets appeared to have been painted at one time.
This GE stainless steel Kitchen Center sink and counter top combo looked interesting, but it was laying on a shelf buried behind a bunch of things and I had a hard time getting good photos of it.
No sign of the accessories that went where the holes are.
They also had some other examples of what were once some great Formica patterns, but sadly everything I found was too messed up with scratching, drilled holes, or other problems.
This sink was so small, I'm guessing this came out of some kind of camper.
So, out of all this vintage goodness, I only hauled home this one small thing.
It looks like a Danish-styled pivoting TV stand.
For only $7.50, I figured I would see what I can do with it.
That's some really great stuff! Be sure and let us see what you do with TV stand. I'm sure it will be something awesome.ReplyDelete
Will do Eartha, thanksDelete
I need a Youngstown front emblem. The one that was their was glass with a patriotic red, blue, white on black? If anyone has email@example.com ThanksDelete
Wow! That looks like a fun place - and I swear my parents had the electric white stove with the counter on the right, but it was Avocado. It came in handy in their kitchen because there wasn't much counter space.ReplyDelete
If you do go back and see some Youngstown kitchen cabinets with the boomerang handles let me know - we're looking to expand the Hacienda kitchen!
I was on the lookout for boomerang handles Mod Betty, but didn't see a single one. Not sure what their turnover is like, but they do have sales (chairs were 75% off, but there weren't many there and none worth photographing)Delete
Yes, I am here, Uncle Atom. LOVE this place. And so cool that they are using my blog as marketing materials! xoxoReplyDelete
That seems like a pretty cool place, if only they didn't get the internet there, the prices would be better! I love the dancing stars formica. As for the pivoting tv stand, I know you will bering it back to its former glory!ReplyDelete
You;re right Amber, the internet can be a bargain killerDelete
Very neat store. My current day kitchen still has a row of metal cupboards, and an old cast iron double sink with draining boards on either side. I have remodeled everything else, but don't have the heart to take these out.ReplyDelete
I swear, I was born in the wrong era.
I enjoy seeing all your treasures, and the places you find with such great vintage stuff.
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Thanks Ranchwagon, I'm enjoying your wagon resto blog too. Sinks like yours are in demand again, I saw two like you describe at this place and one was marked sold. I'll bet that sink of yours weighs a tonDelete
Wow, vintage wonderland. I wish we had one here in Chicago. So many great vintage pieces.ReplyDelete
I wish this was closer, I would be hanging out there oftenDelete
To find other thrift stores for building materials around the country, folks can check these online directories:Delete
The Building Materials Reuse Association Directory www.bmra.org/listings/browse-by-state
Loading Dock National Reuse Directory
Habitat for Humanity ReStore resale outlet directory
Some of those appliances are so cool, but I'm surprised that they are asking so much for them. Since they obviously read Retro Renovation, perhaps they are hoping that Pam's readers will be willing to fork out the extra $$ for vintage appliances? Some them don't look in too good of shape; don't think I'd be willing to pay so much for them ... but that's just me. I love the formica around that sink .... and the starbursts. ::::sigh::::::ReplyDelete
I agree Jen. I didn't mention it in my original post, but they'll probably have to drastically discount some of those pieces, especially the ones that may only be good for partsDelete
Hi, Ruthie from Community Forklift here. Just stumbled across this post, it was so nice of you to highlight us on your blog!!!! Just so your readers know...we have sales in 5 or 6 different departments every month, so at least once or twice a year, our vintage appliances go on sale for 50% or 75% off. Folks can learn about the sales by signing up for our newsletter at www.CommunityForklift.com or liking us on Facebook. Thanks so much!!!Delete
I'm drooling!! And so jealous. I need (want) a pink fridge, and this seems like the perfect place to score it :)ReplyDelete
Can't wait to see what you do with the tv stand!
One lesson I re-learned, take a tape measure along! The inside of the wall hanging fridge was really shallow. Maybe that's a good thing, but it would take some getting used toDelete
This comment is from Mick - sorry Mick, it got accidentally deleted when I tried to publish it and my thumb missed the correct button on my phoneReplyDelete
So much eye candy! Too bad about the shape of most of it. Im no stranger to painting metal cabinets, but it can be a pain gettign the ready. OH and the wall mount fridge, haha its neat, but I dont know if I could be comfortable with it.
can't wait to see what you do with that piece!ReplyDelete
I'm looking for a set of Metal kitchen cabinets..
Plus a Majestic wood/electric cook stove..
Of course priced reasonable...