Luckily, Kansas City has many antique outlets, but the largest is the River Market Antique Mall in the City Market area of downtown. Three floors (and a basement) stuffed with great finds from the disco days on back to the 1700s. My rusty and chippy finds would fit right in! I was able to snag a spot on the second floor.
It was a whirlwind week of picking, gathering, cleaning, repairing, prepping, sorting, labeling, researching, scanning, and moving stuff around, but I got it done. And, as of last weekend, I'm moved in and hoping all this stuff finds "forever homes."
So...I did some pickin'.
And some repairin'.
And some paintin'.
|The space before I moved in.|
|The paint color was supposed to be a dark grey, but whatever.|
|First load sort of put together.|
|After second load in...I had to leave because the mall was closing so I just walked away.|
|The next morning I went in to "fluff" and make sure everything was labeled|
and moved some stuff around a little bit.
|Notice the corner hutch all pretty and white now.|
Gas cans/oil cans/coffee cans/tobacco cans/pulleys.
|I'm happy with how this came out, but it's held together|
with paint primarily. Not for sale! (Yet...)
|Just some of my grandma's extensive romance novel collection from the 1940s.|
And then a lot of sleepin'.
If you're in the City Market area picking up delicious veggies, pies, fruits, and whatnot, walk a couple blocks west to River Market Antiques at 5th and Wyandotte. I'm near the south west corner on the second floor, vendor #414.
The Retro Ranch welcomes you!