Can you believe no one has won Powerball with all those millions of tickets sold? It’s crazy. Just shows how infinitesimal your odds are for winning. I did buy a ticket though. It’s fun to imagine what you would do with all the money and think about how it would change or what you wouldn’t want to change. One thing for sure if I won would be that I would stay anonymous. I would not let them say my name or have any pictures of me.
I saw this in my FB feed and it makes me laugh:
It’s kind of sad how many people spend tons of money on tickets. The odds are so small that there is no point in buying more than one. And these are usually people who really can’t afford to drop $50 on lottery tickets.
One of those things I would do with even a fraction of that money would be to spare no expense to restore some of the stuff in Radiance Manor to original parts. We headed down to check out another architectural salvage place in Albany to see what they had.
It’s sort of a mixed blessing these places exist. It’s great to have this as a resource, but sad that some wonderful stuff has been torn out of old homes. Anyway, you know warehouses like this have to have a shop cat, which I made friends with right away, of course.
Right when we walked in, I saw the exact same sewing table that I got for our vanity:
Except it had some missing trim and the top has chunks out of it. Not to mention that it was $100. I bought mine for $25 and I don’t think the above one would have turned out as nice as ours :
Not-so-humble brag. 😳 Usually you find things cheaper after the fact, right? Funny how this time was the opposite. Yay me!
When we gut the master bath next year, my hope is to be able to get a clawfoot tub in there. I am not sure we will be able to get an old one like this or go with a new one. It all depends on size and whether or not we can get a cast iron tub up the stairs (although one came out in the past, so it must be possible).
A couple of these tubs were in excellent shape and wouldn’t even need refinishing. We’ll have to see in a year what is available.
We do know that we can get replacement radiators here, which is pretty awesome, but hopefully that will never be needed.
Doors and windows galore!
We hunted around looking for the size door we need and I just don’t know if we are going to find a 29.5 inch door. It’s too custom. So, we will have to buy 30 and trim down – kinda scary. Again, that’s further in the future, but this place is a goldmine for that stuff.
Tons of door knobs.
I kind of like the white enamel, but I have a thing for the crystal knobs, which they only had 1 left. Guess everyone else likes them, too.
This is a pretty awesome stove. If there was some way to modernize it and actually fit it into our kitchen LOL
We also hit up our usual suspects like Restore, but came home empty handed. Shopping salvage or thrift is like that. Many times you end up empty handed, but when you score, it’s usually good!