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6.23.2010

A Business Review: The Shabby Shack

For this birthday week, I thought I would share a present with you:  One of my favorite second hand furniture stores.

The Shabby Shack - my kids know it by name.  We pass, and they chime in, "There's Shabby Shack."

Located at:  2829 E. University,  Mesa, AZ 85213, next to the Circle K on the SE corner of Lindsey and University.  Open 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM Monday through Saturday.  You can check them out here (though I will be honest and say that their website isn't my favorite.  The pieces advertised make them seem more expensive.)

I've always loved redoing furniture.  I started with a few pieces in high school.  Now that I'm married and need furniture that is better quality, but at still affordable prices, I like to check out Shabby Shack.  My favorite piece that I have gotten from the Shabby Shack has been a dresser for $100.  A mid-century piece in very good condition.  Perfect for our office.  I painted it antique-ish green and it helps keep our office clutter organized.  We have also gotten a desk, a cast iron rooster, and found my mother-in-law's Christmas present there.  I'm not boasting that you will get furniture for $10, but I am boasting that they will have a good clean selection at good prices.  (And though they have good prices, I always like to ask if they will go lower.  It never hurts to ask.  Right?)  

{Sorry, you get a glimpse, cause if I showed more, you would see the mess that has accrued during this busy month}

I like Shabby Shack because it is a friendly, clean store to walk into.  Many times I have gone in with my 4 little ones in tow, and have not ever gotten those "looks" that often come when you take 4 kids ages 3 and under into a store.  A few months ago, I needed a pedestal to go under a coffee table that my dad made in high school.  I asked if they had anything that might work.  John (I think it was John and not Ron) took me around back where they have pieces that are less than perfect and found me the perfect abandoned pedestal  for resurrecting my dad's coffee table.  I asked how much, he said FREE.  I couldn't believe it.  It made my week.  Maybe I'll post pictures once I get around to finishing it.

Shabby Shack did not pay me to do a write up on our blog, but I couldn't resist passing along information on yet another great Mesa business.  Check them out.  And keep coming back, cause their selection always changes.  (Tip:  Ask for a possible discount and ask for specific pieces.  My sister-in-law did and found the perfect teak table that was in back, and not in their showroom.)  Then let us know what you think.    


2 comments:

The Wizzle said...

Awesome! I've seen them, but never been in because the corner is a little dodgy and I don't often take all my kids in to someplace if I don't know what I'm going to find in there. Too much potential downside. I'll definitely check it out!

Jeni @ peppertowne.com said...

I love hearing about new furniture shops! Can't wait to find a few treasures. Thanks