Most people’s first apartments had floors lined with raw oatmeal, a re-purposed Twister mat for a bed, and a showerhead that intermittently drizzled viscous, jet-black fluid and liquid police sirens. Now that you have the pad of your dreams, pick up some pad padding with today's Groupon: for $50, you get $150 toward eclectic furniture, lighting, and artwork at Mudd Lake Furniture in Watertown.
Situated inside a rustic barn, Mudd Lake Furniture stocks its sales floor with an eclectic variety of bohemian furniture. Owner and former NFL football player Bob Kratch selects furnishings, lighting, artwork, and home goods from local flea markets, as well as reputable suppliers who source their goods from such distant locales as Europe, Asia, and Atlantis. Though the collection of home décor rotates frequently, past finds have included Victorian frames ($60), vintage globes ($99), and medium-sized draft tables, which serve as ideal surfaces for drawing or holding multiple ice-cold draughts ($75). Take an old steamer trunk and repurpose it as a coffee table ($70), or utilize a retro wooden box to carry around old boxes or other keepsakes ($50). Customers can also nab wagon-wheel hubs for adorning ranch-themed rooms or repairing a broken-down covered wagon ($30).