There isn’t much that we still need for the house, in terms of furniture. However, I keep trying to find interesting pieces to make the house feel more like a home. In the last few trips to my favorite thrift store, I’ve found a few things I think are fun. Want to see?
This bull I found for $2 – I know it wasn’t hideous before, but we don’t have a lot of gold/brassy accessories in the house. So, I used some Rustoleum Hammered Primer and paint in one to take it from gold to black, with a little bit of texture, instead of a flat black.
And then today I found these little frames for $0.50 a piece. I know they look a little dated right now, but I plan on changing that soon enough. I do kind of think that the artwork is kind of adorable in such small scale.
Sometimes I find things that seem destined to be mine… like this heavy brass “P”. It was in a bin with a bunch of other junk, no other letters except this one. It just so happens that our last name starts with “P” so it was like it was serendipity for me to find it
And I seem to have a problem with chair hoarding. I found these for $2 a piece and I couldn’t pass them up.
I love that this one folds up. I am going to paint it and change the fabric on the cushion, but it should be an easy transformation.
When I first saw this, I didn’t realize that it was wrought iron, but when I picked it up, I was surprised at how heavy and solid it was. It needs to be sanded down and repainted, but the cushion is in good condition so I don’t need to recover it right away.
This glass lamp needs a good cleaning, and re-painting of the brass/gold, and I’ll probably fill it with our shell collection that I haven’t been able to find a home for. For $1.50, I won’t feel too horrible if it doesn’t turn out exactly like the Pottery Barn ones I’ve seen for $150 each.
I also found a really cool metal/iron headboard, but it’s still in the back of my car. Shhh… don’t tell my husband. We don’t have any place to put a queen size bed right now, but for $19, I figured that it wouldn’t take up a lot of space in the garage until we have a place for it.
So, have you found anything interesting while thrifting lately?
BTW, are you watching Downton Abbey? I just started watching it because of all the posts on Facebook about it. I have to admit that I kind of love it. How about you?