Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Thrift Store Decorating

The Dining Room
A couple weeks back I "hit the jackpot" at the thrift store and found several good deals.
I got the lantern for $3 and the berry garland (wrapped around the lantern) for something like $1.  
The garland was new and still had the original $20 price tag on it!
I also got the little handled bowls in the top of my secretary (below) for $1.
I've seen several decorating ideas on-line that show the doors open on hutches, corner cabinets, etc., so I decided to try a new look and open my doors.
I added a wreath to the right side and a tea towel (with an added burlap heart) to the left. 
I'm enjoying the new look my purchases and open cabinet give my dining room.

The Guest Bath
The same day I found the lantern & garland - I found a white cabinet for above the toilet in my guest bath.
The cabinet prompted a bathroom "makeover" using decorations I already had elsewhere in my house.
(It's hard to get good pictures in a tiny, windowless bathroom - but you can get an idea of the decor from these.)
To make this frame: I used a  piece of chicken wire and strip of lace across the bottom.
My only purchases for this makeover were a shower curtain and rug totaling $13!

The Living Room
This project has been on my to-do list for quite some time, but I just hadn't found the "perfect frame" ---- until today!
I purchased an old oval frame from a local thrift store, and with a little paint and fabric I turned it into a fun, burlap-lined tray for my coffee table.

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My thrift store addiction said...

Hello, I'm returning the visit ;) Great finds! I especially like the white bathroom cabinet--thrift store decorating is the BEST!

Christine said...

well done on the thrift store finds! I love the doors open on your hutch and how you've decorated them!
You have been busy and the bathroom makeover is just lovely!
Have a wonderful week!

Conniecrafter said...

Such wonderful finds, I love the way you have that all decorated and having the doors open with the items hanging on the doors looks great too. Love your idea with the oval frame the white and the burlap look great together and the decorating on top is so pretty!!

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh...once again, I am just in awe at the beauty you create in your home...and with such simple things too! How inspirational you are! I just love oval frame adorning your coffee table!
Sending much love to you today!

Stephanie said...

Woo hoo! What fun and fabulous finds, my friend :) Your home is absolutely lovely and so charming.

Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!