27 August 2015

Thrift Score Thursday

Welcome to Thrift Score Thursday! 

I am so excited to join these fabulous thrifty bloggers in our shared love of thrifty scores:

 Long ago I fell in love with thrift stores, garage sales, estate sales, Craig's List, roadside throwaways, etc. Spending too much money at an expensive store, on an item made to look like an antique or flea market treasure is silly, right? Why not get the real thing for a fraction of the cost, and enjoy the thrill of the thrift store score!

Our home is decorated with a mix of furniture inherited from my family, thrifty items, antiques, and some newer purchases. Here is a sample of my thrift store makeovers & decor:

thrifting, midcentury, furniture makeover, painted furniture, antique,

1 - I purchased this frame for .50 at a yard sale when I was in high school. The print was an Ebay find. 
2 - A thrift store brass frame (less than a dollar?) holds my one of three beloved antique Dr. BJ Kendall advertisements. (maiden name = Kendall)
3 - These midcentury chairs were a $30 Craig's List find
4 - A treasure found at the Salvation Army for $20
6 - $30 for this beautiful gold frame at a thrift store. I added the chalk board. 

thrifting, midcentury, furniture makeover, painted furniture, antique,

Can you believe I scored everything in the image above for under $100? 

midcentury, dresser, furniture makeover, painted furniture, playroom, makeover

furniture makeover, furniture restoration, antique, table, staining furniture
A $30 oak table in our former home, updated & refinished (post coming soon!)

This week I was inspired by and downright jealous of these finds:

Amazing. And I'm off to the thrift store.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Brynne, Cassie, and Trisha, for having me this week!

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  1. your home is so gorgeous and well curated- those MCM chairs in the first grouping were the first things i ever saw on your blog and it was the best first impression possible- love! ;)

    1. Thank you Cassie. That is great to hear. I do love those chairs. I bought them with the intention to makeover & sell, but I'm not sure I can part with them.

  2. This post is so fun Colleen - I love it! That vintage Dr. Kendall advertisement is AMAZING and I'm in love with the way you refinished that dining table! Thanks so much for joining us this week!!!

    1. Thanks Brynne, and thank YOU for having me! What a fun way to connect with other thrifters.

  3. You have a true knack of reviving those tired pieces and incorporating them in your lovely home. I especially adore the fabric you used on those mid-century chairs.

    1. I thought you might like the 'black & white' fabric! :)


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