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Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Latest Thrift Shopping Fun
Christy, my favorite thrifting partner in crime, helped me stake out the opening of a new local consignment/thrift shop at the beginning of February, Starbucks to-go mugs clenched tightly in our thrifty little hands. And this time, we didn't leave empty handed! In fact, we made such great purchases that other shoppers were stopping us to ask about our bargains.
See if you can guess what came home with us...makeovers will be posted as soon as the weather clears enough for me to complete some work!
Call me crazy, but I can see this pretty pink bookcase in a little girl's room if it were styled the right way. (ie. not with country-stitched geese or old cross-stitched toilet paper covers) Even painted a nice neutral gray, the lines on this guy are nice:
This gorgeous cerulean-ish blue compote made me smile. It would be perfect in a Spring display!
Sure, this green bowl looks a little dated and hokey lumped in with a bunch of old bottles and vases...but I think it could really shine on someone's bookshelf or built-ins. Add a nice pop of color!
Speaking of green, I'm not a fan of the checker board on the top (I have no patience for games), but I love the shape of this side table!
Get rid of all the extra tchotchkes on top of it, and this little white industrial shelving unit would be a fun addition to your kitchen with some modern accessories!
This bench needs a fresh coat of paint and an updated fabric for the cushion:
This trio looked like a worn out set, but the coffee table was actually a different brand. An awful stain, but all three have great lines!
Oh, the possibilities I see for this cute little cabinet with the ugly knobs:
Um, so this currently resembles something you'd see in an 1853 bordello, but I can see it spray painted a solid color as an accent in a sewing or craft room:
How cool would this trunk be to store blankets, extra pillows, magazines, or board games?
I may have drooled a leetle bit when I saw this beauty:
I was sad to walk away from some of these fab finds, but I didn't walk away completely empty handed. What do you think came home with me?
How would you make over or use some of these pieces?