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Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Salvation Army Shopping Inspiration (Home Decor)
But it's a blast to window shop, isn't it? The common denominator in these finds is that a little paint makes a world of difference!
This armoire caught my eye as soon as Michaela Byrd and I stepped back into the furniture area. Can you imagine it with a fresh coat of paint and a new color for the hardware? Instant update!
(I seem to have a thrifty shopper/makeover lover in training)
Um, campaign dresser? Yes, please! These are a hot commodity in the blogosphere right now. This one is missing some of the hardware, but a real DIYer could tackle that problem. A bold, bright color for a child's room or to hold craft supplies in a craft area.
How cute would these nasty stools be with newly painted legs and fresh fabric on the cushions?
And the same goes for this bench/storage piece. I'm not sure exactly what this relic is, but I believe it is a storage piece because it looked like it had a lock on the front.
Antique dresser alert! This guy was in bad shape on the side that's not visible, but someone with great furniture makeover skills (hi, Kate) could make this piece handsome again.
I'm envious of those of you who have big front porches. This old sled would be so much fun for a winter display to greet your guests:
This coffee table currently says, "Hi, I live in Great-Aunt Maude's condo in Florida," but with new paint and some good styling, it could be welcomed into the modern world.
Here's another antique dresser...this one has a lot going on and some broken hardware, but we all know the power of paint and new knobs, don't we?
If you've never browsed the book section in your local thrift store, you are missing out! I've found so many amazing children's classics to build our kids' library...and for so little money. Beverly Cleary, Frances Hodgson Burnett, J.M. Barrie, Mark Twain, Roald Dahl, you name it.
I don't think I've ever found an entire series in one stop, but I have collected a series over the course of time. For example, just through browsing, I found the first three books in The Indian in the Cupboard series, a childhood favorite. The third book was a recent find, along with these:
Have I convinced you yet? Yes, completing makeovers on furniture and accessories is hard work...but it's certainly something you can be proud of. When times are hard like they are today, saving money on home decor is a must!
Which piece was your favorite, and how would you update it?