a thrifting I did go…
high ho the merry ‘o
a thrifting I did go!
And I got darn lucky too!
Recently I went on a little thrifting expedition hoping to find some treasures for the house in Hooterville.
At Goodwill I found this mirror for only $15.00. It’s difficult to judge the scale in this photo but the mirror is quite large (and very heavy!). I plan to use it in the formal dining room.
You might recall I showed you my inspiration photo, a dining room designed by Layla over at The Lettered Cottage for one of her clients. I may not have any furniture for the dining room yet but now I’ve at least got a mirror!
I was having a VERY GOOD Goodwill day because I also found these four blue and white bowls and a candlestick to add to the blue and white collection I have started for the hutch in the breakfast room. Each bowl was $3.00 and the candlestick was $2.00.
At an antique mall I came across a small blue and white lamp that I think will look cute on the breakfast room hutch. I paid $14.00 for it, which I didn’t think was too bad, considering how much lamps generally cost.
At the same antique mall, I was happy to find a bench to place at the backdoor in the laundry room. It’s a generous 4 feet long…the perfect length for the wall where I want to put it. The price was perfect too. All the benches I have looked at have been at least twice the $40.00 I paid for this one. I definitely have plans to strip the yellow paint off but I haven’t decided exactly how I want to re-do it. I may paint it white and distress it. I may end up staining it. Or maybe I’ll paint it black and distress it since I’m thinking I want to use black as an accent color to the aqua I painted the laundry room walls. As the room starts to come together, I’m sure I will be able to get a better sense of which option will look best.
Yes, it was a very productive thrifting day!
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