Going to paint this piece from silver to
gold to add interest & metal mix
The frosted glass hurricane was on clearance from Pier 1 [5yrs ago for $10] and I stacked books with the jackets flipped to white. These are all set on another thrifted piece - my $30 vintage buffet [found & refinished back in 2006]. The chain link wall piece was a mirror. Since the mirror broke in shipping, I flipped it to the back side and wrote on it in chalk. The mirror was originally purchased for a client. Thankfully, because the mirror was damaged, the company sent a replacement - so this piece was FREE.
Could replace the mirror, but for now, using it as is...
Wrote on it with chalk...
After painting the P1 holder gold, I'll switch eggs to gold as well.
Also free: I added a branch [found in fall] in the white glass vase [from BigLots in '06 at $8] wrapped with some existing white blossom sprays I already had. For Easter, I'm adding hanging eggs. The small white trellis chachki is a Victoria Hagan piece I had picked up on clearance for only $6 at Target back in '07.
Thank You Natalie Myers for recently featuring this shot in an idea book on Houzz!
Also come visit the Easter update with
The simple fresh green apples were not only an inspiration for a shot of color for the entry vignette, but it relates to the adjacent dining space - refreshed for Spring! Although this space may still have a few tweaks, it most certainly is a happy spring sight to see when walking in the door or coming down the stairs vs. the dark chocolate brown it was for fall & winter.
Would also like to paint the espresso table black.
Editing, donating, and repurposing items to your collection of pretty pieces that bring you joy is key when you're creating a personalized space. Too much thrift and no new finishes or finds, and your collection could look junky.
Thrifty three finds plus a pair of thrifted brass sconces I found back in November - during a Wacky Wednesday Half Off Sale at the Salvation Army - The pair was only $8. And a quick tip to shine-up brass finds: just soak them in vineger and table salt.
FREE and EZ home remedy to polish brass.
And when all else fails - Just paint it!
My $30 bargain beauty - AFTER I stained it.
I use it to store table linens and decorative glass.
To update its look - I'm considering painting just the doors white.
The same holds true from purchasing all accessories from any one store - your space will look like a store. When shopping, keep your focus on lines, color and texture for the things you love and it will help you create a look that has been curated over time.
ANOTHER fine book to add to your references!
IF you're on twitter - Don't miss #DesignTV Monday morning EST at 11:30 - Another one of my thrifty twitter friends - Stan Williams, author of THE FIND @elegantthrifter - will be chattin' it up on #DesignTv with @jonathanlegate & @abcddesigns about vintage & thrift & giving away copy of
And today - don't forget to watch
Mr. Goodwill Hunting on the Nate Berkus Show!
Happy Thrifty Thursday!
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