Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Thrift Store Finds

Sorry for the unannounced break from blogging. Melinda and I were both sick this weekend and decided a short break was ok under the circumstances. Instead of tackling the pile of dishes waiting for me, I thought we could enjoy some recent thrift store finds together. Much better than housework, right?


This set of bowls was $7. The vintage design is too cute! My sister Kim said it is for chips and dip, if I remember correctly. These sorts of thrift store finds make great presents for people who like unique over brand new.


Here one of my lovely Georges Briard glasses. I found a set of 8 at Habitat for 50 cents each! The retro shell design caught my eye, but fortunately I remembered Melinda educating us on Georges Briard goods and snatched these cuties up without delay! Speedily claiming thrift store finds is one of the most important skills in thrifting.


So many cute chairs all in a row! I almost took the middle chair home with me, but I had already bought massive quantities of things. I decided to leave it for some other lucky person. The floral chair up front was $25 and in pretty good shape. The fabric was not icky, so you could keep it if the floral suits you. The wood either needs to be refinished or painted.

The middle chair, my fave, was $40. The fabric was faded and did not suit the chair. I would have kept the wood and metal frame as is and recovered the loose cushions. Don't you just love loose cushions?


 The light chair at the far end was $20. This is the sort of chair you pick up because you never know when there will be a corner to fill later on. The shape was cute, but the wood was not special. This chair definitely needs a good scrubbing and new fabric for the cushion, but the $20 price tag leaves a lot of room to spruce it up. Thrift store chairs are the best.


There were six of these $15 chairs upstairs at Habitat. As you can see, a few of the toppers are missing. I actually prefer the nontopped look though, so I probably would just remove them and fill in the holes. That being said, you could probably get a few more dollars knocked off the ones that weren't completely intact, especially if you buy the whole set. The fabric was dirty, but this style chair seat is so easy to recover yourself and you don't even need that much fabric (see paint store chair project).


This entry way table is cool. Price tag said $45 and I didn't see any serious issues. I'm not in love with the glass top for some reason, but you could always repurpose the glass elsewhere and find something else to go on top. Or leave as is, the piece is pretty cool. And $45, which makes it even cooler.

Want to see more thrift store finds? We have a whole category just for that! We would love to see your finds, so feel free to share in the comments section. Or holler at us on twitter or instagram and hashtag it #ThriftStoreFinds.