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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Thrift Score Thursday 60

Good morning all! A very happy #thriftscorethursday to you! The stars aligned yesterday, the living room was tidy, and I was finally able to grab a few good photos of my thrifted lucite coffee table after making you wait for several weeks to see it!

When I spotted this at the thrift store I grabbed the tag and bought it instantly with every intention of reselling it… As the story often goes though, I instantly began to have second thoughts about letting it go.

In between buying it at the thrift store and heading back with a truck to pick it up the next day, I had already made a contingency plan to sell the two vintage brass coffee tables I already have if I brought the lucite table home and fell in love.

Spoiler alert: I fell in love. Hard.

thriftscorethursday lucite coffee table

This table is just enormous and the massive lucite legs catch the light and sparkle like cartoon diamonds!

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The lucite did have some pretty severe scuffing and scratches – I think the table was dragged on its side at the thrift store – so I was really happy to come across a recommendation online for the Novus plastic polishing kit (affiliate link). It has comes with three polishes: one to help remove heavy -scratches, one to help remove fine scratches, and one to clean and shine.

novus lucite cleaning kit

I focused on the deep scratch areas with the #3 polish, followed up with #2 anywhere I found light scratches, and finished with the #1 spray over the whole table.

While my table still has some of the very deep set scrapes, the Novus polish helped immensely and downright erased many of the lighter scratches! So I just wanted to share with you – if you own a piece of lucite furniture that’s gotten a little hazy from surface scratches or if you find a fabulous piece in the future, keep this product in mind!

The Features:

Now on to all the fabulous features from the #thriftscorethursday Instagram feed!

Mandie from Mid Mod Inspirations (Instagram: midmodmandie) brought home this pristine navy mid century chair for just $50 from the Salvation Army! Swoon!

thriftscorethursday midmodmandie midcentury chair

Is anyone else instantly reminded of Betty Draper and her infamous fainting couch by this incredible tufted chaise Sharla (Instagram: thealabastervessel) found? (For just $6!!!) I think I would NEED a fainting couch if I spotted one for such an incredible price!

thriftscorethursday thealabastervessel tufted chaise

Cate from Style Mutt (Instagram: cate_stylemutthome) spotted this old media center in the Craigslist “free” section. While she didn’t end up getting it, I think her idea for repurposing a piece like this is simple brilliant! Check out her virtual transformation below…

thriftscorethursday cate_stylemutthome media center

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Lindsey (Instagram: linnyjanevintage) says this wall hanging is “so bad it’s good and I kind of love it.” Yes, it’s insanely good! I kind of adore it!

thriftscorethursday linnyjanevintage xo wall hanging

Are you ready to jump in and share your incredible thrift finds with the #thriftscorethursday party? It’s easy!

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 Simply share a picture of any recent thrifty find on Twitter or Instagram using #thriftscorethursday!

The Facts:

- You can share any thrifty finds with us – whether they hail from a thrift store, Craigslist, estate sale, garage sale, side of the road, or apartment dumpster! The fun, the funny, the awesome, the odd - this hashtag party is open to all!
- Feel free to use #thriftscorethursday any day of the week! We'll be keeping up with the hashtag all week long to find our favorites for the following Thursday.
- Each week, Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Cassie from Primitive and Proper, Corinna from For My Love Of and I will pick a few favorite thrift scores to feature! So please note that by linking up with#thriftscorethursday, you are giving us permission to share your finds via social media or on our blogs.

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Our guest host this week is the color-loving, vintage-collecting Shavonda from SG Style! We are so glad to have her joining us this week – she has a gift for thrift scores!

TST Guest Host Shavonda

And be sure to stop by and check out the finds and features from my Thrift Score Thursday cohosts Trisha, Cassie & Corinna!

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Thrift Score Thursday Cassie

Thrift Score Thursday Corinna

P.S. If you’re a blogger who loves thrifty finds too, we’d love to have you guest host a week of Thrift Score Thursday with us! Just send me a message for more information!

Thrift Score Thursday Guest Host Call

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Blush Pink Walls

I’ve been making you all wait to see the new color on our bedroom walls, but I’m finally ready to share!

Blush Pink Walls - Clark+Kensington "Sprinkled Sugar" | The Gathered Home

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Thrift Score Thursday 59

Good morning you guys! I hope your week has been fantastic! Mine has been pretty nonstop, but full of good things. And sitting and combing through and admiring all your #thriftscorethursday finds on Instagram is always a highlight of the week for me!

Are you new to #thriftscorethursday? Join the party by sharing your recent thrifty finds on Instagram or Twitter using the #thriftscorethursday hashtag!

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