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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Thrift Score Thursday 57

Hello you guys! Happy #thriftscorethursday! How has your week been?

This week we have the lovely and sweet Jess from Bright Green Door as our guest host! From her blog introduction: “If the words vintage, DIY'ed, or the color gold inspire you, you're in the right place!” Um, yes – blogging soul-sisters! She just completed an incredible kitchen makeover – check out the final reveal right here.

If you’re new to #thriftscorethursday, we’d like to invite you to join into our thrift-loving hashtag party…

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

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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.

The Features:

This vintage card catalog that Kim from Reposhture (Instagram: reposhture) found was a total score at $30! I just love vintage card catalogs (who doesn’t?) and I’ve been lucky enough to find (and subsequently sell) a few myself. Fingers crossed there’s another one out there someday with my name on it!

thriftscorethursday reposhture card catalog

Found an awesome vintage light fixture but you can’t actually hang it from your ceiling? Check out this brilliant idea from meganomarrow: suspend it in a vintage bird cage stand!

thriftscorethursday meganomarrow vintage light and bird cage stand

If you spotted these little brass pieces would you know what they are? I would have been stumped! Luckily Sandra (Instagram: lightglassandtrend) knew exactly what they are – vintage brass mineral holders! Stunning!

thriftscorethursday lightglassandtrend vintage brass mineral holders

Finally, this is one #thriftscorethursday transformation that completely blew me away. Would you ever have believed this “before” desk could look so good?! Chelsea from Style Mutt (Instagram: chelsea_stylemutthome) worked her magic on it and it is amazing!

thriftscorethursday chelsea_stylemutthome desk before

thriftscorethursday chelsea_stylemutthome desk after

My Finds:

Are you ready for another round of “Things I Didn’t Buy at the Thrift Store”?

On my most recent trip I spotted tons of share-worthy things that sadly just didn’t make the cut to come home with me. I’m doing my best to only buy things that I either have a purpose/place for in my home or are just such incredible finds/deals it would hurt to leave them behind. Sadly, none of these exactly fit the bill.

This first piece was truly awesome – a vintage Underwood typewriter built into this adorable little desk. It was one of Goodwill’s auction pieces – I didn’t test myself by checking to see what the bids were on it so far, because I knew this was something I didn’t need to bring home. Someone else will get to enjoy this baby!

thriftscorethursday vintage typewriter desk

There were two of these little white metal faux-bamboo and yellow vinyl chairs, $10.50 each. I will admit, I was tempted. But the vinyl was cracked and ripped on one of the chairs and again, I had no purpose or place in mind for them.

thriftscorethursday yellow & white faux bamboo chair

This amber glass canister was so cool! It was $8.99, which isn’t terrible, but wasn’t cheap enough that I felt comfortable impulse-buying it.

thriftscorethursday amber glass jar

This collection of blue and white pieces were really neat. I know some of my #thriftscorethursday friends are going to be jealous of these and think I’m crazy for leaving them behind! The big lidded jar was $15.99, the vase was $12.50 and the adorable watering can was $5.50…

thriftscorethursday blue white china jar

thriftscorethursday blue white china pieces

This clock was really cool and I loved the organic tree-trunk shape. I didn’t care for the ornate style of the gold hands/clock numbers, so at first I toyed with the idea replacing them with something more modern. Sadly they they were covered in a thick coat of pour-over resin. At $15.99, this was another “catch and release.”

thriftscorethursday tree trunk clock

Lastly, check out this cheery (or make that “beery”) Christmas wreath I spotted a little while ago. On my next trip to the store, it was gone. (Sing it with me: “Said the night wind to the shepherd boy: ‘Do you beer what I beer?’ ”)

thriftscorethursday christmas beer wreath

So let’s hear it! Should I have non-buyers remorse over some of these things? What would you have done?

Brynne
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Be sure to check out the finds and features from Trisha, Cassie, Corinna & Jess!

Thrift Score Thursday Trisha color 
 
Thrift Score Thursday Cassie 
 
Thrift Score Thursday Corinna 
 
TST Guest Host Jess
 
 
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!
 
Thrift Score Thursday Guest Host Call

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Black Interior Doors

I’ve been a painting maniac lately. I haven’t had non-paint-speckled hands in at least two weeks, and this is one of the reasons…

Black Interior Doors | www.thegatheredhome.com

Our upstairs hallway, featuring 7 (SEVEN!) doors, got a glamorous makeover. I’ve had my heart set on painting our interior doors black for quite some time. I think that glossy black doors just look so polished and elegant!

With one project or another, I kept putting it off however, until one fateful day when I ended up with a quart of semi-gloss black trim paint when I had meant to get a quart of semi-gloss white
Clark Kensington exterior semi-gloss paint

While picking up supplies for the vintage-boho reading nook, my March Ace Blogger post, I meant to pick up some white trim paint, but once I got home I realized I had grabbed “Sparkling Black” by accident.

It turned out to be a lucky mistake because it was just the push I needed to finally get started on the task of transforming our [disgustingly] dingy interior doors! Once I had started using the paint, I loved it so much that Ace was awesome enough to provide me with another quart to finish the project.

Upstairs Hallway Before

You can see that I had already started painting the trim white on one door (the door to the master bedroom) and it just goes to show how truly dingy the doors were!


Upstairs Hallway Before

When I posted a sneak peek of my in-progress black doors on Instagram, I got several helpful suggestions for streamlining the process! Well, apparently I’m very habit-bound because I ended up doing what I’ve always done - using my trusty angled brush to apply light coats of paint (3 in all) over the course of several days and several seasons of 30 Rock on Netflix.

Fresh white trim + glossy black doors makes my heart sing!

Black interior doors | www.thegatheredhome.com

While it is completely apparent that the walls need new paint, I’m just thrilled with how sharp the doors look now! The finish is so perfectly glossy and the black hides imperfections really well. While it did make the hallway a bit darker if all the doors are closed, the reality is that most of them are usually open to let sunshine into the hallway, and of course with the hall light on, it’s totally fine.

Black interior doors | www.thegatheredhome.com

Somehow, this whole thing actually started with the master bedroom makeover I’ve slowly started tackling. Because I knew I wanted the doors in the bedroom to be black, I had to carry that through the entire hallway!

It was well worth it though, and I can’t wait to share what I’ve got in the works for the bedroom (more painting, naturally). I’ll let this shot I Instagrammed the other day hold  you over…

master bedroom sneak peek

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Disclosure: I am thrilled to be working with Ace Hardware this year and they were kind enough to provide me with the paint for this project. All opinions and positions expressed here are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of Ace Hardware.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Thrift Score Thursday 56

I did not strike out at the thrift store this week!

How’s that for a #thriftscorethursday opening line? After many fruitless treks to the thrift store, I finally spotted a few things worth taking home, and the best part is that it was 50% off day at Goodwill!

Actually, if I had known that ahead of time, I probably would have stayed home since it can get pretty cutthroat during sale days at the thrift store! And the shelves were pretty well picked over by the time I stopped by. Luckily, I spotted the gleam of brass behind a few other objects…

thriftscorethursday brass pepper mill2

What, you don’t have a brass peppermill just chilling on your mantel with a collection of vintage books? So weird.

thriftscorethursday brass pepper mill4

It has these really great engraved designs on it, as well as “Atlas Pepper Mill Imports Made in Greece”, which proved very useful in discovering that my little 99 cent purchase retails for $76 online! (Although, affiliate link, you can snag it on Amazon for just $47.15)

While it makes for a lovely knickknack, I was also happy to hear that it’s high-quality and very functional! Expect to see this piece starring in my kitchen as soon as I get around to tackling that room… oh, maybe in 2020?

The Features

Ready for this week’s #thriftscorethursday features?

I fell so hard for this gorgeous silhouette gallery wall shared by Maggie from Maggie Overby Studios (Instagram: maggieoverbystudios)! She’s collected these silhouettes over time from flea markets and thrift stores in Germany – just incredible!

thriftscorethursday maggieoverbystudios sillhouette gallery wall

I am obsessed with this collection of plates from Emily from The Anatomy of Design (Instagram: anatomyofdesign)! The coral, navy, cream and gold are such a heavenly color combination! And this photo is impeccable!

thriftscorethursday anatomyofdesign thrifted plates

This thrifted candlestick makeover from Kris at Driven by Decor (Instagram: drivenbydecor) is divine. So elegant and modern with just a few coats of black paint! Doesn’t this make you want to coat everything in matte black?

thriftscorethursday drivenbydecor candlesticks

Okay, are you ready to have your mind blown by this last feature? Prepare to pick you jaw up off the floor…

Pam from Simple Details (Instagram: pamsimpledetails) shared THE thrift score of the year – this enormous, fantastic, drool-worthy mirror she found on Craigslist! Are you following Pam yet? If not, hurry to go do so! She is fabulous!

thriftscorethursday pamsimpledetails mirror

That might be a tough act to follow, but the beauty of #thriftscorethursday is that we get to celebrate all sorts of treasures together – from little brass pepper mills to gigantic ornate mirrors! So large or small, we want to see what you’ve been finding lately!

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The Facts:

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

- 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 favorite thrift score or two 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.

This week’s guest host is the super talented Thalita from The Learner Observer! She always posts such fun roundups of the awesome things she spots/buys on her thrift store trips that I knew I had to ask her to join us as a guest host! So glad she said yes!

Brynne
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Be sure to stop by and check out the finds and features from Trisha, Corinna & Thalita!

Thrift Score Thursday Trisha color

 
Thrift Score Thursday Corinna 
 
TST Guest Host Thalita
 
 
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!
 
Thrift Score Thursday Guest Host Call

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