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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thrift Score Thursday 30

Who’s excited for #thriftscorethursday? I know I am! And so is my awesome cohost Trisha from Black and White Obsession and our fabulous guest host Katja from Shift Ctrl Art!

I had the pleasure of meeting the incredibly creative and talented Katja at Haven this summer and I just know you will become a devoted reader of her blog if you aren’t one already! I got to see her DIY leather and felt laptop bag in person and couldn’t believe she made it herself!

Now, before we jump into this features and my freaking awesome find that I’m having a really hard time keeping quiet about, are there any #thriftscorethursday newbies in the house?

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Join the fun by sharing a picture of any recent thrifty find on Instagram or Twitter (or both!) 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 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.

The Features:

I went nuts for this amazing moose figurine posted by Stephanie from Sandpaper & Glue (Instagram: sandpaperglue) – apparently, she bid on it online and really underestimated its size! Haha – extra awesome! She might paint it gold – what do you think?

thriftscorethursday sandpaperglue moose

The second picture that stopped me in my tracks was this insane tufted yellow sofa shared by Jamala from Viva La Vintage For Your Home (Instagram: urvintagegirl) because there’s a shortlist of minor felonies I would consider committing in order to get my hands on it! (Just kidding. Of course.)

Do you see that price tag? $25. Oh the agony.

thriftscorethursday urvintagegirl yellow sofa

Finally, I just have to shout out Trisha’s (Instagram: bnwobsession) amazing vintage camping trailer she debuted at last week’s Thrift Score Thursday! I cannot wait to follow along with its transformation! Be sure to keep up with #projectskylarkreno on Instagram!

thriftscorethursday bnwobsession vintage skylark trailer

My Find:

While I may not have managed to get my greedy little as-yet-felonyless fingers on that amazingly underpriced tufted sofa, I’m still pretty pleased and proud of the find I’m sharing this week!

I shared a picture on Instagram a few weeks ago and I am finally getting around to posting about my second brass coffee table Craigslist score, which you got a sneak peek of last week

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thrift score thursday brass karl springer coffee table

Meet my new bff – a vintage tubular brass coffee table attributed to Karl Springer! See one  here on 1st Dibs sitting at a cool $2500. I kind of don’t want to post how much I paid for it because a) you will hate me and b) it sounds like a terribly exaggerated lie, but I found this awesome piece on Craigslist in a neighboring town for just… *whispers*… thirty dollars. And c) I already scored a crazy amazing brass and glass coffee table – my dream coffee table – for pennies earlier this summer, but I kind of like this one more (maybe?) and it fits the living room better.

I know. I hate me too.

But you guys, I’m having serious living room drama and difficulty pinning down a good furniture arrangement. And so I have three coffee tables right now because I don’t want to make any rash decisions.

It’s hard being a hoarder.

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Any other crazy coffee table hoarders in the house? What’s your best recent thrifty score? Share with the party!


Brynne
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Be sure to check out this week's finds and features from Trisha and Katja!

Thrift Score Thursday Trisha color


TST guest host Katja

Also, any fellow thrift-loving-bloggers in the house? Interested in guest hosting a week of Thrift Score Thursday? Contact me.


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Thrift Score Thursday 29

Welcome to the 29th installment of #thriftscorethursday! A hashtag party dedicated to sharing and celebrating thrifty finds of all kinds and maybe inspiring you to hit the thrift shop just one more time in case there’s something awesome waiting for you!

This week’s amazing cohost is Gretchen from Boxy Colonial. Her blog is on my must-read list, both for her awesome projects and her hilarious and witty writing. Last week I featured the $15 Goodwill rug that pretty much sealed her #thriftscorethursday celebrity status.

Are you perhaps new to this Thrift Score Thursday madness? Check it out:

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Simply share a picture of any recent thrifty find on Instagram or Twitter (or both!) 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 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.

The Features:

Casey from Brass Jones (Instagram: caseymason_) has an obsession with pineapples and brass (hence her awesome blog name). I have an obsession with this brass and antiqued glass pineapple she shared last week. Could it cover any more of the moment’s hot décor trends? Fabulous.

thriftscorethursday caseymason brass pineapple

Laurel from A Bubbly Life (Instagram: abubblylife) found the most adorable little vintage record player ever for her daughter’s room. I just love it!

thriftscorethursday abubblylife record player

I can hardly believe that Amber from Averie Lane (Instagram: averielaneblog) scored these little midcentury nightstands for just $10 for the pair at a yard sale! I am not much of a yard-saler, but perhaps I should start!

thriftscorethursday averielaneblog midcentury nightstands

My Find

A few weeks ago I spotted this huge, rustic basket at Thrift Town. It was $7, which I consider high for a thrift store purchase, but its perfectly imperfect hand-crafted appeal and gargantuan size (over two feet long by at least a foot wide) won me over.

You might have noticed that I don’t typically tend toward “rustic” in my décor, but I’m a firm believer in buying what you love and incorporating it into your home. So for now it’s sitting on top of my 1970’s brass and glass coffee table providing some, shall we say, juxtaposition. (I’m pretty sure that’s a nice word for non-coordinating and potentially clashy décor, right?)

I’ve filled it with my ever-growing yarn collection (which the cats of course seem to think is their own personal treasure trove of amusement).

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thrift score thursday basket of yarn

Well, now it’s your turn! We can’t wait to see your awesome thrifty finds – share on Instagram & Twitter using #thriftscorethursday!

Brynne
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Be sure to check out the finds and features from Trisha and Gretchen!

Thrift Score Thursday Trisha color
TST guest host Gretchen
P.S. Are you a blogger who loves thrift scores? Interested in guest hosting a week of #thriftscorethursday? Send me a message!

Thrift Score Thursday Guest Host Call




Thursday, August 14, 2014

Thrift Score Thursday 28 & Remodelaholic Contributor Post

Before we jump into our usual Thrift Score Thursday shenanigans, I wanted to tell you about my newest contributor post up at Remodelaholic! I made these accordion swing-arm wall sconces for pennies ($12 each!) and I hope you’ll head over to check out the tutorial after the following festivities!

diy accordion wall lamp the gathered home for remodelaholic

diy accordion lamp 700

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Happy #thriftscorethursday, my friends!

I find myself measuring time by number of Thrift Score Thursdays these days…

Aaaand now I’m picturing myself telling stories to my grandchildren that begin, “Once upon a time, many thrift score thursdays ago…”

I digress.

This week’s awesome cohost is Michelle from Weekend Craft! I got to meet Michelle at Haven where she blew everyone away with her adorable and crafty business cards that came with their own sweet souvenir!

Perhaps you are just stopping by today and are mystified by this so-called “#thriftscorethursday”. Allow me to explain:

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Simply share a picture of any recent thrifty find on Instagram or Twitter (or both!) 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 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.

The Features:

You guys, last was my favorite week yet browsing #thriftscorethursday on Instagram! It was soooo hard to narrow my favorites down to the top three – I think I ended up with a top six or so – but I sucked it up and went with my gut. But seriously: go browse the hashtag for yourself and become insanely inspired to go treasure seeking!
I
 just love this shot Instagrammer hearthstonelogcabin shared last week! Something about the colors and the contrast of the ornate swirls of the white frame against that rustic wall – I love it!

thriftscorethursday hearthstonelogcabin

How precious is this whimsical vintage tray Julia (Instagram: juliamadill) found at a yard sale? I can’t get over how sweet the design is!

thriftscorethursday juliamadill

Gretchen from Boxy Colonial (Instagram: boxycolonial) was actually given this Goodwill score Oriental rug by her mom (best thrifting wing-woman ever!). Even better: it was only $15! Even better: it has deer on it!

thriftscorethursday boxycolonial

My Find:

I picked up this set of four hand-painted vintage demitasse (or espresso) cups marked Made In Japan for 50 cents each a few months ago. I just couldn’t resist the colors and the lovely designs. The cups are so petite! I may not have any practical use for them, but I love them.

thrift score thursday made in japan demitasse set

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So what about you? Did you go thrifting last week? Did you score anything good? Share using #thriftscorethursday!


Brynne
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Be sure to check out the finds and features from Trisha and Michelle!

Thrift Score Thursday Trisha color

TST guest host Michelle

And hey – are you a blogger who loves thrift scores? Interested in guest hosting a week of #thriftscorethursday? Send me a message!

Thrift Score Thursday Guest Host Call



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Hi, I'm Brynne! Welcome to my little home on the world wide web in celebration of finding and making!

I'm an admitted Craigslist addict, cheapskate, and dyed-in-the-wool DIYer with a weakness for anything brass and a penchant for hyperbole. Read more...

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