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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Thrift Score Thursday 61

Happy #thriftscorethursday you guys!

The thrifting gods have been smiling on me lately, perhaps to make up for the many fruitless thrift store trips of December and January. Not only did I find several really neat things out thrifting over the weekend, but I also had a $10 off coupon at Goodwill, so basically I made out like a bandit.

No comment on the fact that the $10 off coupon was due to my completely filling out a Goodwill stamp card… One stamp for every $10 spent, ten stamps to fill the card…

Let’s just gloss over my Goodwill spending habits and instead focus on a) coupon! yay! and b) this fabulous vintage wall hanging I acquired with it.

thriftscorethursday don freedman 352 wall hanging

I don't think the size of this wall hanging is really conveying in this photo.

It's huge.

40”x40” according to the tag on the back, although as you can see it’s not exactly perfectly circular anymore.

What tag on the back, you ask? This one, telling me the precise who, what, when, and where of this handmade piece of art! If only all vintage thrift finds came complete with this kind of information!

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When I got home I did a little digging into Don Freedman and discovered so many incredible wall hangings he designed. Each includes a tag with his signature cipher on it. This piece has a clay disk stitched to the front engraved “DF”. And you can see a little embroidered copyright symbol as well!

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I brought this home without a clear idea where I would hang it, but I carried it into the bedroom on a whim and it was absolutely perfect in there. I think shades of caramel/camel + this soft blush pink is quickly becoming my new favorite color combination!

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I'll admit, this piece is a little out there and probably not everyone's cup of tea! But I love it.
It's shaggy and a little weird and I love it.

The Features:


So let’s talk about what you guys shared last week!

Devon (Instagram: brideonabike) posted the contents of her cart at Goodwill and I was like “Yes!” to everything, but especially those crazy awesome llama bookends. What will they think of next? Aren’t they the coolest?

thriftscorethursday brideonabike shopping cart

I’m dying over this adorable vintage ring dish (from Japan, circa the ‘50’s) shared by Jenn (Instagram: suite22antiques). So heart-squeezingly adorable! Check out her Etsy shop for more of her charming (and always beautifully staged and photographed) finds!

thriftscorethursday suite22antiques puppy ring holder

Oscar (Instagram: oscarbravohome) posted this stunning vignette – the vase is actually an old artillery shell found at the flea market. Not only that, but he created the Picasso style artwork himself! If you aren’t following oscarbravohome on Instagram, you need to start!

thriftscorethursday oscarbravohome artillery shell vase

Be still my beating heart! Maggie from Maggie Overby Studios (Instagram: maggieoverbystudios) found this stunning Doria chandelier at the thrift store for just $22! And she spotted a very similar one listed on 1stdibs for $3200… What a score! Read her full story here.

thriftscorethursday maggieoverbystudios doria chandelier


The Facts:


Are you ready to get in on the #thriftscorethursday fun yourself? We are waiting with bated breath to see your awesome recent thrift finds!

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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 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.

Just a note: We can only view posts tagged from public profiles. If your profile is set to private, just know that we aren’t able to see your posts or give them some love!


Brynne
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Nicole from Design It Vintage is joining us again as our guest host this week! She recently started her own fun Instagram hashtag party, #chairfeaturefriday, so if you are a chair collector/lover too, be sure to check that out!

TST Guest Host Nicole


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

Thrift Score Thursday Trisha color


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!

Thrift Score Thursday Guest Host Call

Monday, April 20, 2015

Updated: DIY Accordion Sconces

Last month, I shared the tutorial for these DIY Ikea Hack Accordion Sconces with you guys but stated that along with the bedroom walls, they would be receiving a new color soon…

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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.

Brynne
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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!

Thrift Score Thursday Trisha color


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

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