Hey friends! Happy Thrift Score Thursday to you!
What’s been keeping you busy lately?
This week, I didn’t have much of a chance to do anything thrifting related, but I did get a chance to put two previous thrift scores to use in our living room…
Do you remember these enormous pieces of art by artist Forrest Moses that I found at Goodwill a few months ago? They were – wait for it – $9 each, and turned out to be signed originals! In our old house, they hung in the living room and dining room.
I’ve been wanting to hang them both over the sofa here, but I’ve been a little bit chicken about putting holes into the walls for some reason and let it paralyze me for far too long. This past weekend, I finally decided to grab my hammer and my 50 lb. hooks and get these babies on the wall…
And yes, this is where I admit that I hung them just a little too low.
Decorators advise that art be hung at eye level, but I didn’t really account for a proper amount of breathing room between the bottom of the art and the top of the sofa. Really, it wasn’t totally apparent until I was editing these photos, but I’ll probably be moving them up a few inches… What do you think?
Questions of height aside, I’m absolutely loving them together in our living room! They bring in more of the rusty neutrals I’m loving so much lately!
Thrift Score Thursday Features:
Chosen weekly from the #thriftscorethursday feed on Instagram! Here’s what really caught my eye this week…
I love a good collection, and Regina (@luvewant) is well on here way with this adorable trio – two brass twins and one marble elephant!
Janell (@mesavintage) shared a snap of this gorgeous vintage woven wall hanging! Again, there are those rusts and neutrals I’m digging so much lately, not to mention the delicious texture of this weaving!
And check out this ingenious idea from Kiova (@golddustgoods), who paired these antler plaques with a special vintage frame to create this striking wall art display!
I love love LOVE Thrift Score Thursday followups! I shared these Norman Cherner style side chairs from Sarah (@sawissinger) almost 100 weeks of Thrift Score Thursday ago – week 35, to be exact – in an as-found state. I’m so glad she tagged me when they made their glorious reappearance – the new upholstery job and refinishing are incredible! Read more here on her blog.
Do you know what else I love? When a #thriftscorethursday post makes me radically rethink my thrifting blinders. You know that deepset value system of what is and isn’t worth inspecting?
I have to tell you, I would totally have walked by this wooden bird candle holder that Oscar (@oscarbravohome) showcased so perfectly here. My eyes probably would have read the simple wooden shape as “primitive” or “country”, not “modern” – thankfully, Oscar saw its potential! I’ll definitely be re-calibrating my thrifting radar after this!
I feel so honored that my post on How to Shop Craigslist could have encouraged Melissa (@melissabrandman) to score such fabulous vintage spun fiberglass chairs! And I’m so envious of this beautiful outdoor space – I feel like an Alice in Wonderland-esque tea party is required!
Finally, I’m crazy about this dining room shot from Melissa (@megillicutti), featuring a $10 marble table that was meant to be sold, but couldn’t be parted with… A saga I trust many fellow gatherers will know well! All I can say is, you made the right call, Melissa!
Thrift Score Thursday Facts:
Now, after all this thrifty inspiration, you might be just dying to hit up your local thrifting joints and score some fabulous finds of your own… Good – that’s highly encouraged! As is sharing them with the rest of us thrift-score-loving folks so we can admire them with you:
Simply post a picture of any recent thrifty find on 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, Cassie from Primitive and Proper, Corinna from A Designer At Home, Maggie from Maggie Overby Studios and I will pick a few favorite thrift scores to feature! So please understand that by linking up with #thriftscorethursday, you are giving us permission to share your finds via social media or on our blogs.
- Please note that we can only see photos shared by public accounts, so if you have a private Instagram account and we haven’t been showering your finds with love, it’s simply because we aren’t able to see them.
Be sure to check out the finds and features from Cassie, Corinna & Maggie!
P.S. Are you an avid blogger + Instagrammer who also loves thrifty finds? We’d love to have you join us for a week of Thrift Score Thursday! If you’re interested, you can apply right here!