Hello, lovelies! Happy #thriftscorethursday! Today is special because we are welcoming a special guest host, Tanya from Dans Le Lakehouse! We are kicking off a series of guest hosted Thrift Score Thursdays and I’m so excited about the chance to get our fun hashtag party out to a wider audience!
Do we have any #thriftscorethursday newbies here today? No worries!
Simply share a picture of any recent thrifty find on Instagram or Twitter (or both!) 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 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.
I’m so in love with this oil painting Gretchen from Boxy Colonial (Instagram: boxycolonial) shared last week! She recently posted about her kids’ Hobbit gallery wall and I think this painting would be right at home there! It just screams Middle Earth/New Zealand for sure, right? Also, I totally have a thing for secondhand original paintings!
Julie Ann (Instagram: vintagerainlove) found this lovely midcentury sofa for only $35 at the thrift store! I just love the blue tweed fabric and the incredible shape… I’ve been keeping my eyes out for the perfect midcentury sofa for quite a while, so I’m very jealous! Doesn’t it look incredible in her home? (I’m also having fiddle leaf fig jealousy over here)
Lastly, I just can’t get over this gorgeous vignette of thrifted finds from Instagrammer gogodecoro! I snap up old copies of Little Golden Books whenever I find them, and I would buy this one for the gorgeous cover alone. The vintage scissors are awesome, the little dishware set is fantastic, AND I had a very similar pair of saddle shoes as a toddler that I was understandably obsessed with. So basically, this whole picture is fantastic, and I would have bought every single item myself too!
Also, I need saddle shoes stat.
My #thriftscorethursday find is this huge gold-framed oil painting of a little girl who Bryan instantly declared creepy. I mean, I get that something about her facial expression is a little off-putting… But I already told you I was a sucker for old original paintings, and it was priced at a point where I could have bought it for the frame alone. And I have some plans for little Ethel here. (That’s what I’ve been calling her in my head.)
I love the idea of upcycled art – taking a very traditionally styled painting/portrait and adding a whimsical and unexpected element to it. I can’t say 100% for sure that’s what I want to do, but I whipped up two Photoshop mockups of possible ideas.
We have hipster Ethel:
I LOVE the glasses on her. And I brightened up the flowers with less-dingy-70’s colors. And who doesn’t love pinwheels?
And we have also-kind-of-hipster-ish animal mask Ethel:
Totally Wes Anderson, right? I found these awesome free printable animals masks here and here. Ethel just rocks that fox mask! But the raccoon is a close second-favorite.
So, I’m dying to know – which is your favorite? Or do you have your own Ethel upcycle suggestion? Darth Vader helmet? Guy Fawkes mask?
And now it’s your turn to share your #thriftscorethursday finds! What did you score?