Monday, June 4, 2012

Thrift store finds and other treasures

I've been looking for chairs for the dining room and I found 4 mismatched ones for - get this - $27 total. The most expensive one was $10. I love a bargain, don't you? They need cleaning and repainting but will look great at the table when done.
mismatched but cheap!
Don't you love it when you find what you want? I sure do!
Also at the same thrift store, I found a wicker picnic basket (think I'll add a flower arrangement to it), a lamp and some pictures and small mirrors I intend to hang on the wall (after I work my magic on them, of course!) with my small gate. Remember it from a previous post?
miniature gate
misc. pictures and mirrors


The lamp will look wonderful in one of the bedrooms. Plus I've been digging around the house to find other things to take up to the farm for decorating. I've had an old window hanging on the fence. I think it's time for it to find a new home.
old window
Love the chippy paint. I need to secure the remaining glass panes and seal the whole thing but I think it will look great hanging on the wall.

I also kept small shelves knowing someday I'd find another spot to hang them. Again, I'll be repainting them to give them a fresh look. Also repurposing this old birdcage. Spray painted it black, added the candles and set it on another thrift store find - the silver tray. It should look really neat on the fireplace.

Found these in a box packed away:

Misc. plates
And of course, my stash of broken and weathered fence pickets. They will make great rustic signage.

I love it when I get to pull the whole look together! Now to get up to the farm so I can work on it some more...Thanks for stopping by. Looking forward to revealing the next stage of redo/decorating.


  1. Great finds! The mismatched chairs will give a real farmhouse feel. I'm looking forward to seeing how you put it all together!

    1. Thanks! We're headed up there this weekend so I'll get to work on it. Thank you for visiting!

  2. Thank goodness for paint! You've got the bones for a great room here! good luck.

    1. No kidding, right? So far, so good. The rooms that I've painted are such an improvement. And paint is a cheap fix until the budget allows more. Thanks so much for visiting!


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