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Monday, June 21, 2010

My Latest $5 Find!!

We enjoy sharing our favorite $5 finds with you.  MoS Washington found this fab chinoiserie chair for $5.  I scored this Swedish style side chair for a cool five as well.   
When I was at the beach a couple of weeks ago, I checked out some local consignment and thrift shops.  It's always fun to see what people decide to sell or donate in other cities.  You never know what you might find- something popular in your city might not be so popular elsewhere, so you can often find a good deal!

I stumbled upon a thrift store beside the highway near Southport, NC.  Southport is an adorable town.  This thrift store was anything but adorable.  I don't even think it had a real sign, and it's certainly not in the phone book.  Before I even walked in, I saw this queen sized faux bamboo headboard sitting out front, near the parking lot.  When I looked at the price tag, my heart skipped a beat.  $5.  Seriously.

It came to $5.39 with tax.  The rest of the store was nothing but junk.  But this headboard made my day.  Finding a deal like this is truly one of the most satisfying feelings for me.  I can't explain it, but if you are a bargain hunter, you know what I am talking about. 

I strapped it to the top of the Tahoe, and we brought it home!  My husband always jokes that we look like Sanford and Son going down the road.  Which is probably true. 


Anyway, I got the headboard home and cleaned it up.  The faux bamboo detailing is so perfect.  Headboards like this sell for considerably more money here in Charlotte, but eastern NC is a different market.  Obviously the honey oak (or whatever it is) finish wasn't going to stay...

The pricetag...

I toyed around with what color to paint the headboard.  I knew it would be perfect in my downstairs guest room.  I had a mahogany headboard on that bed, but it was a little heavy for that room.  I thought about a lacquered kelly green or yellow, but ultimately I decided to paint a glossy white.  If I hate it, I can always change it later!

Here we go.  So easy. 

And the finished product.  I think it's great with my yellow striped walls.

For now, I am glad I painted it white.  Maybe one day I'll be a little bolder. 

Reminds me alot of this bed from WS Home (to the tune of $3500....)
Have you found anything fabulous lately? 

16 comments:

bluehydrangea said...

Great find!! Southport? It's only about 45 from Wilmington, maybe I need to drive down and have a look around!

Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage said...

Great buy! However, I think I got you bet on the Sanford & son though. ...and by the way, you featured a wall hanging peacock recently. I have 2 of them if you know anyone that is interested

Betsy said...

Looks fabulous! I think you did the right thing by going with glossy white--looks clean & classic. Perfect with that room.

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

Good Score!!!
It looks great in white, but before I even read what you were going to do with it, I thought "Green" ! Great job!

Julie said...

Love it! Cannot believe it was $5! I would have absolutely painted it white - it looks so fab!

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Emily A. Clark said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier today. I'm always happy to "meet" other Charlotte area bloggers :)

That headboard is quite the find. Love the look with the shams.

Joan said...

That is awesome!! The spray paint cost more :-)))

Brianna said...

what a steal!!! you did a great job, love the white with the yellow walls and green patterned shams

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

AMAZING!!! I love it. What a great find. $5! Crazy!

aly said...

i found this little shop on the side of a highway in texas that was a vintage gold mine. it's been there since the 50's and i swear the lady was a hoarder. and she only took cash. and i only had $30!

i picked up some still-in-the-plastic bedsheets from the 60's, a 50's women's hat, and some embroidered wall hangings.

loft32 said...

Five bucks!? WOW! And the white looks gorgeous!

All you decorators out there, I need your help!! I found some faux bamboo furniture on Craigslist (not as good as $5) and need some advise on what color to paint it! Please help! You can see pics on loft32.blogspot.com -thanks in advance!

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Love it!! I found a faux bamboo headboard last week too...and painted it a glossy white! I absolutely love it!!

Laura said...

Wow! What an awesome deal, and it looks great against your striped walls. Very Draper-esque!

Eclectic said...

I SOOOO know the "high" you are talking about....great find! If I could spend every day junk store shopping in random towns, I would be one happy camper. And your new headboard looks super fab all cleaned up!

Ms. Manor said...

Yep! I found a fabulous bamboo bed on Craig's List. Check her out...
http://mindingthemanor.blogspot.com/2010/06/eat-your-heart-out-donald-trump.html

Loving your blog, by the way!
Cordially,
Ms. Manor

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