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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Around the House- Thrift Store Finds Continued!

I am continuing with the thrifting tour of my house, going room by room to show you how I have incorporated my thrift store finds with my decor.  Today I will show you the thrift store finds in my entryway, living room, and dining room.

The faux bamboo console in my entryway was one of my first thrifting finds.  It was $12 and is the perfectly narrow size for my not-so-large foyer.  I painted the stripes on the walls.

The console is white, although it looks dark in this picture.  I initially sprayed it white, but that was too bright white, so I ended up painting it with a brush using Honey White from Sherwin Williams.  The picture above is a more accurate representation of the color.

One of my favorite lamps in my living room is this white ceramic faux bamboo lamp.  I found it at the Habitat ReStore for $25, before faux bamboo was cool and before their prices became astronomically high.  It sits on my black Louis-style desk, another Habitat find that is pictured below.

Also on the Louis desk is one of my favorite thrift store finds, a Dorothy Thorpe lucite pretzel candleholder.  Finding it was one of those experiences when your heart skips a beat, because you can't believe you have found something so fabulous.  It was expensive relative to thrift store prices, but well worth it.

The chair sitting at the black Louis desk is this lucite chiavari chair I found at a thrift store up in Lake Norman for $5.  It is another one of those once-in-a-lifetime finds.

Here is the aforementioned black Louis desk.  I bought it at the Habitat ReStore for just over $100 I believe.  It didn't start out so shiny and black, but after trying a few different paint colors I settled on glossy black with gold leaf trim.  The drawers were already lined with gold leaf, so it was a natural progression to paint the trim in gold leaf.

And hanging above the desk is a pair of botanical lithograph plates from a book that was another thrift store find.  So that whole desk vignette is basically from a thrift store!

I recently blogged about finding this Juliska lamp at another local thrift store.  I had its mate already, so now I have a pair that flanks each side of my living room sofa.  It wasn't cheap, around $150, but that is a fraction of the retail price of the lamp.

I found this little wire gold leaf tree at the Goodwill on South Blvd.  It's chic and glamorous atop a stack of books!

Thrift stores are a fantastic place to find good quality silverplate pieces.  With multiple layers of silver, usually over copper, old silverplate is SO much nicer than the silverplate you find new today.  I loved the lines of this large pitcher, so I picked it up last week.  You can never have enough pitchers- they are so great for entertaining.

My final thrift store find in my dining room is the pair of Murano lamps that I recently blogged about.  They were the deal of a lifetime for me, as I paid $25 for the pair.  They are just what I needed on my buffet!

I'll continue with some more thrifting finds next week! 

Thanks for emailing tips on what to do in Beverly Hills.  I'm super excited about the wedding we're attending, and hopefully I'll have enough downtime to do a little sight-seeing and report back next week.  Do you think the concierge at the Four Seasons can recommend area thrift stores?  lol.  I am the opposite of Pretty Woman and will (hopefully) walk back into the hotel lobby with an armful of thrift store finds!


SisterBatik said...

Amazing! I love how you describe your reaction to finding some of the pieces. The black Louis desk is a statement piece for me. I just love Louis style legs on furniture.

Sadie + Stella said...

Get out with these deals! OMG. Especially that bamboo side table. Obsessed. What I would do for a table like that! Especially at the bargain basement price.

Haus and Home said...

I love that white bamboo console and the Juliska lamp! Lucky thing, you have some great finds! Haus and Home

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

So much prettiness...I have been looking for a desk like that forever- absolutely LOVE it!!!

Wives said...

That mirror is TIP TOP!


A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

How fun...and neat to see all the items you have found and are using! Take care, Caroline

Lindsey Suggs said...

I am LOVING all of your treasures!!! Feeling inspired to do a little shopping and reviving this weekend...Beautiful job with all of it!

traci zeller designs said...

My little guy Henry is looking over my shoulder as I read, and he wants to go buy the lucite candleholder. I said, they aren't available, and - as I scrolled down to a different picture (the desk) - he said, look there's one!!

Betsy said...

Love this series--hope you'll do something like it again! It's inspiring- hope you ladies have great trips to Cali!

Toronto house painters said...

It's so gorgeous, looking so great. Specially there are your first painting is center attraction for me. Lighting arrangements is very nice. I really like your theme style and design. Thanks for sharing this!!

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