Friday, March 9, 2012

Thrifted - Home goods

Hi all! I realize I usually post about thrifted items on Thursday but yesterday was a bit busy - working on some freelance projects and dinner with the boyfriends family. Anywho, I thought it might be fun to show you a few items from around my apartment that I thrifted over the years. Looking at the items you can see that my apartment is a bit eclectic.

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Washington portrait - I picked up this fine looking picture of George a few years back. While he isn't Abe, he is a close second in my list of favorite past presidents. I picked him up for a dollar at the Salvation Army.

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Floral mirror - This is one of my favorite thrifted finds. The mirror was originally a copper color but I wanted a project so I spray painted it a light greenish-blue. I picked this up for under 5 dollars! The detailing on it is perfect, you instantly feel fancier looking into it.

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Mustard chair - Everyone seems to be drawn to this chair. The great thing about it is that there are two! My mom has the other chair at her house however. I have had people offer to buy it off of me - no joke! We picked them up at a garage sale a few years ago for $10. They are the comfiest things to sit in and I love their color.

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Wooden unicorn plaque - This plaque is so ridiculous I had to buy it (a problem I have with a lot of thrifted purchases). Thankfully it was less than a dollar so I considered it a steal.

Have you guys thrifted anything wonderful lately? I need to start selling some of my finds because it is getting out of control.

I am not sure if I will post again this weekend. My roommates friends from Kentucky are coming in to town tonight along with her brother, and tomorrow my mom and sweetpea are coming to visit. Our apartment is going to be packed with guests. If I don't post again - have a lovely weekend everyone :]

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  1. The salvos's near me is so expensive you'd never find anything for a dollar. They were selling a poster of Audrey Hepburn for $15 dollars last week! Crazy prices!

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    1. That is a bummer, and oh my! I have a few thrift stores near me with dirt cheap prices - LOVE IT.

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  2. That mirror is so cute! I love the color you painted it! That chair is awesome too, I love the furniture that is at thrift stores!

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    1. Thank you! I went back and forth on what I should paint it but am glad I chose that color in the end :]

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  3. That chair!!! I would offer to buy it from you too! The color is perfect and it looks so comfy! I need a chair like that!

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    1. Haha. If I wasn't so fond of it I would give it away. It was such a good find :]

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  4. I LOVE that mirror! I've been looking for ages for one like it. Such a lucky find!

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    1. It was a very lucky find. I had been looking for ages and nothing seemed just right until I stumbled upon this one :]

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  5. That mirror is so awesome! I love the color you chose! And my boyfriend would totally be jealous of your Washington portrait...he's a hardcore American history nerd.

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    1. Thank you so much. Haha, my boyfriend really wants that portrait too. I should probably gift it to him but I am so fond of it.

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  6. the mirror is fabulous!! And how awesome is that chair for 10$ ?! Love the color! the unicorn picture is very lovely! it has a nice atmosphere!

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    1. Thank you :] BOTH chairs were $10 total. I think the man selling them just wanted them gone and that was all we had in cash at the time.

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  7. The mirror is awesome! I love scoring sweet finds.

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  8. haha I like the Washington picture and that chair is so pretty. I'm always looking for a mirror or frame thats detailed like that so I could spray-paint it. You lucky lucky dog. Also, I can't pass up a lot of unicorn stuff, especially something as cool as that so I don't blame you. We have similar taste and I can't wait to start sharing some of my thrifted finds. My house is "eclectic" too :)

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    1. :] I did luck out. Haha, I am glad some one else appreciates the unicorn plaque. I can't wait to see your thrifted finds!!

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  9. at my grandmas house we have that exact same couch except in an awful mauve color, i wish you lived close i could use a pal to go thrifting with

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    1. I think the mauve and mustard might be cool together - or way too much. I would love to have a thrifting buddy! I can never get anyone to come along with me.

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  10. I absolutely adore the floral mirror and mustard chair. I can't wait to be in my own place so I can start buying things for our future home, we have absolutely no where to put anything - anything big at least. I love the mustard chair for instance but my boyfriend definitely would not, he hates the color yellow, he'd probably say something like "over my dead body" if I tried to put it in our place. You find some amazing things thrifting, I wish I had a thrifting buddy near me.

    <3Honeysuckelle

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    1. I have way too much stuff for the space I live in now. But I like to think ahead and I have a bad thrifting addiction. Haha, I am not sure how my boyfriend feels about the chair...but we don't live together so I suppose it doesn't bother him at the moment. I wish I had a thrifting buddy near me too. It would be so much fun.

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  11. That mirror... oh my! So stunning!

    Love & Lollies... Jessa

    Confessions of the Cupcake Countessa

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  12. The unicorn plaque is adorable <3
    http://cupcakesandtreacle.blogspot.com/

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  13. Ha omg Allison I love all of it! Especially the bff chairs between you and your mom : ) And the mirror. So sweet! I'm pretty sure all of those things need to be in my apartment!

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    1. :] It is cool having the matching set miles apart from one another. Haha. I wish we could go thrifting together!

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  14. hey, that armchair is amazing :)
    I am obsessed with mustard atm, new follower really like your blog!

    Laurie Rose xx

    www.mybluerinse.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I am really liking mustard at the moment too :]

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  15. I love the armchair and floral mirror!! def following you! Come check out some pics of the start of our vegan shoe line! We bought our sewing machine!! :) come follow and see our process of making our shoes :) xoxo MUMU

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  16. I adore your thrifty picks, especially the mirror and the chair! Wow, I so want now something like that in my place... looks great and I can only imagine the gorgeous touch they add to your place! :)
    Good luck!

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    1. Thank you! They definitely help brighten the place up a bit :]

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  17. ouh! that mustard chair is amazing - but that blue/aqua mirror is my favorite!

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  18. I have mirror pretty similar to that and I think you just inspired me to go ahead and spray paint it. I have debated it for a while but I just love yours so much :)

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    1. :] Spray paint is wonderful, it can spruce up just about anything. Thank you!

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  19. That mirror is perfect in that colour.
    I have the same problem of purchasing outlandish thrift store finds. I have this white ceramic unicorn statue that I thrifted years ago... it's taken up residence in our garage. It's ridiculous!

    I too love that mustard coloured chair.

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    1. Thank you :]
      Haha. I am glad I am not alone. You never know when the quirky pieces will be handy to have. Or at least that is what I tell myself.

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  20. I love eclectic homes, eclectic music...eclectic everything! I love all these pieces! Especially that mirror and the chair. I just can't get over how inexpensive these all were. That's insane and I wish I could find good things like this. I just need to go out thrifting more often, duh!

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    1. Haha. Two of the places by my house are insanely cheap and they are my go to shops. It is harder to find quality items, but I like the challenge.

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  21. That unicorn plaque is amazing!

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  22. Aww. I have a mirror very similar to yours! I have painted it red, white, mint, and just yesterday I spray painted it white again. Haha.

    And I can see why everyone loves that chair. It's awesome!

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    1. Haha. I love how easy it is to switch the colors out according to your mood.

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