You all know I love a good thrift find, so when some blog friends (Jennifer of Dimples and Tangles, Pam of Simple Details, Lisa of Shine Your Light, and Kris of Driven by Decor) asked me to join in on their monthly feature of My Favorite Five: Thrifted Finds, how could I say no? I am energized by the hunt and thrifting is something I just can’t get enough of. I aim to save so I can splurge on some items too, but even if money was no object, I would still thrift. The thrill of the pursuit and the idea of rescuing someone else’s possessions is really gratifying.
So let’s take a look at my five favorite thrifted items in our home, shall we? This list is probably always changing, but here’s where it’s at right now…
In our dining room lives two of my favorite finds. I am a total Craigslist rug junkie, my tips are here and this rug is my greatest score to date. A 1920’s Sarouk that is full of color and life there are trees of life in the motif has worked out so well in this space. It hides any food that may come its way and cleans up like a dream. Our dog, Jake, loves to curl up under the table on it too.
At the ends of the table sits a pair of Parsons chairs that I thrifted for $12…for the pair. I did pay to have them reupholstered, but it’s still a fraction of the cost of something new. We eat every meal in here, and I claim one of the leopard chairs as my own every evening!
This blue vase on my nightstand is my newest “favorite” treasure. Blue and white is a classic, but is also on trend right now. This is a fresh take on the traditional patterns. The piece was made in Mexico and is such a generous size. I look forward to warmer days when I can fill it with some budding tree branches.
Our upper sunroom houses my office and the baby’s nursery. The first piece I bought for the space was this solid wood, executive desk. My husband painted it for me and I put on these beautiful, brass handles. For $30, it was just what I needed: a surface I can sprawl work out on with lots of room to spare.
I’m going to sneak in this $10 pink sink too, because why not…
When I was helping a friend renovate her living room, we ended up doing an IKEA Billy hack for shelving and wanted to add a library ladder. We found a pair that a man was selling and I knew I’d have a place for it one day. When we turned one of our front rooms into a library the ladder became the perfect addition.
And finally, thrifted treasures don’t have to be big to be adored. We gutted and renovated our kitchen last year, and while every element is something I enjoy, it’s these brass and porcelain hooks I found at Red Racks that make me smile every time I hang something on them.
Ok, I snuck a few extra in there, but I just couldn’t help myself. I can’t get enough thrifted finds, so tell me about some of your beloved treasures!