My favorite thrift store, Faith Farm, had a huge sale this weekend in honor of Veteran’s Day. I showed up at opening time, 9 am, and there was a line already all the way down the length of the building. People looking for a bargain always know when the big sales are and everyone showed up to the game! People were running the back of the store, where the pre-loved furniture is kept. By the time I got back there, approximately 9:05, there were SOLD stickers everywhere! I was on the lookout for two things… a bedside table for my son’s room and a small magazine/coffee table for between our two new chairs in our bedroom. Right away, I found this for my son’s room.
It was marked down to $19, but it was an additional 50% off, so $9.50! Not bad for a solid wood cabinet. It’s perfect for his space 🙂
Then, I found these. Don’t be scared for me, I haven’t lost my mind.
They were dirty… and YELLOW. But more importantly, they had Italian marble tops, in GREAT condition! My thrifting buddy, Cricket, said they were hideous. I saw potential. They were mine for $99. They would go great in our new grey living room!
Then I saw these…
Yes, they were tacky gold with a funky mirror with gold veining. Nothing that some elbow grease and spray paint won’t help!
After that, I found a chair I simply couldn’t say no to. It was in great condition, and comfy too! I thought I could re-cover the cushion and paint it to match my daughter’s room, but she didn’t want it. So, it went to the boy child’s room too!
People were going a little nuts all around me. I thought for sure there would be some fist fights over some of the nicer couches, but the salesmen were keeping everyone in line. I was just about to leave when this got brought in.
I checked it out, pulling drawers, looking for damage. It was a Thomasville desk, with gold/copper leaf on the top. It’s a little banged up, but again, nothing a little sandpaper and stain won’t fix. For $149, I thought it was well worth the investment. It’s going to be great in the family room!
I could tell you that that’s where the spending ended, but I don’t like to lie. I found another lamp, a beautiful mirror that weighs a ton, and something else… crud, what was it?? I swear, I’d forget my head if it wasn’t attached!
I’ve been hard at work making over a couple of the pieces already, and I’ll update you on them on Makeover Monday.
So, have YOU bought anything thrifty lately? Tell me about it!
Thanks for stopping by 🙂