October 15, 2013

I believe a well-designed space has a balance of old and new.  If everything is new, a room lacks character.  You can find a lot of character in a thrift store.

Thrift stores are one of my favorite places to look for decor accessories, furniture to re-finish (within reason), and unique odds and ends.  Lately, I’ve been striking gold on my trips to my local thrift store.  Here are a few of my recent thrift store finds:

First up– this daybed.

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I had been looking for something to go at the foot of our bed in our master bedroom.  I really love the shape of the Marlowe Daybed from Crate & Barrel, but the price tag was no bueno for our budget.  So, when I saw this baby, I knew she would be a winner.  Especially when I saw the price tag.  25 bones and she was headed off to the upholstery shop for a new outfit.  Cannot wait to see the finished product! I’m hoping it gives the room this kind of touch.

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Photo: The White Company

While I was in St. George running the marathon, I stopped in at the Desert Industries (a local thrift store) down south. At first I thought it was a wash– it was pretty sparse. Then I walked by the locked display case and saw these:

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Hello gorgeous antlers! It looked like a hunter had dropped off close to 8 sets. Taxidermy can get pretty expensive, so I was thrilled when I saw the price: $35 a set. I bought two. And I can think of approximately 4,892 places to put them.  Here are a few ideas:

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Photos: Lonny

How cool is that towel rack?

I have long wanted an octagonal mirror. I let out a little audible “oh my!” when I dug through a bunch of bed frames and this bamboo beauty was buried underneath.

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Poor picture of it laying in the back of my car. But hoping after some gold paint, it will look a little something like this:

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Photos: unknown, found on Pinterest

I also picked up a cart full of random accessories: some gold frames for a gallery wall I’m working on, another simple mirror, and some baskets.

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What is your best thrift store find?

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  1. OMG that mirror! I have one just like it that I am about to spray paint gold and post about. We had the same inspiration! And I love that daybed, what a great find!

  2. Rebecca says:

    Amazing finds! What thrift stores do you frequent? I know you mentioned the DI but are there any others that I am unaware of in the SL Valley? 🙂

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