Monday, January 3, 2011

thrifty finds :)

 Look what I found thrifting today after work. It really is a crime to work next to to good thrift store. I just can't help myself!
 The mirror is HUGE, fabulous, and even had a message for me. (I love you too mirror, so much!)
 It has some crazy plastic molding on it, which I'm not sure if I'm just to replace or paint... The molding almost turned me off, as did the amount of work I'm going to have to put into this beast of a mirror. But the clean beachy white, the sexy curves, and the bead board inlay won me over. (As did the three dollar price tag!)
 Here's a picture frame I thrifted from the same place a while back. I think I'm going to replace the lighthouse with one of my favorite pictures from Justin and I's wedding... or perhaps a starfish...
 I cleaned up all the messages and gave the white a good scrub, and wa-la! Now that's a mirror. Seriously! That has some major wow factor, does it not... or am I just crazy? It can still use a little work such as attaching photo wire from which to hang it. Surprise, surprise it used to be a dresser mirror. However, it's heavy enough that I'm not worried too much about it just sitting for a while. It's so big and fantastic. I love it!
Also I bought this cute bench. I can't wait for the weather to warm up, because this little $1 find is screaming to be upcycled! I'm thinking I will finally get to do one of my dream crochet projects :)

Also, there was a bit of heart-break at the thrift store. I found this...
And I wanted it, bad! But the hubs had a list of reasons (all legit, curse him) not to buy it. It was only $30, though, and soooo midcentury! I must keep telling myself it wasn't that comfy and the upholstery was a mess... "It wasn't that comfy and the upholstery was a mess..." not helping, all I can think is "Avocado green vintage sectional with sexy legs... fail Clare for calling to consult the hubs, uber fail!" What I need to tell myself is, "You just wreck the car a few weeks ago, dummy, you have lots of penance to pay starting with this fabulous couch." that helped a bit. Feeling better about being able to say no... but if it's still there on my drive to and from work tomorrow, I might not be able to pass it by again. I want something like this for my sewing room (which is admittedly non-existent at the moment).

Must be strong. Must hold out for something with nicer upholstery.
like this
or this

Ok, feeling better about saying no... and the two little words that will make me forget that sectional entirely...
Nelson daybed... ahhh, now I feel better. I want one of these for sure! Much more than a ganky old uncomfortable sectional.


  1. I can't believe the awesome prices at your thrift store! I NEVER find stuff that cheap here! Awesome finds!

  2. Okay, my friend. We have to plan a Saturday for me to go thrift shopping (for the first time!) with you at that store. HAVE TO.