Thursday, January 1, 2015

Top 10 Thrifty Finds That I Never Showed You Bedroom Edition

Happy 2015 everyone!! Hope you had a magical New Year's Eve. I went to my moms and watched a Mike & Molly marathon and ate my weight in chocolate. Fun times! I was going to make one last thrift trip of 2014 yesterday  to my Goodwill and when I got there at 6pm they were locking the doors! Nooooooo! Don't they know ITS MY LAST TRIP FOR A LONG TIME! I pounded on the doors, I pleaded, I cried, they called the cops. Not really, I just sadly walked back to my car and left. Ok hoarder gods, I can take a hint.
But surely you didn't think I wasn't going to do anymore thrifty finds posts? I've got enough finds that I haven't shared to cover the whole year. So let's get to it. These are my top 10 thrifty finds for 2014 that all live in my bedroom. 
#1- This lovely little dresser is serving as my nightstand. Found a few months ago at Savers. It had a $40.00 price tag, I had a 30% off coupon and the rest is history. It's an Eastlake dresser, solid wood with carved floral design, ceramic caster feet, and KEYHOLES! I love it! Best find for sure
#2- The next find was actually found by my mom. I collect paint by numbers of flowers and she found these two huge pictures  at an estate sale on 1/2 price day
Only 6 bucks! I had the perfect spot for them above my bed. 
#3- Speaking of bed, I found this gorgeous hand appliqu├ęd quilt at an estate sale in September. It was family run by three sisters and their mom had made it. They were sad to see it go, I felt a little bad. 
I was going to sell it but when I got it home it went perfect on the end of my bed
It's a keeper. 
#4- I found this metal shelf thing at an antique store. It was painted distressed black which made it look like it had been in a fire
I guess that's why it was only $15.00. I could see its beauty and with a quick coat of spray paint it is cute once again! Holds some of my books and magazines and T shirts. 
Hanging above that is find #5. I actually got this in 2013 at a Junk show I did. A fellow dealer had this in her booth
It is an old hosiery plaque thing. The dealer had added glass knobs to it. I hang my necklaces on it. 
#6- huge turquoise wooden box
I got this at a garage sale. One of my all time favorite sales ever. She was changing out her whole house from vintage to modern and her stuff was incredible and cheap. I hit the sale on the last day so I hate to think of what I missed. This beauty was one dollar!
A close up of the top
It holds a lot of stuff! Jewelry and a lot of that little stuff that you don't know what to do with but don't want to part with (story of my life)
#7- I almost didn't buy this pink chair
It was at a garage sale and the guy only had one of them. Bit when he told me it was $2.00 I had to have it. It sits next to my tv cabinet and is a great place to rest a heavy basket of laundry. That needs putting away. Or not. 
I love the silver nailhead trim on the back
Cute hu? I keep my eyes peeled for some matching ones but so far nada.
#7- dress form. Ok I would like a life size, real dress form but in the mean time this little one will do.
I found this at goodwill covered in hideous blue fabric. I ripped that nonsense off and covered her in burlap. I made this to take to Junk Ranch to sell pins on and it worked beautifully. When I got home I thought, why not use it for my own pins! So I did. I used to have a ton of these flower pins but I sold most of them in my antique booth. Then I realized I really liked them and started collecting them for myself. Now I wish I had them back. You ever do that?
#8- cute turquoise fan
No big story here.  Found it cheap, who wouldn't buy it? Brought it home. 
#9-Another pink chair
I found this adorable pink chair at Goodwill for $20. It had a skirt attached to the bottom with about 600 million staples. Took me forever to rip them all out but I persevered and I love those little curvy legs. (The little pillow is thrifted and the footstool was also thrifted and recovered with a feedsack.) love me some cute pink chairs!
#10- if anyone is still even reading, is my yellow bird.
Got for a couple bucks at a garage sale.
Loved the colors and style and he is perched on my hubby's dresser. 
So those are my 2014 thrifty finds that live in my bedroom. I'll leave you with a few pics of the whole room so you can get a gist of the overall look. Thanks for stopping by.
Also? I am getting a new camera today! DOWN WITH CRAPPY CELL PHONE PICS!!! Whoot!


  1. I love your bedroom and I love hearing the storied behind every piece. That is what make a home a home! Pink chairs? Count me in! PS I love it that you tried to go thrifting before your self imposed ban. :D Bans were meant to be broken!

  2. It was so fun to see all of your favorite finds of 2014! I love the necklace hanger!
    Great Job!
    Erica :)

  3. That necklace holder would have come home with me in a flash...

  4. Oh girlfriend! You are my partner in Viv's Valentine Swap this year and she could not have picked a better partner for me!!
    I, too, am addicted to thrifting!!
    My garage is so full of stuff waiting to go in the attic we can't even walk thru it.
    My guest room bed is covered with stuff, I hope I don't have guest anytime soon!
    I just can't resist the thrill of the hunt!
    And I just thought I was getting good at it,
    but you have this thing down pat! You have some great finds.
    I'm looking forward to swapping with you!
    Have a great weekend,

  5. Hi Marci! just want to make sure you saw the blog post with the valentine swap partners listed. please be sure to let me know wo that I know everyone is set and ready to go. have fun!

  6. I have that same gorgeous aqua wooden box, and I LOVE it.
    Your finds are awesome!

  7. Wow AMAZING. And her husband is a GEM!! Not great about doing things in the house on his own (what man is?) He's an outside kinda guy. But ask him and he is Johnny on the spot. Best ever. Nana