thrift my junk: living room style

Well, it's that time again.
This week for Thrift my Junk I've decided to share some of the things I have previously thrifted and incorporated into my home. (This is part because I want to and part because I have had zero time to work on my other items. Not gonna lie).

So, prepare for thriftdome people, living room style.

First of all, can you guess what is thrifted?

Did you guess?
Check your answers.

Ok here's what is thrifted in the living room:
  • tree silhouette frame, bought at Salvation Army in college for $7
  • aqua lamp base, bought at DAV in Springfield, MO for $3
  • the photos in the white frames were actually left here by the previous owners of the house. They are photographs by the photographer Gordon C. Abbott. We re-framed them. I consider them thrifted. $0
  • chair found at Itchys in Como for $45. I haggled for that one.
  • mirror was snagged at The Marketplace in Como for $12. (I think?)
  • couch and pillows were thrifted from my friend Miss, who previously thrifted them from our other friend Jenna. They've been around the block. I recovered them a few years ago. $0
  • the circular basket was snagged just a few weeks ago for 50 cents at a garage sale in Como!
  • the frames for the collage were found at random thrift stores over a couple years. I recovered them last spring. (Almost a year ago today)!
  • the large shutter I found a few weeks ago at a garage sale. They were selling 2 for $10. My friend K and I went in together and split them for $5 each.
  • that blue pot I found at the Goodwill on Hwy K in O'Fallon, MO one spring when I was visiting my beautiful Nana. It was $6.
  • the small shutter was thrifted for me by my friend Paula B. She has the cutest store ever in Moberly, MO. You should go on a drive this summer and visit it. I think it was only $2.
  • the wire basket was also snagged at a garage sale for 50 cents in Como this spring.
  • the shelf thingy (?) was $15 at Salvation Army, found this past winter.
  • and finally the entertainment center was only $15 at the same Salvation Army! I re-purposed it a few years back.
  • Total for all of those things = $109. 
Whew! That seems like a lot, but I have to tell you that it took LOTS OF TIME to snag all of these items. And I'm still thrifting!

I started thrifting the summer before my freshman year of college. I was inspired by a friend who would thift for clothes at the local Goodwill. At first I felt awkward about it. Using things that someone once used before? Isn't that gross? Isn't that hick?

But the more I started doing it, the more I got addicted.  There is something nostalgic about finding something perfect for you that was once perfect for someone else, too. The history is just, fun. Not only that, but it also saves lots of $$ over time.

Unfortunately, thrifting does take time. Take for instance my butter dish. I wanted the "ideal" butter dish a few years back. I spent more than a year thrifting for this and never found one that worked. Finally, my friend Em bought me one and saved me the trouble. (Thanks Em!) So, sometimes thrifting is not the most ideal. You have to be the judge.

But, whether you have 1 thrifted item or a house full, I encourage you to take a peak at your local thrift store or weekend garage sales. There are probably tons near you! If you are a veteran thrifter, link up your blog/photos/or whatnot and share what you have thrifted! I would love some inspiration from you!

I think Honey wants some inspiration too...
Well maybe not.
She just wants food.
And cuddle time with her mama.

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Also, the winner from the More Than Many Sparrows GIVEAWAY is Josie DeNoyer! Congrats Josie! Send me your address to aimeepaule {at} gmail {dot} com so I can mail your pair.

And if you didn't win, that's okay too because we'll have another giveaway real soon.

Happy Friday!

1 comment:

J and A said...

I LOVE your living room. It's beautiful and cozy and I love thrifted stuff. :) Great job. I love the pup sitting up there too!!

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