You know the saying:
“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”
Isn’t that the truth!
I’ve found so much stuff at thrift stores that people just donate and get rid of because they can’t see the beauty in it anymore.
But this weekend, I found THE most amazing chair….at a nursing home!
This weekend, I went to visit my mom in my hometown.
We stopped over to the nursing home to see my grandmother who has Alzheimer’s.
And it took me a while to notice because my niece was sitting in it, but OMG–that chair!!!!
I snapped a pic while my niece, Camryn, made funny smiles. 🙂
You know how when you’re out of your “environment” things take a minute to register??
Well, because I wasn’t in my “find a good deal!” mode, the chair slipped right past me.
But suddenly, I said to my everyone:
“OMG, that chair is awesome!!”
My mom looked at me as if I had exclaimed, “I want to lick the floor!” or something insane.
I asked her, “Don’t you see the gorgeous details?! Look at those legs! And that swirly part–that’s so pretty!”
I started conjuring ideas in my head to find out who the chair belonged to…. if I could secretly switch it up with another chair (that’s a no-no; that would be stealing, Serena!)… But all I could imagine is a pretty white chair with new fabric for my family room.
Too bad I didn’t get more shots of it, but I’m going to ask Mom to find out if it belongs to the other resident sharing a room with Nanny, and if not, would the nursing home mind if I replaced that chair with another?
Overall, it was a good visit with my niece (L) and my cousin, Danielle (R).
But that chair…. I MUST HAVE IT if I can get my hands on it! I think it will be PERFECT in my family room, which I am working on for my 30-Day September Room Challenge Makeover (click here to see everyone’s “BEFORE” pictures of their rooms!)
Anyhow, I still wanted to shop over to the thrift store the following that. That chair had me excited to see if there were some other things I could find for my family room.
Of course, while there, you know I had to snap some shots of awesome things I had found!
Like this dresser, for $30.
It’s reminiscent of that same French Provencial style desk that I made over some time ago in a pretty gray and white!
I think everyone and they’re Mama from the 70’s and 80’s either owned this style of bedroom furniture or knew someone that had it! LOL. I think we were too poor to afford such nice stuff, so I remember friends that owned it. 🙂
I also saw this antique desk, which would have been so cute. I can’t remember how much it was, but not very much!
This piece caught my eye, too. It could have been paired with that dresser above! And it was only $50!
The inside is what got me. Look at all those compartments! Isn’t it awesome??
I was most interested in the artwork, though. Simply because if you see the “BEFORE” pictures of my family room, you know that we lack in the “family photos” area. As much as a Pictures Hog I am, you’d think I’d have a gallery of shots, but nope. How pathetic!
So on top of the shelf, I saw something interesting.
That picture of the boat.
First of all, $13.00 is a LOT to pay for this picture, and I did buy it. But only because it was a print signed by the original artist, and had “32/200” on it.
I’m sure you’ve heard all those stories (like the one I posted last week on my Facebook page) where people walk into the thrift store, buy a picture, and it’s worth thousands and had no idea.
I don’t want to be the chick on the 5 0’clock news crying with mascara smeared over my cheeks, screaming, “I should have boooougggghhttt it!” HA!
Plus, it’s a pretty cool frame and mat, and it could make a nice little picture somewhere in the house, right?
I was also struck by this print. Not to mention the frame was awesome. I think it’s 16×20. I could easily hang this “as is” in my house and feel like it would be awesome.
I did buy it, but wouldn’t you know my 9-year-old knocked it over and all the glass crashed to the floor?? He felt so bad about it, there was no way to be angry. 🙂 Glass can be replaced!
And I couldn’t help but snap a pic of this throwback!!
Seriously, remember family vacations with your parents lugging this thing on their shoulders?!
I’d be curious to see what in the world technology is like in 20 years!
Maybe holograms that pop out of our glasses?
(Oh, excuse me, we already have Google Glass….LOL).
And let’s not forget shoes. I usually never find any shoes at the thrift store. I’ve like the female version of Big Foot (size 10!) and all the cute stuff is size 8 and smaller.
But something about these cowboy boots drew me to them.
Maybe because they were only $7.00. Or maybe because I searched my phone and found that these bad boys (brand=Dingo) average about $140 brand new. Sweet!
But the biggest deal of the day were these Stuart Weitzman black pumps.
First, I work from home.
In bare feet.
Second, I know nothing about designer labels.
What in the world do I need with 3″ high heels??
Yeah, but when you look them up on your phone and see they retail for $350–hot diggity dog–I’m buying these mugs!
Even if I work in bare feet. 🙂
I bought a couple other pairs, too. The scrappy heels from Nine West were brand new, too. No heel damage!
The best part is that I had 30% off coupons so I got the shoes and frames for less on a “non-sale” day!
And as much as I still want that chair from Nanny’s room (and will see if I can get it), I’m at least happy to have found some deals at the thrift store!
Today it’s back to working on my family room! Be sure to check out all the “BEFORE” pics of the rooms being make over for the 30-Day September Room Challenge Makeover!
Okay, so your turn! What cool things have you found at the thrift store recently??