Sunday, March 3, 2013

Your Trash Is My Treasure

Two years ago, our house was on the neighborhood home tour.  I spent the weeks leading up to the tour in a frenzy and promised Rick the money was all well spent because ALL of our home projects in this home would be complete.

Aww...bless his heart for believing me.  I've got the itch again and here's what I've been working on.

Here was our master bedroom a few weeks ago:
The redecorating all started when I found this nightstand at an antique shop.  When I bought it, the drawers were adorned with nasty gray knobs, but I knew the piece would be adorable at the side of my bed with these brand new crystal knobs.
Well, the new nightstand led to a bedroom rearrangement which led to our bed accidentally getting broken as it was moved across the floor which led to a new bed which led to a new complimentary nightstand for the other side of the bed and a new rug and a new chair.  (Of course it did.  That all makes sense to me.)

Our room today:
I still need to move the window treatments to the other window, but you get the gist.

By the way, I have to brag about my steals.  I love love love to treasure hunt in the dingiest of thrift shops and flea markets for bargains.  Check out the costs:

First nightstand: $60 at an antique store

Second nightstand: FREE (free!) when I saw someone unloading it for donation at one of my favorite thrift shops

Crystal knobs for both nightstands: $3.99 each from Hobby Lobby and inspired by this post. (PS When I say crystal, I probably mean acrylic.)

Rug: $100 off the sidewalk outside another favorite thrift shop haunt

Chair: $45 at a flea market.  I'll probably recover it and get it painted at some point.

Mirror: FREE (free!) when I saw someone unloading it at Goodwill while I was also making a donation (I shouldn't feel guilty about taking from the poor, right?!)

Bed: Bought new at Wier's. Not a bargain, but hey, you can't get a free ride in life all the time.  Sheesh.

While out shopping, I fell in love with this jute pouf at an antique store.
Unfortunately, I didn't love the $250 price tag on it.

Not to worry, I got this pouf at a thrift shop for $5 dollars and plan to reupholster it with jute to match the pouf above.
I also read that you can sometimes get jute coffee sacks from local coffee stores.  You better believe I'm going to make some new coffee shop owner BFFs this week.  :)

And one last find: I got this little oval frame super cheap at an antique shop.
 It seems perfect for a silhouette of Palmer like this, doesn't it?
Rick, Mother's Day is coming up.  I think you have your work cut out for you.  xoxox



  1. Love, love, love. You have the best eye.

    P.S. I adore sweet little Boston modeling for you. Ha!

    1. Thank you!
      Ashleigh, this post has your name all over it!