I’ve been talking quite a bit about thrifting, and I thought it would be fun to see how all this “stuff,” actually gets used.
My son’s room has a vintage western theme, built within the basic cottage style of the rest of the house. So his room has the basic palette of cream and white, but then brings in the additional colors of red, blue and rusty brown. As I’ve thrifted for him, I’ve kept these color and style ideas in mind. It’s a work in progress, but here are some of the items I’ve used so far:
- The chandelier I found at Habitat for Humanity ReStore. I was surprised that my son wanted it for his room, but I think it looks great. We spray painted it a mix of charcoal and copper and removed all the beads. I’ll use those elsewhere.
- A copper metal airplane music box from Salvation Army ($6). He also has a car that plays “Tijuana Taxi.”
- A handpainted, handmade wooden rocking horse from Goodwill, a steal at $5.
- The quilt is my own creation, but the shams are from Goodwill ($1-$2 each). I’d like to change the shams to a solid now that the quilt is finished.
- This painting was about $6.50 at Goodwill. Collecting original paintings in this price range takes patience, but I just love thrifted paintings. I’d like to add some other items here to fill out the wall.
The rest of the items are from clearance or discount stores. I’m happy with how it’s coming together and recycling and saving money at the same time!
What about you? How have you used your latest thrift item?
Wall Color: “Decor White” from Sherwin-Williams. Bed, curtains and curtain hardware: IKEA. Bookshelf: Cost Plus. Hanging metal stars: Fred Meyer. Word art: JC Penney.