My Twitter friend Maria asked if anyone had pictures of thrift store décor finds that they’d like to share. Since virtually everything in our house came from Goodwill, I went around and snapped a few pictures. Then I thought they’d make a good blog post too, so here you go… our thrift store décor!
I like mirrors. I think they make a room look pretty and bright, and with nice frames, they add interesting touches to walls. All of the mirrors we have came from thrift stores, so I took a few pictures of the ones on our main level. We have a couple more good ones in our almost-finished basement, but I’ll save those for another day.
This mirror is from Crate & Barrel, and I got it several years ago at a thrift store, for ten bucks:
That clock that you see reflected in it was another thrift store find, for six dollars. It’s huge and we love it.
In our hallway, we have a little round mirror that I really like. Mainly because the frame is so great. It’s made of several pieces of wood that fit together perfectly to make a nice circle. I got this one years ago, at a thrift store in the town where we used to live.
And last but not least, we have this rustic-style mirror in our bedroom, hanging over our dresser. The hooks are perfect for long necklaces, and I like the look of the whole thing. It still had it’s original World Market price tag ($49) on the back, but I got it at Goodwill for $7.
Did any of your décor start out at a thrift store or garage sale?
EDIT: My parents sent me a couple pictures of their thrift store decor. Like us, nearly everything in their house is secondhand (they taught me well!). This china hutch was two dollars (and all of the Pfaltzgraff china inside came from thrift stores too):
And remember, when it comes to furniture, as long as the piece you buy is solid and well-made, sanding and varnish or paint can do wonders to transform a piece, even if it’s old and a bit beat up. Like this coffee table that we rescued from a thrift store a few years ago. Check out Better After if you’re looking for inspiration. Awesome furniture is all around you in thrift stores, you just have to see its potential!
My parents also made this mantle to go over their fireplace, using a thrift store mantle and scraps of lumber:
If you have a blog and you’ve posted pictures of your own thrift store finds, please leave a comment so that we can all see!