Happy Wednesday Friends! I believe your house should tell your story, that's what makes it a home. While I do sell vintage, 90% of my home furnishings are thrifted finds that I have lovingly upcycled. Today I'm sharing a few of my favorite home furnishings that I found thrifting and made my own...
I waited in line for the store to open to grab this pair of chairs for $8 each, but they were drab and dated. Above, is the upcycle after two coats of chalk paint, below, the before. It's so rewarding to bring new life to vintage finds.
On the other hand, nothing can describe the elation of discovering the perfect piece! You know the one-- it fits seamlessly in the spot you pictured it, as though it was always meant to be there. If you're like me, maybe every so often, you pause momentarily to admire her place in your home. Such is the case with my Rosie--the vintage sofa I nicknamed for her pale rose colored pattern.
After years of searching for just the right sofa, in just the right price range I found her when I least expected in my favorite local thrift store for $115. The upholstery was pristine and though I wouldn't originally have chosen the color, I couldn't believe how well it complemented my gray and turquoise decor, not to mention the ottoman! I already had the two turquoise and round pillows and then added the lumbars. I embellished this one with an estate sale linen.
The sofa legs were sturdy but the wood finish was damaged--nothing a little sanding and paint couldn't remedy. Take a peek at the legs before painting and the sofa sans pillows--just the tiniest tweaking can make such a difference!
Update: the newest addition to my living room is a $10 yard sale sofa I upcycled with chalk paint. It was my first endeavor in painting upholstery and I couldn't be happier with the results!
I would love to hear about any thrift store furniture in your home!
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