The Thrift Store Furniture That Makes My House a Home

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...

Chalk painted upcycled chair

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. 

Thrift store chair upcycle

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.

Vintage settee

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

Vintage linen embellished throw pillow

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! 

How to restore damaged sofa legs

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!

Chalk painted sofa

I would love to hear about any thrift store furniture in your home!  

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You may also enjoy: 

Upcycled thrift store mirror

Upcycled dresser


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  1. I think my old cedar chest for $20. I am going to paint it one of these days. It sits in front of the window and it's a perfect place for plants, Charlie to look outside and it stores blankets...useful in so many ways.

  2. My favorite find was a friend's grandmother's cupboard. A huge gray primitive. I love Rosie - she fits right in.

  3. Oh Cecilia, I gasped when I saw the vintage sofa...she is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing :) Hugs to you!

  4. Your sofa is beautiful and is perfect for your living room. Our house is furnished with 'favorite finds' ... hard to name just one.
    Audrey Z.

  5. Your sofa is amazing! It is so perfect in your living room. My favorite find to date is my new old cupboard that I shared last week. I just knew it needed to come to my home to live. hugs, Jo

  6. What a beautiful sofa. I love the color and design..

  7. I've always loved the sofa! Definitely a GREAT find.

  8. That is so pretty! I found four chairs that I am excited about--have a project in mind. :) We'll see how it turns out. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again next week. :)

    Life With Lorelai

  9. Your dresser is almost identical to the one in our daughter's room. It was a find at a yard sale too.

  10. Very the sofa.... Thank you for sharing at Share it One More Time. Tammy

  11. Your furniture transformations are always so pretty! My kind of decorating.
    Thanks for linking up with Talk of the Town.


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