Today’s topic, Home Decor!
A few weeks ago I got on a kick and felt the need to spice up my house a bit. 2nd hand stores are the best for finding decorative touches for your house. If you keep looking, you will find the perfect pieces for your home design.
2nd hand stores have lamps, pictures, knick knacks, curtains, fabric, pillows, etc…
When trying to decorate my living room to match the spring green walls I’d just painted, I was able to find these to fill the blank walls. I had gotten the flowers at Michaels on clearance…less than a buck a piece? Not really a 2nd hand find, but a good clearance find! (I apologize for the lighting in these pics, the skies are overcast and there’s not good light this morning)
Wall scroll $2.99 Wicker Decorative Balls $2.99 Green floral filler $.99(?) Silverdale Goodwill 2/2/2011
The next day I’d gone back to do a return, and I ran into the other wall scroll that had been tucked away somewhere. These are really nice. I think they came from Pier One? Or at least from a place similar.
Wall scroll Silverdale Goodwill $2.99 2/03/2011
I stopped by the St Vinnie’s Annex which is where they keep all their furniture. I like to go in there on occasion. I’m usually able to find some sort of household item, like lightswitch covers for $.10-$.50 a piece or a piece of furniture or a bike. But I hit the jackpot as I had been looking in retail stores for the right pair of tall chairs for our kitchen island. There happened to be 3 at the annex and one of them was damaged. I think these chairs retail for $40-$75 a piece? At least similar ones do.
2 Tall kitchen (bar) chairs $18.50 a piece St Vinnie's Annex 2/2/2011 We'll eventually get the kitchen reconstructed, it's in a state of disassemble right now.
I’d like to talk about yard sales in today’s blog. I can smell yard sale season just around the corner. The spring rain is starting to come out, but eventually we’ll get some nice weather which is followed by some nice deals.
Anakin and I were Yard Saleing and we ran across a liquidation (hoarders) yard sale. I think the woman was just trying to get rid of stuff and would probably give it away if she wasn’t trying to make a little profit for her time and energy. We saw this great velvet painting with one of our favorite themes…PIRATE SHIPS! YARRRRR!
Velvet Pirate Painting Found Yard Saleing Summer 2010 $.50!!!
I was originally going to deconstruct this wreath for hair flowers, but it ended up looking great on our wall. So I decided to keep it.
Wicker Wreath Found Yard Saleing Summer 2010 $.50!!!
I hit a great yard sale that summer also where we scored a BRAND NEW desk and side table for Anakin’s room! Let’s see…yes, that’s Kal-El’s Christmas Story Leg Lamp on the desk. He loves that movie.
Computer Desk (new in box) $30 Yard Sale Summer 2010
The matching side table is where Anakin keeps all his geeky goodies 🙂 My handmade crocheted Chao doll from Sonic the Hedgehog, the Perler Bead box I made for his birthday, Evil Genius Book, Super Mario Galaxy 2 guide, lightsaber, wii Nunchuck, and deep within the nook, there’s a gold wii controller. I love my geek kids!
Printer Table/Side Table $10 Yard Sale Summer 2010
And if you don’t believe you can find gold for free, check out this awesome coffee table that I found BY THE DUMPSTER at my old apartment building. I’m not a dumpster diver, by any means, but I couldn’t pass this up. It was originally a beat up off-white and the glass top(?) was missing. I painted it up and replaced the handles on the drawers. It’s so cute! (Note, this is sitting on my TV cabinet in our storage before we moved and it looks like a monster!!!)
Infinity Coffee Table Found Spring of 2009 By Apartment Dumpster FREE!!! Paint & Embellishments = $20(?)
I think I’m the queen of making found stuff look awesome. At least in my own mind. I know I promised a couple days ago that I’d post the find that I got at Silverdale Goodwill. I plan on doing a tutorial on being crafty with found items. I’ve had a couple button orders to fulfill and a trip to Seattle that I had to make for supplies, so I’ll be getting on that craft project ASAP.
And yes, I realize this blog is a little late…but it’s posted! I’ll get the other post up tonight!