I love thrift stores. If you asked me my favorite place to shop for clothes, I wouldn’t give you a brand or department store. Nope, I prefer to thrift my expensive name brands. When you get used to paying $5 for jeans, it’s hard to swallow “normal” prices, especially for some of my favorite brands like Gap, Anne Taylor, and J. Crew.
Additionally, thrift stores are great for more than just clothes. I love looking for unique furniture and home goods amongst their shelves; it’s like a treasure hunt for diamonds in the rough. Not only are you getting a good price and a unique piece, but you’re saving something usable from the trash heap. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, as the saying goes.
Before Christmas, Jeff and I rearranged the living room and were searching for some new side tables and a coffee table to fit said new arrangement. We spent a Saturday afternoon looking for treasures at our three closest purveyors of thrifted goods. Unfortunately, we didn’t find the furniture we were looking for, but that doesn’t mean we came away empty handed.
This little mirror was just 5 bucks at the Salvation Army store. I gave it a fresh coat of white paint and now it hangs over our newly made over coat and shoe area in the living room.
These beauties were also just $5 (for both) at the Salvation Army store. And while they have an intended place, they still need a make over before being hung in their new home.
This is where you come in, dear readers. What color should I paint them? I want to hang them above the fireplace, flanking the clock.
At first I thought white, but I’m not sure that would work with the cream face of the clock. Cream seems too similar to the tan wall, but it might work. The wood is not nice enough to keep as is, plus this wall already has a lot of wood. FYI, we’re also considering painting the faux brick a stoney slate color. What do you think?