I have A LOT of work ahead of me. We sold nearly all of our major furniture pieces before we moved which means a lot of thrifting to find some special, new-to-me, furnishings and accessories. Check out these awesome steals, each coming to you from Goodwill or Savers!
First up, a pair of end tables. These are solid wood so at $19.99 each I paid a bit more than normal when thrifting but they are worth every penny. These are nice and tall, the same height as the arm on my couch. I prefer end tables to be at least that height so that I’m not reaching down grab my coffee cup. These end tables are quite large as far as width and depth are concerned which provides the storage we really need in our family room. I haven’t decided on a color yet. I think a creamy white would be gorgeous but I will probably paint the walls white first and then decide.
I am really excited about these solid brass lamps! I found the pair at Goodwill for $12.99 each which is a crazy good deal because they currently sell on EBay for $75.00 each. These are original Stiffel lamps. New Stiffel’s retail at $250.00 and up. What a steal!! Rimmel is going to polish them and I will probably add a navy blue lamp shade for a sophisticated but also modern look. I don’t want to go too traditional here.
A tip when looking for lamps at secondhand stores…make sure they have their original finials if you don’t want the hassle of trying to find one that matches.
A few fun desk accessories. I think the two small pen holders were intended for succulents but I love them on my office desk! The gold vase was likely intended for plants or flowers as well. Each were less than $2.00 each and no repairs needed other than a good washing.
This barrel chair is so cute!! I can’t wait to paint it white and reupholster in a fabulous fabric. The seat will need a new cushion so it will take some time and while I’ve done some reupholstering before, I haven’t attempted tufting yet so that will be a challenge. At only $5.99 this project will be worth the effort.
I still can’t believe I found these next two items. This blue velvet couch is so incredibly comfortable, you just melt into it! No rips or tears, just needs a good cleaning. It was only $20.00!
This rug was definitely a splurge at $60.00 but so worth it. The blues and magenta’s are perfect for my formal living room which is going to have a magenta feature wall. Yep. Magenta. Stayed tuned for that crazy makeover!
We needed a large rug to warm up the expanse of tile in this living room. I am thrilled at how the size and colors really ground the wood trunk and the blue velvet couch. BTW, blue always compliments wood. It has to do with nature. Something about brown tree trunks and blue skies. 😉
And last, and quite possibly my favorite, is my Abe Lincoln head! He will likely be painted a creamy white, including the base. Abe was $19.99 and has his artist’s name carved in the back. Isn’t he fabulous???!!
Have you been poppin’ any tags lately? Any amazing steals? Share here on the blog!! I’d love to hear about them!