Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Decorating with Thrift Store Finds

We don’t have many home furnishings and what we do have are locked in a storage unit hours away. I just don’t know when we’ll make the trek to Ohio to claim our things.

In the meantime, we’d invited friends to visit and we had to have a place for them to sit. I decided to visit a few thrift stores hoping to find a decent inexpensive couch that we could live with, but what I found amazed me!

At our first stop, my son discovered this:

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An awesome Lazy Boy couch for only $75! I couldn’t believe our good fortune! The other couches were all priced more than double at $250! I didn’t waste anytime letting the attendant know that we’d be buying it.

I also found an adorable brown, green and pink pillow to match, thinking I’d grab a brown throw to tone down the color since my daughter was not a fan. So, when I walked into our home and saw the color of the walls, my first thought was that I’d be repainting, but on a return trip to the thrift store to actually pick up the couch, I found these pillows for $4 each. Could they be anymore perfect?   richendollars in alabama 172

They match the couch and the wall and tie the two together perfectly!

I also found a few other items that I really adore, like this brand new chair for $75: house 062

I plan to recover the cushions or purchase new ones.

I also found this brand new mirror for $20 and the wall stickies for $2, which I love since visiting the Statue of Liberty was one of our favorite trips.

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Two sheer panels for the window- $4 each, new.

Rug for entry way- $6, new.

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Rug placed in front of couch- $10, not sure if this one is going to stay in this room, but I love it and our puppy loves it. You’ll regularly catch him rolling all over it.

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Second Mirror that is waiting for me to decide exactly where I want it to hang, only $25,  new.

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Unique wood shaving wreath- $5, new. I’m also not 100% sure this will remain in this room, but like the rug, I really loved it. 

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Final cost so far, $234 for the furniture and accessories. I’m really pleased with how it’s all coming together, what do you think? 

richendollars in alabama 181Not bad considering it all came from the thrift store, is it? 


  1. This is SUPER cute!

    Do you think I can use this as a guest blogger post at Econobusters? It is SO right up Molly's alley?

    You will get a link back to your post and then you can just let them know you are being featured at Econobusters??? Sound okay??

    Just email me and let me know


  2. You found some awesome finds. Love the black mirror.

  3. Those are some fabulous finds. You are def workin the thrift store to your advantage. Congrats on the great house. It must feel like a mansion after all that time in the RV. Have a great week. Blessings, SusanD

  4. Very awesome finds! Its funny because yesterday - you mentioned wicker furniture on the porch, and the house we are renting furnished has wicker furniture in the living room. I like it, keeps things light and airy, and easy to clean under :) Love that chair and the pillows and the mirror and and and :)

  5. Awesome finds...thanks for stopping by my blog. Someday we want to do some road-tripping with our kids too. Teach me everything you know!

  6. Hi! Cute blog! I found you through the Hip Homemeschool Hop! Nice to "meet" ya!

  7. Great finds! I love how the pillow tie together the wall and couch colors!

  8. How cool! I'm horrible at decorating. You make it seem so easy. I can't wait to see more.

  9. Love the wall stickers - and the sofa is a great find!

  10. Awesome! Doesn't make you just soo excited to find these types of beautiful things at these prices. I just feel like i save so much at the thrift stores..looks FAB!

  11. Score! What a great set of finds. I love shopping at the thrift store! Your house looks so cute. My good news is that it looks like we can get an on-base house in the next couple of weeks. No more hotel living!

  12. Amazing finds! A couch for only $75...wow!

    I'm so glad that you joined the Hip Homeschool Hop today. :)

    The Homeschool Chick

  13. I love a fantastic thrift find! I think you hit the jackpot with these!

  14. Great job. Those rugs were really cool finds, especially!


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