Every time I walk into a thrift store or antique store, I find a piece that would look better than new with some sand paper and spray paint. Throw in some inexpensive hardware (knobs, handles) and you have yourself a fabulous piece at a fraction of the cost.
Case in point...
Last week, I stopped my one of my favorite thrift stores, Joseph's Coat, and found this charming side table. I love the simplicity of the legs. It's not ready for it's close up yet, but with a quick sand and some spray paint (I'm debating between white, black or lobster bisque), this will look absolutely perfect and modern as a side table in my basement.
And at $22 with 50% off...you can't really walk away from an $11 side table
|Potterybarn side table; $199|
On to my next great find...okay so I did splurge and by these great rustic ledges from Potterybarn, but the great buoys and vintage map I found at my favorite antique store (more on that below) for under $5 each!
My favorite of all time antique store is Beach Plum located in Bethany Beach (it was also profiled in Young House Love last week!. Not only do they have absolutely stunning pieces, a lot of their inventory is nautical themed--perfect for me! If you've never been--you have to go tout de suite!
Last weekend, I stopped by and found this charming mirror and drawer piece.
I will probably paint both side tables the same color...just not sure what color that is yet :)
Dreamery Studio, that I immediately bought 3 prints from.
How amazing are these? I love the combination of nautical life, drawn with ink on vintage book pages...all things I adore! And at $8.50 each I bought 3...and will frame them next to each other (with the red coral in the middle) for maximum impact. These prints are such a departure from what people expect to see in coastal chic spaces...sea shells, sea shells...and more sea shells!
Do you have any great thrift store finds of your own? Email me photos, a description of where you found it and what you are going to do with it to: firstname.lastname@example.org!