Hello dear friends! Thank you for all your input on our master bedroom furniture! Ya’ll had some great ideas and have really got me thinking about this space now!
Since I am on the last pieces of my Fall haul, it was time to go in search of new treasures! I am saving those last two pieces which are a set of chairs for Thursday when I team up with my furniture fixer upper girls, and I thought it might be a fun change to share what I found while thrifting last week! Ya’ll tell me all the time that I find such great deals, and the truth is yes, I do ha ha BUT I only buy the really great deals. I leave the pricey stuff behind! Today I’ll share a little of both!
We live in Virginia Beach and if you aren’t familiar with our area, we have a HUGE military population. Because of that, we have a lot of folks moving in and out of our area on a pretty regular basis, and I’m sure that helps to keep our thrift stores in business! We have a ton of them. Last Thursday and Friday I visited a total of six thrift stores.
On my first stop, I found a few goodies!
Let’s start with this table:
This was an old Bombay Co table and it was a steal:
That tag says it’s $15.95 and 50% off that! Talk about a deal!
I also found this:
At $5.25, that may have been a deal for some, but I think my boys would have had a hard time falling asleep if they had that hanging in their room!
This was the Goodwill closest to me. Every tag is a certain color that rotates. On Sundays, the oldest color used in the rotation is 50% off, so checking out the Goodwill on a Sunday is the best way to get a deal!
A couple of weeks ago I spied this gorgeous solid dropleaf table there for $30:
I wasn’t looking for that much work at the time, so I passed on it. Just the week prior, I almost took a chance on this:
It was half off at only $25! It was Broyhill, I believe. I redid a similar-sized TV cabinet HERE and turned it into a storage armoire. It sold from my booth almost immediately, but our garage was full of Halloween boxes at the time when I saw this, so I passed on this one also.
Here are a few smaller finds:
- That lamp was half off of $5.25. It needs rewiring, but I think it could be really pretty!
- At $3.25, that simple wooden tray has so much possibility!
- Another piece with so much potential is that box, and boxes and trays are always good sellers for me! That box was $5.25.
- Need I explain this one? $5.25 That could go right into my booth!
Here is my basket so you can see some of what made the cut, plus a couple of other goodies I found:
That glass serving dish was a green tag, so half off of $2.25!
And the last thing I found at store #1, la piece de resistance:
Oh yes I did buy that! It’s already been washed, and I plan on rocking it at our annual Christmas Eve family dinner.
Store number two was a stop at the DAV. That stands for Disabled American Veterans, and they are my favorite. There are three locations within 30 minutes of our house. They drop bags off at your house and then come around on a designated day with a truck to pick up what you stuffed in the bag. For this reason, their stores are always jam-packed.
I steer away from pieces like this that can’t be separated since they are too hard to transport.
I found this already-painted side table for $14.95:
It was part of the same bamboo-inspired furniture line that matched this $6 night table I shared last week! It had the same detailed work in the corners that my table had as well.
I always check the linen aisle while I’m thrifting because sometimes I find good fabric like these:
I loved that green one, but I don’t do much in green or I would have grabbed it. Both of these were marked at $6.95, but there were at least a couple of yards of each there.
I spied this dollhouse here a couple of weeks ago:
Some of you may have seen it on my Facebook page. It was $49 and if I had space for it, I probably would have gone back for it. It would have been a super fun project! Of course, it was gone when I stopped in last week.
I did find one thing that day that came home with me. I found it by the front checkout just as I was about to leave:
It was $27 and I thought it might make a nice match to these headboards I redid last month.
My next stop: DAV #2!
On this day, I spied this pretty dresser for $99:
And the matching long dresser for $99 also:
The longer one had a very scratched up top and $99 was still a tad steep for me, especially with that damage to the top of this one. Actually, these would have made great replacements for my grape dressers!! Dang, maybe I need to go back lol! My husband specifically requested that I don’t buy second-hand for our bedroom, but these would be really pretty painted! I shared some of our bedroom in my last post HERE if you missed it.
I also found this gorgeous piece marked down to $149:
I love all the carved details! This would be a beast to move though.
And of course, I spied a basket…
They wanted too much for it though…it was $9.98.
I ended up finding a few dishes on this stop, and this necklace which was my favorite:
It was in the case at the checkout counter and at first, I thought the tag read “$39”, but nope, it was only $3.98! It didn’t have any markings, so I’m not sure if it is vintage or what, but I loved it. I figured I could use it for staging and maybe I’ll eventually have an occasion to wear it!
I stopped in across the street at the Salvation Army next. This store always has a ton of furniture, but it is always priced just out of what I want to spend.
This piece was $69:
That’s not too bad actually and this could be a really cute piece, but too much sweat equity to get rid of that bold red and the paint job on this one wasn’t the greatest, so it would have needed a good sanding too. I usually pass on already-painted pieces.
This would be a great piece, but again, a lot of work at $79:
Here’s another cool old piece I found on that stop for $99:
And this secretary as well for $99:
This was beautiful at $79:
All of them just a bit more than I want to spend if I want to see a return on them. You really can find great pieces if you are trying to furnish your own home though.
I did find this little piece, complete with unmentionables tucked inside:
That one was only $34!
This store has 25% off the entire store on Wednesdays, so I might stop back by tomorrow and see what I find then!
There were only a couple of smaller things that caught my eye…don’t these bunnies have the sweetest faces?
This recipe holder for $3.99 would be kind of cute painted white:
My last stop on day one was the Family Thrift near my Mom’s house. This is where I scored this table for less than a dollar!!
I spied this pretty jewelry box that would have made a lovely gift painted:
$20 was too much for me though!
I also found this flatware box for $4.98:
Ya’ll know I can’t pass those up, especially one that has a drawer! Spoiler: this one came home with me!
On Friday I dragged my sister out to the third DAV in our area:
Doesn’t she look so excited??
They had a run on chairs:
- I love the style of this chair, and it had an unbelievable price tag of only $9.98! The springs in the seat were terribly uncomfortable though.
- I love the country charm that this chair has, and it was a great deal as well at $14.98.
- This cutie was also $14.98.
- This club-style chair had been redone and was $24.98. I redid one similar to it HERE.
I also came across this vintage dresser set:
About $129 for all three pieces was a really great deal. The drawers weren’t all super smooth though, so I passed.
If I didn’t already have a desk in my booth, I probably would have bought this one for $25:
And finally, this huge ornate mirror had been marked down to $34:
My sister is active duty military, so we got an additional 20% off on this one. Yep, I bought it! I should take her thrifting with me more often!
I’ll share my new haul next week and you can see what else I said yes too!
In other news, I’ve been busy at my sister’s house! The week before last I worked ahead so I could clear my schedule to help her paint her kitchen:
We have made so much progress, but it’s not completely finished. The cabinets are done, and we installed a backsplash, but we still need to do something with her kitchen island.
We also need to decide how we can update her kitchen table and chairs:
I thought it would be fun to share her kitchen makeover since so many have a kitchen they’d love to update!
I hope you enjoyed our thrift store field trip today!
I’ll be back on Thursday sharing the final two items from my Fall haul:
Update: See how these chairs look now HERE!
See ya Thursday, sweet friends!
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