I’m back with Thrift Score Thursday! Woohoo! I first found the series last fall and fell in love – these kick-ass bloggers encourage their audiences to buy local from thrift shops. Personally I am a huge fan of thrift stores. The ones here in Quebec city have been very good to us. How good? So good.
I thought I’d take a minute to give two of my furniture finds a feature. They are the quiet stars in a couple of my posts, so some specific attention is in order.
I found the yellow velour couch at the biggest thrift store locally, for 50$ flat. It was the reason our old brown couch got the heave ho… that and the claw marks and the weird stains.
It’s a little dirty at this point, but it’s nothing a good steam cleaning won’t fix. It’s going to be moving with us for sure, I just have to find a way to incorporate it appropriately into our next home.
It currently sits in our TV room where Bruce uses it as his bed during the evening. He’s usually sprawled out on his back, not a care in the world and maybe a fart or two.
It’s a cute yellow box of tufted velour and it’s all mine! mine, I tell you!
This green chair was the most recent acquisition. I found it on kijiji for 25$ – that’s the kind of price I like. It swivels and reclines, and all the springs are still in good condition, it just needs some TLC.
We’re waiting for warmer weather to refinish it. I’m thinking a big fat buffalo check and lighter wood. What do you think?
And now, on to the #thriftscorethursday finds from the instagram feed.
If you are new to the concept, let me explain what #thriftscorethursday is. It runs on participation from viewers like you (and me.) Hit up your local thrift stores, craigslist, yard sales, estate sales, side of the road, anything! Thrifty doesn’t necessarily mean from a thrift store. They want to see your good deals, wacky finds and treasures.
Don’t feel like you need to save those finds for Thursdays! Yes, features are shared on the blogs and Instagram on Thursdays, but they’re all checking in on (and using!) the hashtag all week long. So, when you see/find it, feel free to share it! And we love it when you tag your friends to play along, too!
My first Thrift Score Thursday post can be found here. I styled a room using items from the feed and I’m doing it again this time!
Let’s start with @elizabethrosedesign‘s astounding haul from a trip to Texas. LOOK AT HOW MUCH BRASS SHE HAS?! for 15$? I think I may have to detour to Texas this summer when I’m in Atlanta.
@Doug_fritock scored the be-all end-all of marble busts at his local thrift store. Hum excuse me? Who gives away a marble sculpture like this?! Doug won the jackpot.
This Hollywood Regency bamboo buffet that @thehomeicreate is to die for. Why is there any good faux-bamboo near me? why?! I would repaint this thought. Creme is a no-go.
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention @hereandnowgoods‘ saturday morning chandelier find. I mean who ditches a chandelier on the side of the road? Why can’t I live in their neck of the woods huh?
The marble eagle that @julieaspear found at goodwill for 3$ is too good a deal to pass up! Marble is everywhere but where I am apparently.
What have you found recently? Any good finds? I’m perusing kijiji here in QC and in NB hoping to catch something good.
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