We recently moved into a new home closer to downtown... we also gained a third bedroom which will be great for weekend visits from friends and family. The problem is, no third bedroom furniture. Well, for those of you who know me - no room in my home will be left empty handed... Moving expenses can pile up quicker than a blink - so my budget limited by finding to thrift store bargains! And you will hear no complaints. I love love love finding trash and bringing it to life again. So... with ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS - I began my search for furniture (minus a bed) to fill a guest bedroom. In a few short weeks and many frequent visits to local thrift shops (plus one Craigslist score) - MEET MY THRIFT ROOM!!!
(ps - bedding NOT included in the 100 bucks... though I wish it was.)
|Step Nightstand and Wooden Chair|
Both items were only TEN DOLLARS!!!!!
So, this night stand was in horrific condition, but for five bucks - who cares!!!! After lots and lots of sanding, priming, and then painting - it was brought back to life! New again... recycled!!!
|before - a mess!|
|after sanding, priming, and painting.|
|looking absolutely lovely in the new room!|
And now for the chair - this old thing was pretty beat up, and I kinda liked that! So I only sanded a bit to keep the natural old look before painting.
|yes, the chair was five bucks!!|
|AFTER!!!! With my hand sewn ruffle pillow :)|
So, now we have a night stand and a chair for the new thrift room... but I had my eye out for a dresser to refinish... and luckily, I got a score on craigslist.
Meet the old dresser - for fifty bucks!
|not bad for fifty bucks|
|this is the hardware I had to remove... they really had a|
million different pieces... tacky!
|hours and hours of sanding and filling holes...|
then priming and painting.
|all worth it in the end.|
|I'm absolutely in love... it's the focal piece|
of the entire room!!!
|adding new glass hardware - still waiting on the|
bottom pulls to come in.
MEET THE THRIFT ROOM :)
|the finished room - so cute and cozy!|
I really couldn't be more pleased and happy with how my room turned out! I can't wait for my first guest so come so they can enjoy it as much as I do :)
After purchasing the furniture, paint and supplies, then the glass knobs - I was right at my limit!
Furnishing an entire guest bedroom for one hundred dollars.... not too shabby!