It was a fantastic weekend for treasure hunting at all my favourite thrift shops! Check out what I bought: White Ceramic Bamboo Canister Set Cost: $7.99 White Leaf Dessert Dishes (6) Cost: $1.99 ea Colourful Crocheted Chevron Throw Cost: $6.99 (Ruby approves) Flower Pot Cost: $3.00 Desk Lamp Cost: $7.00 (the red part is actually stained wood – it just looks like plastic in the picture) Huge antique mirror Cost: $15.00 And now for the pièce de résistance: My cow… Read more »

Thanks for turning me onto bluntcards, Loretta! These are some of the articles I enjoyed reading this week: Beach House Lust – I want to build a little artist’s cabin in the wooded area of my backyard, and loved the ones featured in this article! 100 Abandoned Houses – Some of my fondest childhood memories are of exploring abandoned houses. It always fascinated me to see what the families who once lived there left behind. Oh, how I would love… Read more »

No, not me, my new chair. Last year I picked up this brown velvet upholstered slipper chair from my local St. Vinny’s. It was a steal at $15. I probably could’ve gotten away with just cleaning the upholstery, but I wanted the chair to make a statement in the room. Preferably the statement, “Throw your dirty clothes here and die.” This is what the chair looked like when I first brought it home. I happened to have some fabric remnants… Read more »

This was not the post I had planned for today, but unfortunately I don’t seem to know the difference between “P.M.” and “A.M”, because I accidentally scheduled todays post to go up tonight. So now you get my awesome post’s ugly stepbrother post. This was the light fixture in our master bedroom: Can you believe they still make these pieces of crap? I picked up this boring little chandelier at a thrift store for $5, and after a few coats… Read more »

About a month ago I found a roll of vintage vinyl shelf paper at my local St. Vincent de Paul thrift shop for just 50¢. I had no idea at the time what I was going to use it for, but the pattern was so lovely, and the price was right, so I figured I’d find something to stick it to eventually. Around the same time I picked up a little vintage bedside table with cascading drawers, similar in style… Read more »

Hi, my name is Chrystal, and I am a thriftaholic. I cannot make it through a week without at least one visit to a thrift store. I don’t always buy something, but I almost always want to. And if I don’t find anything interesting or exciting, I leave feeling sad and let-down. Here are a few of my recent finds for my fellow thriftaholics. Vintage Desk Set Cost: $10 Two Small Vases Cost: $1 each Framed Print Cost $3 Small… Read more »

One of the biggest challenges of moving into a larger home has been acquiring enough furniture to furbish each of our children’s rooms. Luckily I’ve found lots of great deals at thrift stores and yard sales, but most of the pieces have needed to be refinished in one way or another. I’ve spent my entire summer stripping, sanding, priming, painting, re-upholstering, and there’s no end in sight. I’ve been trying to do a little on each kid’s room rather than… Read more »

With the kids heading back to school in T-minus 140 hours (but who’s counting) I’ve been thinking that a little road trip to Ikea might be in order. I’m not a huge Ikea fan, but I definitely like some of their more modern pieces, including their rugs. Did I mention that I’ve changed my mind on our bedroom rug? I know, I was as shocked as you are. Last fall I purchased a rug for $39.99 from Walmart. It was… Read more »