Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Thrifting Cottage Style

We may be on vacation, but not a vacation from thrifting.  There are treasures galore up here, just waiting for me to scoop.

First stop, a barn sale.  I hit the mother load at this one.

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I scored the three chairs for $1 each.  That window is darling – not sure what I will do with it, but had to have it.  The old, solid wood door is fabulous.

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This antique ironing board will make a great sofa table!

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The coffee table ($3) is going in the cottage.  The two long pictures are already transformed.

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Let’s look at that baby one more time.

Then, we hit a few church sales and other garage sales.  I had a partner for most of my stops.  Bridget is redoing her cottage next door and is on the hunt as well.

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French provincial vanity.

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Industrial Chic.

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Old pickle crocks.  The numbers=gallons.  That’s good to know when I make my pickles.

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Old minnow bucket, or a great planter!

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Four beautiful boxes.  They are perfectly distressed.  Love the New York on the sides.

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Love these!

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Can’t wait to see what other treasures we uncover in the weeks to come.

PS: At the barn sale, they had free barn wood.  The beams were a-mazing!  We looked into having them cut and made into hardwood flooring.  It didn’t work out but I am still fantasizing over my authentic barn floors.  Darn.

Keep thrifting!

XO-

Shannon

4 comments:

onlineditto said...

Awesome... and that explains some of those cool pieces I saw in the booth!

Jamie said...

Wow - you got some amazing finds. I can't wait to see what you do with them.

michelle@decorandthedog said...

I would have never thought to use an ironing board as a sofa table...genius!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Oh, now we're talking about my favorite kind of shopping. You have some great, beautiful bargains!!

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