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Tag along as I take you thrift shopping with me! Fun finds, furniture and things I came across (and brought home!) from my latest thrift shopping outing.

Come thrift shopping with me!

Hello beautiful friends! I went thrift shopping last week and decided to take you all along with me. Last Thursday to be exact. It was absolutely gorgeous out (almost 70, sunny and beautiful) and my kind of shopping weather. Especially in the winter! ;)
If you follow along with me over on Instagram then you might have caught me in the stories as I took you along with me in “real-time”.

If you missed that, (1.) follow me over on >>> Instagram so you won’t miss next time…and (2.) I’m going to share some of it here with you today. And share what I brought home to makeover. (and what I hated to leave behind….ugh!)

So let’s get thrifting!

I thankfully live in a large metropolitan area with tons of thrift stores. I think on Thursday I went to about 5 of them. I never make it to all of them on a regular basis and there are many I never make it to at all. So many thrift stores, never enough hours in a day.
I do have my favorites though and those are the ones I hit up the most.

Here’s what I found at my first Goodwill stop.

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This large $6 mirror. Such a great deal for a heavy (non-plastic framed) mirror. If you don’t love the color, you can always just paint it!
Mirrors can be pricey so the thrift store is a great place to find them.

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FOUR dollars. This little table can so cute and for $4, how can you beat it?

Okay, I had a few other things I found at this Goodwill, but you’ll just have to wait until you scroll down a bit to see.

Now on to the ReStore. 

Fun finds, furniture and things I came across (and brought home!) from my latest thrift shopping outing! artsychicksrule.com #thriftstorefinds #thriftstoremakeovers #thriftymakeovers

We have an ahhhhmazing ReStore where I live. SO good for furniture.
Just wait till you see all the treasures I found here like this beauty for $129.

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This fun little table…but at $79 was a little more than I wanted to spend.

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I would have loved to bring this one home ($99) but I wasn’t out looking for large-ish furniture and you know why!!! Haha >>> THIS <<< the large pieces that I’m determined to get done first. (and I started on them..yay! If you follow over on Instagram, you probably saw one or two of the pieces I was working on this past weekend)

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How cute would this be painted and in a coastal or farmhouse styled home??
So cute! And with solid wood and in good shape for $79….steal.

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Desk… $65

Rows and rows (and rows) of furniture.

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Okay, y’all, it was almost a sin to leave this vintage one behind. This was my absolute favorite find of the day!!
Want to know how much?? What do you think?? ……… probably not $59!!….but that’s how much this beauty was.

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This bed frame would be stunning restained. Oh my…just love it. $129

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I love this vintage MCM desk. It would make a great TV console too. I forgot to make note of the price on this one but think it was around $50 or $60.

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$8 for this very solid, sturdy, well-made chair.

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They always have tons of dining sets on the other side of the store too. This was just one of them. $199

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Lots of bi-fold doors and shutters. Those white ones are just like the ones I found years ago and use as “shutters” on each side of our french doors in the living room…

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…and another set I found to use out on our screened porch.

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Fun finds, furniture and things I came across (and brought home!) from my latest thrift shopping outing! artsychicksrule.com #thriftstorefinds #thriftstoremakeovers #thriftymakeovers

Kind of a cool mirror. I think it was $10. I think I’d paint it as it looks a little creepy this way to me. It would be fun on your porch for Halloween though! Or painted white or gold for another use.

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SO many lovelies this visit. $69 for this one. Gosh, I wanted to take them all home with me.

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I thought this one was kind of fun and would be great in a young girl’s room. I think it was $159

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$40 trunk that would be perfect in a beachside or coastal styled home. Either left as-is or painted white.
It was very nice as it was lined with wood inside.

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I don’t have a use for this sort of piece but I know many do. It was a beauty and $199.

Goodwill #2

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You bringing him home with you?? I’m not! haha
And that’s about all they had in this store. Not much to be had in this one on this visit but that’s how it goes sometimes.
Actually, this one has been way more misses than hits the last few times I’ve visited so I will probably take this off my list for a while and add another one I don’t usually visit instead.

 

On to DAV…

Fun finds, furniture and things I came across (and brought home!) from my latest thrift shopping outing! artsychicksrule.com #thriftstorefinds #thriftstoremakeovers #thriftymakeovers

Now, this was a deal. $25 for this rocker which was a deal in itself as these chairs are pricey. And it was in great shape. But did I mention all the furniture was 25% off this day?? Steal!

Fun finds, furniture and things I came across (and brought home!) from my latest thrift shopping outing! artsychicksrule.com #thriftstorefinds #thriftstoremakeovers #thriftymakeovers

And $34 for this mirror? Not quite the deal ($6) as the Goodwill I visited earlier in the day.
How do you charge $34 for that mirror but only $25 for the rocker? I will never understand how they price in these stores. It always baffles me!

Fun finds, furniture and things I came across (and brought home!) from my latest thrift shopping outing! artsychicksrule.com #thriftstorefinds #thriftstoremakeovers #thriftymakeovers

How cute would this be painted in a coastal styled home?? Perfect!!! I don’t know how much this one was because it wasn’t marked…and I didn’t ask. But it would’ve also been 25% off. But…I resisted since I’m not looking for furniture.
And it was heavy,..solid wood…I know this because I may have lifted it to see just in case I might change my mind! haha
The heaviness of it deterred me and kept me on track. ;)

Goodwill #3 and my last stop of the day

Fun finds, furniture and things I came across (and brought home!) from my latest thrift shopping outing! artsychicksrule.com #thriftstorefinds #thriftstoremakeovers #thriftymakeovers

This is what I found at the Goodwill #3. The basket was $4, the sign was $3 and the box was $4.

I love finding all the small things to play around with. The sign was a fun (and thrifty) find because it already has knobs.

So here is what I was able to pack into the back of my vehicle for this trip…

Fun finds, furniture and things I came across (and brought home!) from my latest thrift shopping outing! artsychicksrule.com #thriftstorefinds #thriftstoremakeovers #thriftymakeovers

I still had more room! I like to fill it up to the brim. lol
The two things on the left I didn’t share above. It’s another box and a tray I am going to make over that I found at the first Goodwill stop.

Here’s all the things from this haul that I’m going to be making over. (and a few things from the week prior)

Fun finds, furniture and things I came across (and brought home!) from my latest thrift shopping outing! artsychicksrule.com #thriftstorefinds #thriftstoremakeovers #thriftymakeovers

So as you can see, I brought home the $6 mirror, the $8 chair, the little $4 table and multiple other small items. (which were all in the $2-$4 range)
Along with these, I am working through my big furniture pieces in our storage units (worked on 2 this weekend!) so I’ll be mixing those in with these as I work my way through these smaller items.

I hope you’ll enjoy following along with me as I give these new life. My girl, Christy, also just posted her latest thrifty haul that she is going to be working through too. You can see it and follow along with her’s >>> here.

I’ll be back on Thursday with either an update on our bathroom/closet makeover (and hall bath plans) OR a brand new furniture makeover. lol It all depends on if I can get it done in time. I’m trying hard!

See you then!

xoxo

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32 Comments

    1. Yes, they usually have tons of furniture but this visit they had a bunch of really awesome pieces! I live in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. :) xo

  1. Girl, you need a truck! lol There are some magnificent finds in your vehicle!! You even left a few beauties for others. :) Can’t wait to see your makeovers!!

    1. Haha!! I should have one that I drive…my husband has one but then I have to get him to pick up! Too much hassle sometimes. If I had one I drove all the time, I’d be in big trouble!! haha I left a lot of beauties for others…I hated to, too!! I’m trying hard to not go back and grab em up! ;) xoxo

    1. Yes, this one always has a ton of furniture but this visit they had all those dressing tables and dressers, etc. So much good stuff. It’s not always that way!! lol Usually maybe just one or two like that. And yes, I’m trying hard to not go back and get one or two of them! ;) xo

  2. Hey Nancy! I just took a tray identical to yours to goodwill. I’m downsizing and i have so many trays i have yet to work on so i don’t want to see how pretty you make yours. I will have regrets. LOL. Seriously though. I can’t wait to see your furniture pieces though. How fun!

    1. Oh, that’s too funny, Cheryl! And haha…that’s okay, someone else might do the same with yours and it will be reloved again! :) xo

    1. Oh, it was, Lesley!! The ReStore is amazing but they don’t usually have that many older pieces. I had to really try hard not to bring them all home! ;) I live in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. :) xo

  3. So funny, I have a tray (japanese tree) on it just like the one you have in your haul. I redo so many trays (my favorites to do) and so many little boxes (silverware, etc) that I’m anxious to see what you do with your tray!!!!

    1. I love that round table and the chairs had been recently recaned. I’d have brought that and the beautiful old wardrobe home with me in a New York minute! (and I have a pickup truck and trailer!) Love your projects!

      1. I know, it was so hard to leave it all behind!! Once I get through these pieces in our storage units, it’s on! ;) xoxo

    1. My hubby has one and he usually goes back and picks up for me but that gets to be a hassle sometimes! lol Which probably saves me since I’d buy it all if I drove it all the time!!! haha :)

  4. Boy!!! Your selection of stores are great out there. Here in the mountains of Arizona, we do get some great estate sales. Lots of old ranchers dying off…sadly. The DAV is the best bet for prices, everything else kinda pricey. Your prices are great!!!!
    Will you redo these and sell them on Craigslist?
    Well, get busy and have fun doing it all!!!

    1. Yes, we do have quite a lot of thrift stores around here. It’s not always this great though. But gee, did I want to bring it ALL home with me! lol I will sometimes sell on CL but mostly I take to a friend that has a consignment shop. xo

  5. I have the same end tables ($4). I use them as bedside tables.
    I’d like to know what your plans are for them? If you’ll do anything with them.
    Love your transformations.

    1. Oh, fun!! I only have the one and I’ve started on it but not finished yet. (I painted the legs and sanded the wood to restain…so far ;) ) xo

  6. I love thrifting and like you, I want to buy it all (but I don’t, usually…). My husband always says, “..and when are you going to find the time to do anything with that??” He’s actually right. I work full time and have 4 kids still at home under 12…but when I see a beautiful “thing”, all I see is what I could do with it! It’s so much fun, from the thrill of the find, to the end result. I am addicted!

    1. Yes, that is exactly it! You described it perfectly. It’s so much fun to be able to see the “beautiful” thing, then actually transform it INTO that beautiful thing, right? :) Happy hunting (one of these days again…can’t wait!) xoxo

  7. Love the beveled glass mirror from Goodwill, a great buy-just on the glass alone. I’m a mirror girl, they bring so much light into a room..

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