Do you enjoy thrifting for vintage furniture and other finds? We are hunting for more storage pieces for the foyer. Wait until you see what I found this week at the thrift store nearby.
I love to hunt for garden treasures at the local thrift stores. But lately, Chris and I have been trying to furnish our home on a budget after the big move last year.
And we’ve found some great pieces for a song!
I’m specifically looking for storage pieces for my table decor that I can keep in the foyer.
Some wall space opened up as we moved our antique chess table to the library.
With the start of a new year, I figured people would be cleaning out their closets, updating large scale furniture items, and holiday decor.
And I was not wrong!
We found lots of antiques, pretty decor, and a special something I think we might have to go back for.
Of course it has nothing to do with the front entry hall, but you find what you find when you find it, am I right?
Wait until you see the vintage furniture and other cool things we found at the thrift store nearby this week!
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My Vintage Furniture in the Foyer
Before we head to the thrift store nearby, we’ve got to remind ourselves of the aesthetic we are building upon.
That way, we continue to build the space piece by piece with finds that will fit the space and style.
There’s more of a vintage vibe to this room with the wood floor inlays and brass accents.
So when we find pieces for this space, I want to keep that vintage home aesthetic in mind.
Eventually, I want to add some wall decor heading up the stairs, but I haven’t decided how I’m going to do it yet.
I haven’t taken too many photos of this space since Christmas, but I am really loving this piece that we found at the Restore several months ago.
It stores quite a bit and sits just outside the dining room. I don’t think I realized how much I loved this piece until I saw it in photos for the holidays.
There are a lot of beautiful details on it and I am not going to touch this piece in terms of refinishing it because I love it as it is!
I found both these frames at the same thrift store nearby last year and they were a dark dingy brown.
To update each piece, I used some Rub and Buff in Antique Gold to give it a quick update and love how they look!
If you’ve never used it before, you can see how easy it is to update decor with it here.
I recently bought this beautiful vintage plate holder online because I thought it would look really pretty on the buffet with the frames. What do you think?
And if you can believe this, that vintage crock was $7 at an antique store in Vermont because there’s a small chip on it.
Ummmmm…I’ll take it!
Vintage Furniture Finds at the Thrift Store Nearby
With the foyer’s aesthetic in mind, Chris and I ventured to the Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity Restore in Manville, New Jersey.
They get lots of great stuff in and this week was no exception!
So here’s what I found!
If you were on the hunt for antique settees, this was the week to find them!
I found two gorgeous ones that I almost bought.
They need a little makeover, but the details and the lines are so pretty!
I was considering adding this one to one end of the library. The rolled arms, lines, and wood details are really striking on this piece.
Not a big fan of the gold fabric, but I could recover it.
Didn’t buy it because 1) it was way more than I wanted to spend right now. And 2) I don’t have time to work on it anytime soon.
Should I go back for it???
And then I happened upon this little beauty that reminds me of some pieces that my grandmother used to have in her home.
It’s so pretty right?
Looks so different from the other one I found above. Not sure where I’d put this one…maybe the front entry hall?
This piece needs a little makeover too. The wood is kind of damaged and I don’t love the fabric. But it would make a lovely addition to the front entry hall.
It’s really the perfect size.
Vintage Vanity for a Powder Room
But then we found this beautiful vintage vanity for a powder room.
And I wish we had room for it somewhere!
We want to renovate the powder room on the main floor but this piece is too large for the space.
Isn’t it beautiful?
We could find a home for it in one of the other upstairs bathrooms. But those spaces won’t get renovated for a while so not sure we should store it for that long.
What do you think?
Isn’t this one a beauty?
We have more desks and vanities than we need, but how pretty is it!
It’s in really good shape. And that top is leather.
If you bought this, would you refinish it or leave it as is?
China Cabinet and Hutch
You can always find really nice cabinets at this particular thrift store.
This one caught my eye because it has a rounded shape.
It’s a little large for where I could put it so I couldn’t buy it. But the storage is deep and I love the china cabinet display in the hutch.
It needed a serious makeover as the wood is badly damaged. But I think it would look so pretty stripped down and sealed with a clear coat.
I’m always looking for more table decor storage, so I love hunting for buffets.
They don’t seem to have as many as they do china cabinets.
This one caught my eye. It’s large and really deep so I could store a lot in it.
I’d want to put it in my front entry hall and there’s just no room for something this large.
While it has some pretty details, I didn’t love it enough to figure out where to put it.
Would you have bought it?
A Fun Surprise!
Well you don’t see this too often at the thrift store, but look who we found!
It’s Jack Skellington from the Nightmare before Christmas.
And it’s huge!!!!
Chris wanted it. He thinks we should put it on one of our trees.
I mean how fun would that be?
After we left he thought we should have gone back for it.
Think it’s still there???
Vintage Furniture and Home Decor Finds
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Let’s See What My Friends Found Thrifting This Month!
My good friends Kim and Jennifer also went thrifting this month to decorate their home and garden spaces.
Wait until you see what they found!
My good friend Kim from Shiplap and Shells shares her timeless style while decorating with vintage and antique decor in her pretty cottage by the sea.
In case you aren’t familiar with Kim, she has a lovely cottage garden in the Pacific Northwest with a greenhouse and a beautiful home that is sure to inspire.
She found some really pretty finds while she was out thrifting this month! Wait until you see!
My good friend Jennifer from Cottage on Bunker Hill shared 15 different ways to use thrift shop decor that are easy to find.
I can’t wait to see what she does with her finds this month!
Want to See More Thrift Store Finds?
I’ve been sharing lots of cool items I found for our new home and garden.
Come thrift with me!
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- How to Thrift Like a Boss for the Garden
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- How to Decorate on a Budget with Thrift Store Finds
- How to Plant a Fall Garden in a Flea Market Find
- Thrift Unique Decorating Ideas
- My Thrift Store Vintage Finds for the Garden
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