In the past week, I’ve shared a lot of recent estate sale or thrift store purchases. The rug. The lamps. The end tables. I intentionally didn’t show you their new homes because I wanted the effect of the whole reveal. I also knew I needed to go buy some accessories that I wouldn’t want to buy in thrift stores, like pillows. (I am kind of squeamish about thrift store fabrics, as I have mentioned. Just think it’s harder to get the cooties out of there.) So I made a trip to Tar-jay to see what they had to pull it all together. I came home with two lampshades ($19.99 each), two turquoise vases ($25 each) and three pillows (on sale for $13.99 each). I probably could have found the vases at a thrift store for way less, but they were right there and just jumped into my cart. This seems to happen a lot at Target.
So other than the items above and Taylor the sofa, everything in the living room has been bought at an estate sale or thrift store.
Side table between the side chairs: $19
Sofa end tables: $20 each
Lamps: $20 for the pair (plus $1.45 for the other)
And just to remind you what things used to look like when we first moved in:
To the middle stage:
From the other direction:
And, of course, gratuitous photos of Molly the Beagle…a Snoopy-inspired very mid-century breed.
I love the whole thing and am super proud of how we have gone about it, buying things that weren’t new and things that we really loved. The room has a sense of history and authenticity and is probably, for me anyway, the most peaceful room in the house. In fact, I am sitting on Taylor writing this post right now. (I would like a coffee table but it works without one for now until the right thing comes along.)
I have one thing I am not sure about. That’s the Parvez taj piece over the sofa. I love this piece of art. Love it. Love it because I love Parvez Taj and love it because I won a $500 piece of art in a contest from Grassrootsmodern! I would also love your thoughts and opinions on the piece and whether or not it works. Just not 100% convinced.