Jo isn’t the only one that can’t say no to a good bargain. I just bought my fifth couch in about 6 years. Crazy, I know. But I saw this one yesterday at an antique market and couldn’t stop thinking about. I went back this afternoon, and about an hour later, it was delivered to my door. It is SO much more comfortable than the last couch, and much cuter. The colour is not my favourite, but I’ll have to make it work. I’ll get some pillows made (mom??) in some great colours/patterns and liven it up. (See here for details).
I also got this table to house my TV and components, and got to put my coffee table back where it belongs. The table was from an antique store and was originally $285 marked down to $95. It could be a bit longer, but I had too much criteria to find the perfect table. Now I have to get the room figured out so I can find a colour to paint it. Another day, another score.
My name is Jo and I am a thrift store addict. I’m sure I’ve said that before but I now need to form Thrifters’ Anonymous. It’s an addiction. Help! So what did I buy this week?
Then it was off to Phillip’s thrift store. He has the “good stuff”. I now have embraced the Victoria Rule (first described by flea market addict Victoria of sfgirlbybay). One piece in one piece out. That’s how I could justify buying this desk, chair and mirror. A coat of fuchsia or orange paint and they’ll be my snail mail desk in the office. I’ll be selling this one if I stick to the rules.
I didn’t buy these. Well I didn’t need a single headboard and yet another bedside table. The Manhattan skyline was tempting but I haven’t even hung my other artwork after painting my apartment. The kitchen print was cute but dirty and way too big for the only small wall space in my kitchen. I’ll draw a smaller and brighter interpretation for beside the window.
WINKS – weekend links. Here we list what has come in during the week, things we’ve found and things we think you’ll want to see. If you’d like to see your blog or website featured email us and if we think it fits with our readers we’ll link you. So what’s in this week?
It seems Denmark is the white wall capital of the world. Is it because everyone rents there so no one is allowed to paint? I am not a huge fan of white walls….until I look at photos such as these from the site Bolig Magasinet, and then I want to strip and paint my hardwood floors and all the walls white.