Check out my latest Goodwill finds.I have sanded both pieces and have painted them white. I know my youngest said I spray everything white or gray…what can I say??? I am going for the easy breezy look. I am going to use the first item in the family room for a magazine holder. The mirror I am going to use here. I am going to the house this weekend and I will show you how everything looks in the room.
I found this desk and chair set for $40 and thought it would look cute in the attic/loft area for the boys. I repainted it with a high gloss white paint and then decoupaged some maps to the top of the desk. After I painted the chair, I reupholstered the chair in the blue and beige stripe that I picked up at JoAnn Fabric. You can find the desk in one of my favorite rooms here.
This past weekend, I spent some time hanging out at our Island Home and I thought I would get some updated photos of the little office area I created. It is really no more than a corner in one of the bedrooms but my favorite thing about it is my $10 desk. I was going to sand it down and repaint it but that never happened. All it really needed was a good old fashion scrubbing. I like that it is kind of shabby chic which fits in with the Island vibe of the house. I love using my bargain finds to create unique spaces that our original to me. I feel like when I decorate with my thrifted finds I am creating a look that most people will not have because you usually can’t go out and find the exact pieces at a store.
Creating an Office Space with a Ten Dollar Thrift Shop Find
Everything in this space either came from a thrift store or was a clearance/sale item. My favorite piece hands down is the ten-dollar desk. It came from my favorite shop on the Eastern Shore. It is the perfect size and I like the little center drawer. I also have to say that I like the chair which came from Target many years ago. It makes for a nice and comfy office chair. I also like the old fashion bell on the desk. When the Gman was about 3 he was with me on a thrift shopping trip and he loved the shop bell at the register so they gave it to him. I miss those days when he came with me everywhere!
As I am sitting here looking at the photo, I am noticing that all my sea glass is missing from the glass lamp. The same person that stuck that bird statue on my desk probably took the sea glass. I am wondering how I missed all of that! I was probably just focused on my $10 desk.
The wall decor came from a thrift shop and the wooden box with the chalkboard top came from TJ Maxx. I like the driftwood look of it. It usually houses some of my books which are missing as well. Apparently, I am not very observant when I am taking photos!
I hope you have enjoyed my little office space at my home away from home.
Until Next Time,
I added some pictures under the glass and this is the chair that I showed you here.
Check out this cute idea. When we were in Maine last summer we stopped at several antique/junk shops. We found several old letters and numbers that I fell in love with and just had to have. So we thought it would be fun to put them on all the doors.
Check out my fabulous find! I found this little end table at Goodwill for $15.15. Yes, that’s right. My boys thought I was crazy when I decided that I just had to have this lovely piece. I wasn’t even sure where I was going to use it but for $15 I knew I would find the perfect spot. I think it turned out beautiful and the stereo equipment fits in it perfectly. We drilled a small hole in the back panel for the cords. After a quick sanding, I used Rust-Oleum primer and painters touch in semi-gloss white. So for $15.15 (the spray paint I already had on hand) I have a new end table/mini entertainment center. I will try to find a picture of the entire room so you can see how it turned out
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I dragged my boys with me today to drop some clothes off at Goodwill and of course I had to shop while I was there. I found this chair for $5 that’s right $5. I knew that it would look good with my new desk that I found and showed you here.
I used my hand sander to rough up this $5 find. I primed it with Rust-Oleum primer and painters touch in flat white. I finished it off with Ace premium light gray gloss. I think it will look great with my new/old desk!
This is an old china cabinet that my husband had even before my time. Anyway, years ago I painted it black and I liked it at the time but when we decided to take it to the Island Home I wanted everything to have a light and airy feeling. So I decided to try the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint that everyone is talking about. I used Old White and I think the cabinet looks so much better. I still need more practice with the chalk paint. I am just used to spray paint.
The pictures are not great but check out the drift wood on top of the cabinet. FREE! I am not completely done styling this part of the room but for now I am o.k. with it.
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Finally, I can show you the entryway into our home. It is really small but I think it looks adorable. Notice the home sign that I showed you in an earlier post. Also, you can see one of the milk jugs that I repainted. On the lower shelf of the hall table you can see the three canisters. They came from Goodwill. Love it! The sea glass inside the canisters…. free… except for the hard work rowing the kayaks out to our favorite place to get sea glass! I have to say it is one of my favorite things to do with the boys! I am always excited about what hidden treasures we might find! Next up I think I will show you the kitchen!
This is a piece of wood that washed up at high tide. I love the sun bleached grey colors. I think it is part of a bushel basket.
I went to Michaels and found the letters and thought they would be perfect. I spray painted them Gloss Classic Gray from Krylon which I also found at Michaels. I think this will look perfect hanging in the foyer next to my mirror. I will post more photos once all the painting and drywall repair work is done and I have had a chance to place everything back into each room.
Here is the the home sign in my foyer at the Island Home.
So for less than six dollars, I have a unique one of a kind sign for my home!
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