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April 08, 2015

Guest Post by Rene’ from The Domestic Lady

I get asked occasionally how I put my home together from so many thrift and consignment store finds.

My brain is weird number one and my style is eclectic so that helps, but I also put together vignettes in my head to help me a picture how something will look with the other items that I own.

And sometimes I go so far as to put stuff together in the store to see how I like it together so I can determine if the said item is really a good buy.

Because a $10 chair is a great deal but if you bring a $10 chair home and you can’t use it you wasted your money regardless of how good a deal it was.

And when you thrift or consignment shop you don’t have the luxury of going home to measure or really taking much time at all to decide because  when you come back the item is almost always is gone…

Because of the Goodwill vultures! Hang on to your treasures while you are in the store. Finders keepers!

So last week I quickly put together an arrangement with

canvas art $25,

gold book ends $5,

a bronze lamp $8,

yellow wing back chair $80,

and a turquoise ottoman $12.

PS. If you saw a red head putting room arrangements together in a Goodwill store last Friday that was me. I got lots of crazy stares.

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These bookends would probably get spray painted white if they came home with me.

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And I would buy a bright white drum lamp shade to replace the grody cream one.

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I love how this little reading nook came together in 15 minutes for under $150. That’s chic cheap!

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Rene’ is from Greenville, SC, where she blogs about decor and chic, thrifty living. She originally wrote this post on her own blog, The Domestic Lady, which you should definitely follow!

Enjoying the Good Life,

Kendra

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4 Comments

  1. That chair/ottoman combo is awesome!

    • goodwillsc

      I know! I love it!

  2. Thanks Kendra!

    • goodwillsc

      Of course! Thanks for sharing! I hope you bought that ottoman!