Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Recent Thrifty Finds

I enjoy shopping second hand stores and finding treasures I can use in my home.  In the past I have found so much and saved a lot of money.  Of course there are times when I walk in and find nothing, but on a recent trip I was genuinely surprised by the selection.

First up, I found this pineapple gold leaf lamp.  What immediately caught my attention was its unique appearance.  After doing a quick search online I found a similar lamp priced much higher than the $20 I paid.  The lamp online is brass, mine is not, therefore I have no problems painting over the finish.
   




While in the same store I found a pair of scotch glasses.  Although my husband and I do not drink scotch I thought they would be the perfect accessory for a bar cart.  Which leads me to my next purchase...

I finally found a bar cart for the family room (man cave)!  I've been searching high and low, up and down for one at a reasonable price.  The heavens parted and the angels sang when I found this baby on Craigslist for $30!  It was originally $40, but I talked the seller down since the wheels weren't intact. Of course I would have paid what he was asking, but it doesn't hurt to bargain! 

Other than the minor issue with the wheels, it's in perfect condition.


I considered painting it and posed the question on Instagram.  I received some great feedback but, in the end I decided to back away from the paintbrush! 


I do have plans for the mirrored top though and maybe a little rub n buff for the wheels.  I can't wait to share the finished cart once I'm through styling it up. 

Have you found anything while thrifting lately?

35 comments:

  1. There is nothing like a great find! It's addicting I tell you, I get such a rush when I find treasures. Can't wait to see your bar cart styled :)

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  2. Those glasses & lamp are so cute! Love the bar cart, a mirrored top will be a nice addition! I've been finding deals right and left...lol :) which makes me a happy happy girl.

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  3. Neat finds! I really love that bar cart. It's so cool!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. I appreciate it, Brandi! :)
    Tammy

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  4. You always find the nicest stuff! Love the bar cart and I am glad you are keeping the wood unpainted. Now I want a bar cart but for my back porch.

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  5. What great finds - but that lamp is absolutely over the top gorgeous!
    Lucky you :)
    XOX

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  6. Great finds Brandi,loving that lamp and the bar cart, drooling over that! I want one bad. You did good!

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  7. Love that cart and pineapple I found a great lamp at goodwill a few months ago best lamp I have had in a while too

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  8. The comment above this one (martez) Is from me didn't know the hubs was signed into my gmail lol
    www.saywhatuwanna.com

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  9. Great finds!! I love the bar cart! As soon as I saw those Scotch glasses I was thinking of what I would want to do with them.. silly me, I would buff off the S and C.. and replace then with an H.. so the glasses said the name HOTCH ~ ( from criminal minds.. lol)
    Have a great week.

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  10. Great finds Brandi! I love the lamp and the cart!
    The scotch glasses will look so neat on there too.

    Have a great day.
    Pam

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  11. BrandWhat great finds but that lamp is absolutely over the top gorgeous!
    Lucky you

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  12. I am loving that lamp!! Nice finds..always fun to find something good!

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  13. Love the bar cart Brandi! And of course Ive found some good stuff lately....Im writing up the post as we speak actually!

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  14. Loving the plans you have for the bar cart. Fabulous finds!

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  15. Love it! The husband and I just started doing the whole "thrift store" and "flea market thing" ... I love looking and finding original things that not every Tom, Dick and Harry is going to have in their house =)

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  16. Brandi, I love what you did with the pineapple and I can't wait to see how the cart turns out. Have I found any thing recently while thrifting? You betcha! Have a GREAT week!

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  17. Success!! Can't wait to see that awesome bar cart all styled up!

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  18. Love the bar cart and glasses. Great finds!

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  19. OLá,obrigada pela visita no blog ;)
    Estou te seguindo!XerOO

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  20. Love the bar cart Brandie, it was waiting for you since you bought the glasses:)

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  21. That lamp looks so expensive, Brandi...nice job.

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  22. Wonderful finds, Brandi - and so perfect for the 'man cave'! Glad you decided not to paint the bar cart - love the natural wood. Can't wait to see how it looks in the room! Hugs, xoxo

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  23. Those are some great finds. I like that lamp. It is so fun to find a great deal.

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  24. Hi Brandi,

    Are you kidding me? Are your finds from the thrift store? I am DROOOOOOLING with the pineapple lamp and the cart. Holy Molly!!!

    Give it to me Babe §:-)

    Happy Thursday, girl.

    Greetings from D´BoX,
    /CC girl

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  25. liking the finds and loving the bar cart! :-) so lovely!

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  26. Great deals!!! The lamp really looks good! I LOVE the little scotch glasses!!! They remind of the Rat Pack days!!! Not that I was alive back then! ;-) GREAT buy on the bar!!! That is really cool! I look forward to seeing the rebirth!

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  27. great finds!!!! love the lamp most im really impressed by this. I never find such great stuff I guess its all about luck. thanks for sharing this! also thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving your lovely comment. I am now following you and looking forward to your future posts hope you will stop by again soon! have a great weekend hun! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  28. I LOVE that pineapple lamp. So awesome! I'd love if you'd link up to my "Go Get Your Garage Sale On" Linky Party!

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  29. Aww, thank you for stopping by. GAH, you are another crafty one, another one I have to bow down to and try to emulate. OMG...and you take stunning photos...the pressure,
    Ill be back lots.

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  30. You seem to always find the best stuff. Love it all! Have a great Memorial weekend!

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  31. Que Deus abençoe seu final de semana
    cobrindo de paz e luz sua caminhada nesse Mundo.
    Tenho orado por todos sem sessar ,
    pois sei e entendo quando precisamos nos afastar .
    O tempo fora da nossa telinha envolve pessoas do cotidiano assim como na vida virtual.
    Hoje estou tentando voltar com meu anjo de infinita luz divina.
    Ofereço qualquer imagem desse lindo anjo da minha postagem.
    Um abraço com infinito carinho e ternura.
    Feliz e abençoado Domingo.
    Beijos..Evanir.

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  32. Would love for you to share this at my link up where we pin all those you join to our party board
    http://myfashionforwardblog.com/2013/05/30/all-things-pretty-10/

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  33. Holy cow, I could swear I commented on this one Brandi, but I don't see it. Sorry about that, I must have gotten distracted and not finished. :( I love your finds, especially the pineapple lamp. I can't wait to see the finished bar cart when you're done with it!

    Debbie

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