Thrill of the Hunt #60: How To Turn Your Thrift Store Finds Into Stunning Decor

October 23, 2017

Thrill of the Hunt thrifted goods decor

Welcome to Thrill of the Hunt #60! I know it's been a few weeks since I shared a Thrill of the Hunt post with you but I'm back! Today's post, however, is a little bit different than my usual cataloging of recent thrift store finds. I thought it would be fun to show you a corner of my dining room and point out what was thrifted, its cost, and where I got it. I originally unveiled this part of the room in my dining room mini-reveal post a few weeks ago.   


Thrill of the Hunt thrifted goods decor

So let's get started!


My Thrifted Dining Room Vignette


1.  Green glass bottle with raffia-covered neck.

2.  Chunky, chippy-shabby thrift store lamp base.

3.  Well-worn ornate vintage side table.

4.   Vintage wicker suitcase/picnic basket with carrying handle, brass accents and leather closures.



green carboy thrifted bottle raffia

So here's that green glass bottle with raffia-covered neck. I've been looking at carboys and demijohns for a long time now. But it was only recently that I stumbled upon this lovely bottle in my basement and realized that I already had one! Thrilled is not the word.

thrifted chunky white lamp base

And here we have the lamp base that I LOVE.

thrifted chunky white lamp base

While some people might see imperfection, I see true beauty. White paint with chips in it! What's not to like?

Intricate carvings on a thrifted vintage side table

And here's a close up of the intricate detail on my vintage thrift store table. When I got it it was yellow ( I know) but I've since scraped it down in an attempt to get rid of the color.

ornate vintage side table thrifted

Here it is in all its yellow glory. While I liked the gold accents, the yellow had to go. Unfortunately, I had a heck of a time trying to remove it. Eventually I gave up. 

Intricate carvings on a thrifted vintage side table

Which left me with this. But I'm okay with it. Perfectly imperfect.

vintage thrifted wicker suitcase picnic basket leather strap brass closure

Here's the vintage wicker suitcase/picnic basket with leather and brass closures. This thing has moved around my house from room to room as I've found new uses for it. It's a great display piece but it's also great for storage! It's sitting inside a vintage-inspired wooden tray that looks like it's made of yardsticks. 

Thrill of the Hunt bittersweet in carboy

I was so glad that I remembered to check the yard for bittersweet when I did. The bush is far enough away from the house that if I don't go looking for it I might miss it. The large green bottle made the perfect vase!

Thrill of the Hunt thrifted goods decor

Here's the bottle sitting atop another vintage-inspired wooden tray (larger this time) that also looks like its made of yard sticks. It's pretty much a deja vu: twin (larger) tray and twin (larger) vintage wicker suitcase/picnic basket.  Again, even this larger basket was thrifted!

Thrill of the Hunt thrifted goods decor

All three sit as a side table "tower" in the living room.

Thrill of the Hunt thrifted goods New York Biscuit Company crate decor

They are sitting on a very vintage wooden crate that my husband brought to our marriage 22 years ago. I looked up the New York Biscuit Company and found out it was the precursor to Nabisco. I'm not 100% sure but I think the crate is from somewhere around the late 1800's - early 1900's.
 
Thrill of the Hunt thrifted goods decor wicker suitcase New York Biscuit Company crate

Here's a side view of the towering side table. The basket, like its counterpart, works great at being both decor and storage! I love the faded typography on the ends of the crate and the worn-off label from the side. While the tower probably looks precarious in the photos, it's actually quite sturdy.

So, what did all this thrifted goodness cost me?

Thrill of the Hunt thrifted goods decor


My Thrifted Dining Room Vignette

1.  Green glass bottle with raffia-covered neck. $1.99.

2.  Chunky, chippy-shabby thrift store lamp base. $2.99.

3.  Well-worn ornate vintage side table. $8.50.

4.   Vintage wicker suitcase/picnic basket with carrying handle, brass accents and leather closures. $3.99

Total: $17.47. That's including the table, people.

Thrill of the Hunt grateful printable autumn leaves white frame

OH! And don't forget to snag the "Grateful" printable here! 

#FREE!

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VintageSouthernPicks said...

I love your little vignette Kathleen! That's my kind of decor! I have one of those baskets & I used to have a lamp base like yours that I loved, but it fell over & got broken along the way. Love the glass vase too. Pretty flowers. LOVE that table! Surprised that was only $8.50. You scored!

My thrift store addiction said...

Beautiful, Kathleen! I really love that vintage crate ;)

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Lovely, Kathleen! Thrift stores are the way to go for so many things!

Kathy said...

Thank you so much for showing us that interesting decor doesn't have to be really expensive. If you put "real" prices on those things purchased new or @ an antique/collectables shop or auction (never mind $22 for a spray of bittersweet!), the total would be some different! I love the grateful picture!

handmade by amalia said...

So many clever ideas, Kathleen, can't even pick a favorite.
Amalia
xo

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