As I mentioned in my last posts... (here and here)... I was adding up how much I have spent in furnishing my entire house... The total I have come up with is roughly around $350... That is a living room, kitchen, office and bedroom.
I am going to break down my living room... And I have to say this price does not include pillows.... Pillows were bought at full price! And I luff them!
Thrifting gives you the thrill of the hunt, the retail therapy all for a fraction of the price. It does come at a cost... You can't go to a thrift store to pick up a piece of furniture you want, because you will never know what is going to be there... You will often (and should) walk away empty handed... You have to look beyond what something looks like or is and imagine what it could be or used for... I'll start with my couch (for Salt Lake folks I have added thrift store names). This was a score from Thrift Town...
I love this couch, I love how the colors mimic a peacock, it is a solid cushion back and seat, a sleeper couch and the fabric is so durable. This beauty was $30.
My chinoiserie ginger jar lamps.... In a pair no less! Were $4 a piece... $8 total... Similar pair for sale here... This set is $250. The lamp shades were a $2 purchase again from Savers.
And my mirror! I just got this one last week. For $11. I brought it home and started working on a room for a client. I was looking up mirrors and happened upon this one! The exact same size and everything 42"! The price blew me away, $585! This mirror is really beautiful, and understated in the photos. I love it. Can you believe it.... Savers!
Grand total... $106... Not bad I say... At least while we are in the beginning phases of building our companies....