Come on in and I’ll show you how I chose to decorate my new home with all Thrifty Finds. Yes, decorating a whole house can be done without breaking the bank. My thrifty finds didn’t happen over night. It has been a collection over the years. If you know me or are familiar with my blog, you realize items come and go. I love to hunt and find pieces. Some stay with me for years and some pieces just come for a visit. Read on and see my Thrifty Decorated New Home.
- New Home
But first, let’s start with the porch. I snapped this photo as the the sun was starting to set so lighting wasn’t the greatest, however, you can get a glimpse of the how the porch is staged. If you take a look , the bistro table was picked up at a garage sale years ago and has stuck around. The lantern is a new piece this summr and I may just move it indoors this winter or it may go. I havn’t committed yet. Oh, and let’s not forget that cute little pooch, Leo, wondering what the heck I’m doing standing in the middle of the street. He too was a find. That find will definately be a keeper!!
Lets’ Step Inside
- Brand New Purchase Items
Before I had all my things moved to this house, I went out and bought a few brand new items. “GASP”, I know. But I wanted to show you that it was very sparingly how I chose to use new items in my new house. Even though I enjoy looking online and through catalogs, I know I can recreate a look I see for just a fraction of the cost by being at Thrifty buyer. What does that mean? That means I mostly shop online resale sights, garage sales, estate sales, thrift stores, church sales, friends houses and even the curb. It takes patience, time to look and browse, and the ability to see something beyond its original existence if need be. Decorating with thrifty finds will not happen overnight but I guess I love seeinghow it evolves from a bare, to a fantastic thrifty decorated home. Learn some of my secrets to Thrifty decorating here.
So are you ready to see the end result?
- Thrifty Decorated Living Room
Yes, it’s all thrifty finds expect for what I pointed out from above. The rug ended up not working and I returned it and went with what I already had. Tables, sofa and love seat, lamps, cabinet and all decor are craigslist, thrift store, or online resale finds. Some are new finds and some are finds that have been around with me for a while. However, it’s funny how the items look so different in a new space. It makes them look new all over again!
It’s been so much fun and rewarding creating this space of mine. Please stop back soon. I’ll have my dining room to reveal as well.
Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures saysJuly 4, 2017 at 4:30 am
I love your living room decor! It looks great! Leo absolutely stole my heart though. What a cutie pie! I’d like to feature your post today at Tuesdays with a Twist! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
thriftytonifty saysJuly 4, 2017 at 8:17 am
Marci, you are so sweet. Leo is a sweetie. Thank you for considering my post as a feature. What a surprise!! Thank you
Karren Haller saysJuly 2, 2017 at 8:48 am
I love the idea of not paying full price when you can find so many great things at thrift stores, Craigs list and the like. And I agree, using items from one place in the home, seems like they are all brand new in another room! Great Job!
Thank you for sharing on #Friday Features this week!
Have a great weekend, Happy 4th of July!!
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Karren Haller saysJuly 2, 2017 at 8:52 am
PS Did you know your Twitter does link to a profile?
Just thought you would want to know. 🙂
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thriftytonifty saysJuly 3, 2017 at 6:14 pm
Thank you Karren. Happy 4th to you as well
Nige saysJuly 2, 2017 at 7:56 am
Congrats on your new home it’s looking awesome Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please
thriftytonifty saysJuly 5, 2017 at 5:26 am
Thank you, Nige. I glad it’s all done with and now the fun decorating can happen
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Cherryl saysJuly 1, 2017 at 8:10 pm
You definitely have a knack for decorating! I love garage sales and thrift stores, and most of my decor is either handmade or second-hand. So I love seeing what other people do with it!
thriftytonifty saysJuly 3, 2017 at 6:13 pm
Cheryl, the hunt is so much fun or handmade can personalize a space and make it so homey. Yhanks for taking a look
Cecilia saysJuly 1, 2017 at 6:36 pm
You decorated your new home beautifully and we’re on the same page about doing it in a thrifty way! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!
thriftytonifty saysJuly 3, 2017 at 6:12 pm
Thank you , Cecillia. It was a fun way to decorate
Kate | The Organized Dream saysJuly 1, 2017 at 7:51 am
I love your room! It came out great! I really like that vintage horse on wheels. 🙂
thriftytonifty saysJuly 1, 2017 at 3:53 pm
Kate, thanks for taking a look. The horse was a Good Wiil find not long ago. I snatched him up right away!
Barbara saysJune 30, 2017 at 3:20 pm
Very nice. I don’t buy everything new either. It is more fun and I think much more interesting that way.
thriftytonifty saysJune 30, 2017 at 10:11 pm
I agree, Barbara Thanks for your comment
Roseann Hampton saysJune 30, 2017 at 11:18 am
It’s amazing what wonderful things you can find at thrift stores! You did a fabulous job! Thanks for sharing at Bloggers Pit Stop!
thriftytonifty saysJune 30, 2017 at 4:45 pm
You’re right Roseanne. There are a lot of treasures to be found. One just needs to take the time
Susie/So Happy In Town saysJune 30, 2017 at 10:37 am
Just love your taste and thriftiness! How do you do it? Living room looks fab #ThatFridayLinky
thriftytonifty saysJune 30, 2017 at 9:48 am
Thanks, Susie. Just knwo your style, shop often, and look past the ugliness of a piece and see its potential. Now go thrift!!
Michelle saysJune 29, 2017 at 3:35 pm
This is just so gorgeous! I love your sense of style! 🙂
Thank you so much for sharing this at the Farmhouse Friday link party! I’ve chosen it as one of the features for tomorrow’s party 🙂
thriftytonifty saysJune 29, 2017 at 9:28 pm
Michelle, you are too kind. I’m so thankful you enjoyed it so as to share and feature it. Thanks again!!
Kim~madeinaday saysJune 26, 2017 at 7:33 pm
What a great room and congrats on the move! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!
thriftytonifty saysJune 27, 2017 at 2:29 pm
Kim, I’m so glad glad you stop by to take a look. Thank you
Alli Smith saysJune 26, 2017 at 12:24 pm
I love your new home! It’s so pretty and I knew it would be awesome. You’re an awesome decorator and I can hardly wait to see your dining room reveal. So pretty!
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thriftytonifty saysJune 26, 2017 at 1:48 pm
Thanks Alli, I’m so glad the move is over with. The decorating part is the fun part
Carol ("Mimi") saysJune 26, 2017 at 11:21 am
Congratulations on your beautifully decorated new home. It’s lovely, and I hope you will enjoy living there for many years to come. Great job on your decor choices!
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thriftytonifty saysJune 26, 2017 at 1:47 pm
Mimi so kind of you to comment. I enjoyed the whole process
Kristen from The Road to Domestication saysJune 26, 2017 at 11:17 am
I never would have guess that you “thrifted” almost all of that! It looks straight out of a magazine! You are so talented!
thriftytonifty saysJune 26, 2017 at 1:45 pm
Yup, it’s thrifted! That’s for your kind words, Kristen
Shirley Wood saysJune 26, 2017 at 10:12 am
Congrats on your new home! It is beautiful and looks so cozy! I love a front porch!
I need you to come help me decorate my new home! You are so talented and I think it just comes natural to you.
I like the rug you already had too! It brings the room together so well. I am considering buying a pie safe to restore for our eat in kitchen area in the new home. Love yours and how you styled it too!
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thriftytonifty saysJune 26, 2017 at 1:51 pm
Shirley, your always so sweet with your kind words. It’s been fun to search and decorate thanks for looking
Chris saysJune 25, 2017 at 2:53 pm
Dave said you’re really talented! And you are! You really are a home decorator! Maybe you’d like to get paid for what you do!
thriftytonifty saysJune 25, 2017 at 3:26 pm
Aww Chrissy. Thanks for sharing with Dave and also for commenting. Um no..
I don’t want to get paid. That would take the fun out of it. Lol This will do 😉