Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Great finds...and nowhere to put 'em!

Once in a while, when I'm scouring my local thrift shops, I find something that speaks to me and I fall madly in love.  I buy it of course, especially if it's a great deal because that's all part of the fun, but here's the problem...when you live in bungalow, you lack serious space, so I never have anywhere to put this great stuff!  Here's some of my latest finds that I have lovingly tucked away in our un-finished upstairs for future use.  At least I hope for future use:/
By the way...I have a future "master bedroom vision" for my upstairs that does not include stored goodies of past findings and it looks (in my head) something like the color palette and feel of this...

Suzannes Bedroom Makeover Win  bedroom

With this color vision always in the back of my mind, I stumbled upon this lovely soft gray grasscloth wallpaper at the Habitat Re-store (one of my hot spots.  I snatched that up quick!  Not sure how much it will cover, I need to measure it. It's so very "coastal glam" (a term I've coined.haha..) that would be so serene in a master bedroom.

$1.50 per roll,  Thick, heavy, real, actual, grasscloth:)  I'm in love...now...as to where it will hang...hmmm...no clue.  But here is a similar bedroom palette with grasscloth walls so you have a visual of the texture.  Fab!

Minnesota Private Residence traditional bedroom

I also found this cool bamboo folding chair at the Goodwill for $12.00 a while back.  I winced a bit at the price because it could use a little stain touch up and I wouldn't exactly say it's the sturdiest chair I own.  It has a hair of a wobble.  But, a little tlc and tightening and it'll be so great.  And where will it go you ask???  Ummmm...not sure, but I'm thrilled to see Ballard Designs carries these chairs for a pretty penny so I think I scored here!
Ballard for $109

Yay! $12

Lastly, the Goodwill scouring has provided me with a super retro hanging globe light for $5.00.  This is the find that I absolutely have no clue if I will ever use, but I love a little piece of nostalgia and it was in great condition so hey, why not!  Price-wise I felt a score and since I saw this website had an identical one for $52.00.  Yay again!


c-bliss said...

Ouch! I just kicked myself for not getting that chair.
Another great post Jess :)

Jenna said...

Thanks for stopping by Homeslice today- I'm totally jealous about that grasscloth, it's beautiful!


L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

Great finds! I can't wait to see what you do with the grasscloth.

Jessica Schweitzer said...

Thanks Jenna! When I spotted it, it was one of those "clouds open/sun shines" moments. Haha. I love those great finds too. Thanks for reading!

Jessica Schweitzer said...

Thank You! Actually, I have no clue where I will put it, but I will definately post it when I do. Thanks for reading!

Leigh Young said...

Cool stuff! I want to go shopping with you.

Jess said...

Leigh! Let's go shopping!