I love a good thrift store find. A garage sale treasure. An upcycled project. An inherited piece. All mixed together. And I’ve always added these types of items throughout my entire home and love decorating with them. Money was sparse and tight when I grew up but my love for aesthetics and design pushed me into up cycling and creating many things myself. Today it’s still such a big part of me and I’m constantly thinking of new up cycling projects to create.
The other day I looked through my photo bank and found a couple of photos from my old bachelorette apartment. That apartment is really the incarnation of living with thrifted, inherited and up cycled pieces so I thought I would some of them with you. I hope you will feel inspired!
ABOVE PICTURE: FRAME thrifted and painted white to make the pink poster pop out – POSTER is bought from the über cool ladies over at www.codepinkalert.org – TABLE is inherited from my grandmother – PLANT is grown from a cutting from a dear friend and the PLANTER is bought cheaply at the grocery store. I really like this planter because it is a mix of being round and square at the same time giving it and urban but soft feel.
PHONES are thrifted from ebay – ANGLE candle stick holder, ELEPHANT piggy bank & COCKTAIL SHAKER are inherited. I’ve grouped these things together because of their different height, difference in materials and time but also similar in color.
I love mentioning the DINING TABLE and CHAIRS because they were all found in the trash! Can’t understand people would throw out such functional things. The TEAK CHAIRS were reupholstered with white leather, the other chair was painted white and so was the table.
RECORD PLAYER was inherited and the GUITAR gifted by a friend.
ALL inherited by my grandmother and father.
ART by Peter Missing on a steel plate – LADY in white gifted by my mother.
LAMP thrifted and painted white – PLANT grown from a cutting – BOXES thrifted
PICTURE inherited. My friends and family are really divided in opinion about this picture. Either they love it or think it’s dark and depressing.
PICTURES from vogue’s Full Moon Story printed from the net and hung in my bedroom over the sweetest pink couch.