If i see a vintage item at a thrift store and it inspires me, I snag that baby right up! Even if I don’t have a specific spot in mind for it I still purchase it because I will incorporate it at some point. It gives a little slice of your personality to all who see it and it feels more personal for you when you see it on a daily basis. For example, most of the items seen in the picture were thrifted at some point and I had no idea what I really wanted them for but I knew I liked them! I may or may not be encouraging hoarding?! It’s funny because I’m a purger. Like crazy bad purger with clothes and such but at the same time I love to collect little tidbits of decor here and there and stuff it in the basement until I find a rhyme or reason for it. These thrifted finds found a permanent home here in my entry.
The ottoman seen in the picture was a whoppin’ $5, I added the ottoman legs for another $10 and the antique-y shelf was a $25 find. This is why I love thrifting! You find stuff a little more unique and yet true to your personality and for crazy affordable!
Also using hand-me-down or inherited items that have meaning into your space are a great way to bring in nostalgia. This wood piece was actually used for stamps and was given to us from a family member that passed.
I wanted a unique take on a coat rack and decided to bring in an industrial element with the pipes. I’m truly obsessed with the simplicity and uniqueness of it!
All in all I’m pleased with the vintage-eclectic vibe it has and the convenience of having the shoes handy for the kids to snag them up when it’s time to rush out the door.
Anyways, short and sweet post with an overkill of pics. My kind of post.
Have a wonderful weekend!