Thursday, January 3, 2013

MOD/RETRO LIVING ROOM...thursday's thrift

Hi darlings, this is my newly decorated mostly thrifted living room.  Kathy, my close friend and follower of this blog, along with her cousin Diane, came over after we spent the day thrifting last week.  They were dropping in to look at my couch that I offered to Kathy.  We needed Diane to help us make a decision about the couch aanndd then this happened.  Within 2 hours they moved my big floral couch into the garage, brought this piece of a sectional (now my couch) up from the basement and decorated my living room using the pieces that I had been finding at the thrift stores for weeks.  I love it!  Not your taste?  That's ok, it wasn't mine a year ago when we packed up our entire house to renovate the kitchen and then packed up more when the hardwood floors were installed.  My style has really changed, mostly influenced by thrifting for vintage pieces and reading blogs, yes people, thank you!! 

It's spacious, comfortable, cat/pet friendly and easy to clean and keep clean.  Def. a plus for me with 5 pets.  Double plus with it being mostly thrifted, gifted or repurposed.



Opposite this room as you can see in the mirror, is my former breakfast nook which has more seating kinda like an extended living room. I may try to blend these rooms a bit more by incorporating a few mid century pieces into it.

Remind me to clean that mirror that I took out of storage.
 
Mid century leaf dish/thrifted $4.99.  This dish cost me more than the table it's on which was only $3.99 goodwill.  Crazy!

Marshall's lamp $15.00 on clearance and the rest thrifted for under $15.00 dollars.

All thrifted or gifted with the exception of the sectional, rug (ikea) and pillows (Tuesday Morning and Kohl's)  Just realized that I should move that one table over a little and cords...what to do with cords?  I also wanted this wall to have a wall gallery but for now I am leaving it the way it is until I decide what I want to hang.


Chair in mint condition from late 70's early 80's, $20.00 goodwill.  Gold, crushed velvet, can't go wrong with a granny chair that rocks tooTimothy kitty loves this chair and I love him but you know that.  right?

Table $1.50 at goodwill, lamp $5.00, vintage radio $2.99.

Vintage paint by number $4.95...thrifted.

Thrifted candle sticks from Kathy...thank you!!!  She had recently found them and gifted me!!

Credenza $20.00 bucks from goodwill which is a steal.  Go online and try to find one of these cheaper, it's nearly impossible.  Thanks for viewing my new space.  I am adding a couple of cuckoo clocks to the one wall by the door and a mid century shelf that I found recently.  Thank you Kathy and Diane for helping make my house a home again.  xoxoxo  Linking this to Sandra's blog for Thrifty Thursday, here.

20 comments:

Danavee said...

That credenza is outstanding! And I love BOTH of your mirrors. Looks great!!!!

Joni said...

I love it!! Great job on everyone's part. Especially the smart thrifting. Fun seeing into your space like this. ;)

LarasVintage said...

Wow i love everything on here!!

silvergirl said...

This look is very cool and retro
Looks great and to think that it mostly thrifted what a bargain
Brett

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

i am loving it dawn. you ladies did a great job! it looks fabulous :D
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Olga Rani said...

Looks very cozy for me! Like the mirrors and the furry rug. So, you have 5 pets in the house? Same as me - I have 5 cats :)

Marium said...

found you through thrifty thursday...LOVE this room, everything is fantastic! I'm your newest follower - looking forward to reading more!

pastcaring said...

I love the room, Dawn, it looks beautiful. All your pieces are great and work so well together. That sideboard is fabulous (is that what you call a credenza? Oh this common language of ours!) Well done to you and your friends for doing such a great makeover using your existing things. xxx

Ms. Dainty Doll said...

Your room looks marvellous doll, it's even greater that you thrifted a lot of what's in there too..so cool!! I love the mirror, gorgeous. And all the little bits here and there, so spacious and inviting. I'm really happy you have your livingroom back and you enjoy it, that is the main thing!! Have a wonderful weekend flower!! xox

tammy Silverstyle said...

Well I say damn good job! The sectional piece looks great and I love the accessories. I am a vintage junkie too and have many pieces incorporated into my home.
I hope you guys have a great new year! Talk to you soon!

two birds said...

i love it...of course i do! i love the vignette on the credenza! you gals did a fabulous job!!

chrissy said...

what an absolutely outstanding post! beautiful space filled with personality and real-life purpose. looooove it!

Kat asecondglance said...

Dawn, you and your friends did a standout job with the living room reorganization. The pieces are each so unique and different, yet they work really well together. I'm not a good thrifter of household items but I'm hoping to improve, especially once we own a home someday. In the meantime, I appreciate the inspiration!

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

The dish cost more than the table hahah only when thrifting!!! You and your friends have a great eye for design, I love the space it is so unique and funky! The couch is beautiful and those floors are phenomenal! I love the shag, I have a big one in my living room that is cream but it is so dirty week!

Teddi said...

dawn, it suits your style so well! i bet you are overjoyed. :)

The Funky Junkie said...

Your living room is absolutely fantastic! It's exactly what I have in my mind for my own one day--almost everything thrifted and NOT looking like a grandma's house haha. I love how you mixed in some modern pieces too. Absolutely perfect!

Kari said...

Well I personally think your living room is outstanding! I love the clean simple lines. I need more of THAT in my life!!

Kezzie said...

This is an absolutely wonderful space Dawn- you have done an excellent job! I am excited at the prospect of cuckoo clocks! Wow! How long did it take you to finish it?

bestie said...

happy 2013, dawn! i love your new space. you're inspiring me to do a little rearranging over here. if only i could take your eyes thrifting with me :)

Chandra said...

And I thought you were just the queen of finding great thrifted threads, but now I see you have a knack for finding great furniture pieces too! Love the modern/vintage vibe:)

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