Hey you guys! How has your week been? Mine has been pretty low-key, for the first time in a while, and I’ve really been enjoying the lull.
Plus, this past weekend involved one of my favorite thrift scores ever – something I’ve had on my “thrifting white whale” list for quite some time…
I’ve had my heart set on an emerald green velvet sofa for years, but have had exactly zero luck getting my hands on one that was remotely within my price range. It’s just not one of those things that pops up on Craigslist all the time, you know? For several months last year I combed through sofas on Craigslist daily and found only two sofas that semi-fit the bill, both well outside of what I was hoping to spend, especially for something that wasn’t everything I had hoped and dreamed.
So imagine my surprise when, on Valentine’s Day, I walked into a thrift store I hadn’t visited in at least six months and spotted this sofa. I practically leaped over a row of side tables and chairs to reach it and threw myself across the seat (literally) to a) test out its comfy-ness and b) prevent anyone else from walking away with it (Brynne’s thrifting logic). I did a quick check for holes, tears, smells and broken zippers before dialing Bryan on the phone to ask/inform him about my dream sofa find and convince him of its worthiness/absolute necessity.
Isn’t she elegant? I just love those deep rolled arms and the long single seat cushion! And you guys, this sofa is ridiculously comfortable, which is something that’s been terribly lacking in my last few sofa acquisitions.
Now. Let’s not talk about what this means for my living room or my current sofa, the tufted leather one (that still needs legs)… Let’s just enjoy the silky smooth green velvet. And visualize some new turned legs and some funky throw pillows. Mkay?
So you might have noticed, I’m trying out a new format for #thriftscorethursday – jumping right into the party up front and saving the business for the end of the post!
Are you read for this week’s features?
Alexia & Tracey from 2 Sisters 2 Houses (Instagram: 2sisters2houses) shared this awesome gold federal eagle mirror score! I’ve been pining over a similar one on my local Craigslist recently (I’m cheap and don’t want to pay anywhere near what they’re asking), so of course I’m in love with their find!
Stephanie (Instagram: lepetitmoose) has the coolest story behind her thrift score! Apparently this is an original, signed photograph taken in Vietnam by artist Julia Fullerton-Batten, whose work is now part of the National Portrait Gallery in London’s collection!
Last week, Shavonda from SG Style (Instagram: sgardnerstyle) was live-‘gramming all the fab thrift scores she was running across out and about (follow her for all sorts of incredible style posts!) and this is what she came home with. I’m just loving this whole vignette and the way all her finds play together so well!
I had to include these two updates – check out the way that copper kettle polished up and the use she found for that gorgeous indigo textile! I love seeing thrift finds in their new homes/purposes!
Are you ready to join in on the #thriftscorethursday fun? I’d love to see the fruits of your thrifting labors!
Simply share a picture of any recent thrifty find on Twitter or Instagram using #thriftscorethursday!
– You can share any thrifty finds with us – whether they hail from a thrift store, Craigslist, estate sale, garage sale, side of the road, or apartment dumpster! The fun, the funny, the awesome, the odd – this hashtag party is open to all!
– Feel free to use #thriftscorethursday any day of the week! We’ll be keeping up with the hashtag all week long to find our favorites for the following Thursday.
– Each week, Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Cassie from Primitive and Proper, Corinna from For My Love Of and I will pick a favorite thrift score or two to feature! So please note that by linking up with#thriftscorethursday, you are giving us permission to share your finds via social media or on our blogs.
So what’s new with you? What have you found recently? (And what do you think of the new sofa???!)
Be sure to check out the finds and features from Trisha, Cassie, Corinna & Amber!
Julia Konya says
Love your couch so much! The color is awesome. I can just imagine what pillows look great on it.
Thanks Julia! I can't wait to get her all styled up!
Kristen @ Pursuing Vintage says
Wow! Happy Valentine's Day TO YOU! Awesome score! It looks perfect in your home!
Thank you Kristen!
Cassie @ Primitive & Proper says
i like the new format! i may try it, too! and the sofa! dreams really do come true!
Yes, long after you've given up on them! I'm not complaining though 🙂
Cassie @ Primitive & Proper says
oh and ps- we are back to featuring the same things…. we have great taste. 😉
Trisha D says
I was really hoping you'd show the panned out version and you didn't disappoint. That thing is such a beauty! Admittedly, not just for the color but that whole one-cushion thing probably makes life so much easier! Great find my friend!
P.S. love your thrifting method. I didn't hear any sprinting to the cashier though…
Oh, you'd better believe sprinting was involved! 🙂
Jamie Longson says
oh my goodness I am in LOVE with that sofa!
Me too, so much! 🙂
stephanie, sandpaper & glue says
oh that couch is awesome— love ittttt!
I'm just going to sit here all day and gaze admiringly at your sofa. Don't mind me 😉
I don't mind, I'm doing the same 😉
Corinna | For My Love Of says
So glad you found your dream sofa! We had one pop up a few months ago but it was an L shape, very curved and 80's.
Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG says
great find!!! LOVE the color!
Thank you Cheryl!
Shavonda Gardner says
O good grief woman. I cant even with that couch. Its just amazing and I love it. And I love you for sharing my finds too. Thank you so much for sharing. I don't always have the best luck but when I do, its usually good. Loved all this weeks features!!
You had some pretty fantastic luck this time! And I really do love seeing thrift finds in use! Love your style!
Layne @ The Room Journal says
That sofa! I love that single cushion and the color! Amazing find. 🙂
Thank you Layne! It's my one-true sofa love (for now…) 😉
Mekenzie @ interiorsbykenz.com says
The color and texture of that sofa is delicious! I could just eat it up. Really, it should be "thrift JACKPOT thursday" with that find!
Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking says
What an awesome find!!
Amber Wills says
Love the color!! The velvet is awesome!!
Kimberly Duran says
That sofa is just YES. Oh my god. Amazing!! xxx
Curuious to know how you cleaned it?
Love thrift stores but a little leary of bugs in furniture .
I gave the sofa a good smell test first of all, then pulled up all the cushions and looked for evidence of bugs while at the thrift store. I was pretty satisfied it was bug-free and just gave it a detailed vacuum once I got it home, but you’re right – it’s sooooo important to be careful not to bring home any unwelcome guests with secondhand furniture!
Thankfully I haven’t had to deal with that, but I do keep a sharp eye out for signs!