house tour tuesday: home away from home

this weekend my family and i went to Cambria to visit my in-laws.

they recently (actually more like four years ago), built their dream house on the central coast and i thought it would be nice to do a tour for the blog.

and then i forgot my camera.

welp.

so….i thought it would be fun to take you on a little tour of my home away from home: the thrift store.

i love to thrift. to me it’s like going on a treasure hunt.

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you never know what you’re going to find.

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sometimes there are big things.

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and other times, there are just small items that catch my eye.

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but, the one thing i’ve noticed is that i most always find something that i could decorate my home with.

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sometimes there are vintage linens,

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and old chippy farmhouse finds (my favorite!).

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you might be saying to yourself, “what would i do with all of this stuff?”

well take this old dresser, for example, (which if you follow me on instagram, you know my latest obsession with dressers!) 😉

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and then pair it with this oversized mirror (btw, i would probably paint the molding of this mirror),

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and maybe some of these old milk glass pieces as catchalls:

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and you have an instant nightstand or entry table that has a huge impact.

or take this gilded frame:

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just pop out the center picture and replace it with some fabric and glass and then add some handles to the sides and you have a one-of-a-kind tray (thanks to my friend, Suzee, for that brilliant idea!).

need to decorate a little girl’s room?

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how about this old iron bed (for only $10!!! what a score),

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hang a vintage cross stitch over it,

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and add a crystal chandelier and you have quite the girly room!

it doesn’t take a lot of money to have a beautiful space. just some treasure hunting, maybe a little elbow grease, and some creative thinking.

hope this inspires you to do a little thrifting!

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