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Friday, May 2, 2014

Week in Thrifting and Latest Dresser Re-do

It's been a great week thrifting.  I always find something I can't live without.
I'm really into owls, so when I found this huge "family of owls" vintage wall art for $6.99, I snatched it up.  I'm not sure where to put it yet.  As for now it leans against my fireplace.

Because of how Anthropologie and Pottery Barn stage there photo shoots, I'm always on the lookout for that something special when staging dressers.  These vintage horses are it!
The raw wood piece is hand-carved, signed and dated 1951.  The colorful wood horse, found last week while shopping Goodwill on date night looks to be from the same era and is hand-painted.  Eye-candy for me!

I really liked this Made in England vintage tin, with it's cute folk art.  I found it at Goodwill for $1.99.
I like to use things like this for Eden's hair clips or Reef's Lego's.  

On dollar day, I found this cute faux Coco Chanel dress.  Mayer was certain the logo was DC, his favorite skateboarding brand.
 I must say, they look an awful lot alike. 

If this dress makes me a cool skater mom, DC it is!

My DC/Coco Chanel dress will be worn for project:USED at out next photo session.  I know a lot of you want to participate, so here's the thing.  When wearing a used dress, please hash tag #projectused when posting your photo on social media.  Also, you can link up to me on facebook under Laura Lofgreen, My Dear Trash and now, Project Used.  For updates on future on photo session, I will post them on my  blog and the project used facebook page .  Please follow project:USED on facebook and you can also follow me on instagram at lalalofgreen.  There's a lot of cool stuff coming up and I want as many people at our photo shoots as we can get.

And, last but not least, I also finished up another turquoise dresser (can't keep that color around for long) and I loved how it turned out.
When I found this XL piece at Deseret Industries, it was like reeling in a big fish.  
I don't find many 78 inchers.  

On a sad note, we've had a furniture death in the family.
Yes, this amazing armoire died on Thursday.
It was spectacular.

It only weighs about 200 pounds, so after the wedding (click here to read more about that) I left it on the patio until I could decide what to do with it.  We've had so many windy/blustery days here and wouldn't you know it, a gust of wind knocked it over.  It literally split and came apart.  Like Humpty Dumpty, I couldn't put it back together again.  I was just grateful no one was hurt because this thing was a beast.

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  1. Hi Laura, well that was a shame that you lost that beautiful piece of furniture. The turquoise piece is gorgeous. I have a similar piece in my boutique which I use for storage but now you have given me ideas to paint it and sell it. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

    1. Thanks for your kinds words, Chris. I'm heading over to your blog right away. Good luck on your piece. ;)

  2. Oh my, what a shame. That was such a gorgeous piece of furniture. I love what you do with these pieces. You always find such amazing stuff. I've yet to come across something so neat at our local thrifts. Maybe I just haven't been looking?!! LOL

  3. Margaret, your right. These gorgeous pieces, they are not easy to find but what a thrill to work on them. :)