I've read a few other blogs who have had Thrifty Thursday posts. Of course, now that I'm trying to find them, I can't. So please trust me when I tell you that this is an actual phenomenon for us thriftstore types.
Now, to start at the beginning - back during the same thrift store scavenge where I bought the blue desk and my glorious 1936 sewing machine, I also bought an ottoman. It was this colour (please apply protective eyewear now).
Ahhhhhhhhhh! I know. It's - very - bright - orange (although maybe I'm playing up the colour a bit in this photograph). I bet you're thinking to yourself "Why, oh why, would anybody buy any piece of furniture in that colour?"
Well, honestly, it was the shape of it that grabbed me. The price was pretty darned good, too. So I looked past the hideousness of bright orange velour (that's right, I said velour!) and home it came with the rest of the thrifty finds.
Thankfully, with a little sewing magic from my Mom, it now looks like this:
See how lovely it is? (Imagine Vanna hands all up and down and around.) Great square shape, simple lines, very versatile. Now so pretty with new fabric.
Here you can see it complete with decorative cushion against the pretty green wall.
Unfortunately for your eyes, you can also see the matching orange chair just to the right. That is the next piece of furniture slated for a facelift, and the sooner, the better for my retinas!
Happy Thursday thrifting, Travellers, M
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