Tag Archives: thrift store

A Mirror Restored

When I spied this bevelled mirror in the op shop for $4.99 I knew I couldn’t pass it up. A couple of hours with some paint stripper and a sander revealed a gorgeous oak frame. It had been stained darker, … Continue reading

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A love of Afghans 

It’s no secret that I have an addictive personality, and you may have noticed that one of my obsessions is crocheted or knitted afghans. I can’t crochet or knit, something I lament regularly. Despite every crocheter telling me how ridiculously … Continue reading

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Embroidered Tablecloths and Vintage Glassware 

Naturally when I bought that little wall cupboard I didn’t walk out of the op shop with just that!!! I found all sorts of other pretty bits and pieces, including these gorgeous vintage glasses, which will be perfect for the … Continue reading

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Wall Cupboard Makeover 

I always find it hard to walk past a forlorn, unwanted piece of furniture in the op shop. I’d been thinking of putting a shelf up above my bed for a while when I came across this obviously home made … Continue reading

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October Bed Post (just!)

As I was washing the sheets this week I realised I hadn’t shared an October bed post. So here it is, lots of reds this time, using one of my recently obtained op shop throws.  Unfortunately the cats love these … Continue reading

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Latest Op Shop Finds

Another lucky op shopping trip brought these gorgeous brass vases into my life.  They’ll need a few more goes with the Brasso to really polish them up, and unfortunately the little one won’t hold water, but my collection is growing … Continue reading

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Another op shop excursion 

   Yeah, it’s officially an addiction. I’m addicted to op shopping (thrifting) but honestly, who could resist this stunning granny square crochet rug for $6? There’s weeks, months of hard work and love gone into it! It’s so gorgeous!!! And … Continue reading

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