Today, I'm sharing a recent thrifty find. It's from Goodwill and I love love LOVE it. I've shared some family room updates. We've talked about this room's paint, the photo gallery, thrifty finds and some of the artwork and furniture. I was pretty pleased with most of the family room; it's coming along nicely. I felt, however, like one area was missing something.
Can you see that wall area on the other side of the fireplace in the photo above? It just seemed like a blank canvas... Don't get me wrong, I love a blank wall and use intentional decor on my walls but this space felt like it was waiting on SOMETHING. I thought of creating a large scrabble board using canvases and wooden letters to connect words like family, love, fun, etc. After careful consideration, I decided it might distract from the feature wall of photos.
You know I love that photo wall, Islanders. It's pretty epic in my book. I wanted to incorporate a large piece made of wood. Truthfully, I think I was motivated by how fabulously the woven tray worked in the seaside guest room.
I tried to find a large piece in a few of my favorite places.
I saw a few pieces at Target I loved. They were priced no less than $40. Again, I loved them but, with our decision to put home decor purchases on pause, I knew they weren't an option for my budget. Then, on a trip to Goodwill -- I know, I know. What was I doing in Goodwill in a 'no shopping' time? Don't judge me. You know I love a good deal, Islanders. I'm a recovering deal-a-holic or something. I don't know. Wait, do I sense judgment in this is judgment-free zone? *rolls eyes*
Anyhoo, I went to Goodwill and I don't feel bad about it. As a matter of fact, it's a good thing I did; I saw something that would meet my wall decor needs and fit my budget.
$4.99?! I had to buy it. It was wood, it was huge and it was so cheap! I hurried home and hung it in the space. It fit perfectly.
It's very large.
I love that it sits off the wall so the shadow gives an illusion that increases its size.
I also love that it's a blend of both light and dark wood so it can work in multiple spaces... Oh, you don't believe me? Here's a pic I snapped in the basement:
Islanders, I got TWO for $4.99! They are about 3 feet in diameter and would DEFINITELY cost 10 times that amount individually, but two?! For that price?! I'd say that's worth a celebration clap!
I've said it time and time again, home decor doesn't have to be expensive and it doesn't have to come from a large chain store. You can find fabulous, unique pieces at your neighborhood thrift stores. I've also learned that most thrift stores have value days where their