Friday, September 14, 2012

Loving My Thrifted Home - A Link Up

$20 DIY Shelves I shared on Craft Baby for a contest. A few months ago I won a $25 giftcard for a DIY project. 
Today I have a fun link-up to share with everyone. About 60% of our home is thrifted so I thought it would be fun to start a little series called, Loving My Thrifted Home. This is where I will share DIY's, Up-Cycling projects, vintage pieces that we have thrifted, and all kinds of things we are now enjoying in our home thanks to thrifting. I love thrifting because it is such a wonderful way to make your home unique and one that truly reflects the people living inside. 
Gradually, we have filled our home with lovely things that make our hearts happy over the last few years. When we first bought our home the house sat very empty. Like REALLY empty. We had an extremely tight budget so we started thrifting to decorate our home. This quickly turned into a love and I honestly now prefer thrifted & vintage items over new. However, I do 
love mixing old & new together. 

I didn't announce this link up until today, because I just decided to do it last night. HA! I had tossed the idea around in my head but last night I finally decided to do it. 
I would love for you to link up projects that you have repurposed, redone, and DIY'd to make them your own. Also I would really enjoy checking out all kinds of lovely thrifted finds that you have found & shared on your blog or Facebook page. If you are interested in co-hosting this link up let me know, I would love to have you! Email me at

For this weeks Loving My Thrifted Home Project
I want to share our Barn wood Shelves in our sitting room.

Back in December we made two shelves out of barn wood we had left over from another project. Johnny cut the wood in the length desired, we sanded them both down a little but not enough to take away character, and then cleaned them ALOT because they were really dirty. We found these brackets at Lowes for $5 each & flipped them upside down to be wide enough for our wide shelves. Target had a coat rack that I loved & bought then TJ Max had clearance frames & owls that I loved. The rest of the decor was thrifted & I made the wreath to brighten up the shelves. The whole project, including decor cost about $50. Not too bad friends. 
The rest of the room. We still have lots of work to do in here but everything good is worth waiting for. In time.Plus $ doesn't grow on trees & we won't go in debt for it.
We love our little reading room. It has been such a blessing to sit in here with friends. As a family we love to listen to music from the record player (thrifted) in the room, play guitars, and sing. Mostly, I love to read in here!
I hope you will enjoy this series & would love for you to plan to link up on Fridays! Share home decor, furniture projects (little or big), or any lovely thrift store find! It doesn't have to be a recent post so feel free to link up one from a while back. Make sure to comment or email to let me know if you are interested in co-hosting Loving My Thrifted Home.
Happy Friday!

Link Up below & grab a button for 
Loving My Thrifted Home for your blog post or sidebar.


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    1. Thanks Emily! btw I shipped your package yesterday morning. Hope you get it soon!

  2. Woo hoo! I linked up my WIP shelves I got from a thrift store... they're now on my wall along with other thrifty items... I will make a blog post tonight to highlight it and link it up! I am at work right now and can't sign into my personal email account, but I will add your blog button once I'm home! :-)

  3. wow!! you home looks amazing! good for you! i am happy right now with my .50 sugar bowl...that i saw in target for $19.99....the simple things...
    i am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
    happy weekend.

    1. Oh, thats a steal! Love target clearance items because they are always so good.

  4. What a great link up idea!! Love it!! And I love what you did with those barn shelves! It all looks so great put together... Nice job! That room looks pretty darn good for not being done yet.. I look forward to seeing how your pretty little home progresses in the future. I'd love to have a reading room! Enjoy yours for me! =)

    1. Thanks Becky, but yes we still need to tackle a few more projects in here. We are so blessed with this little room & are enjoying it!

  5. Hey there fellow Texan! Thats such a cute living area!! Thanks so much for linking up to the #WeekendBlogWalk! New follower :)

    Have a great weekend!

  6. I can so relate to this! The one piece of furniture that my husband and I DIDN'T buy from a thrift store was our bed. :P Everything else was used. We haven't been so creative like you have, though--we just picked things that we already thought looked nice.

    1. Ya, the bed is a must to have new :) Unless you really know where it came from & who used it. lol Thrifting is so much fun. We now go on thrifting dates because we love seeing what we can find to work on together as a project. Thanks for stopping by.

  7. New follower from the weekend blog walk! I love the chairs in this space!


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