Thrifting Post No. 2: Round mirror, globe, table, wooden box, and old books

Yay for more thrifting!  This is a 5-in-1 thrifting post featuring a world globe, yellow table, wooden box, round mirror, and old books.  So basically everything here is thrifted.  This is one of my favorite spots in my living room and this proves that you can create a beautiful set up with thrifted items.

I bought the table from a neighbor’s yardsale for $15.  It used to be a pale yellow, white washed kind of look.  I decided to paint it mustard yellow and I’m so happy I did because I love how it pops.  The wooden box I picked up at an antique store while on vacation in coastal Oregon in a town called Lincoln City.  I paid $25 for it.  For some reason it spoke to me and so I was willing to pay $25.  Normally I try to pick things up for cheaper than that.  There were a lot of neat antique shops in Lincoln City and tons that we passed along the way in other small towns that we didn’t go into.  We are planning to return to Lincoln City this year and I’m excited to go thrifting there again!

Right before we moved into our house last year I decided I really wanted a large round mirror for the new place.  I love the simple and modern look of a large, perfectly round mirror.  I really didn’t want to pay an arm and a leg for a new modern round mirror.  I posted on a FB yardsale website in search of a large round mirror.  I was SO excited when that very day this one came up for sale about 15 minutes away from where I lived.  For WAY cheaper than other round mirrors I had seen.  It came off of a vintage vanity and used to be mounted to wood with a wooden frame around it.  When I bought it, the wooden frame was partially broken off but I didn’t want a frame anyway so I removed the mirror from the wood completely.



I found this globe at a yardsale of left over items from the store “Finder’s Keepers”.  The owner closed the doors to the shop and later had a yardsale of leftover furniture and accessories at her home.  Finder’s Keepers was a pretty awesome shop that had refinished furniture and accessories.  Everything at the yard sale sold VERY fast.  I was lucky enough to score this little gem.  I paid $10 for it.  I’m not sure exactly how old it is, but Russia is called the Soviet Union on this globe so it must be pretty old.

I bought these old books at an antique store called “Transitions” in Blanding, which is a small town in Southeastern Utah where my sister happens to live.  I have at least ten old books from Transitions that I have purchased on a few different occasions while visiting my sister.  I got them for about $1 each which is pretty awesome.  Hence, why I returned for more when I realized what a steal that was.
The glass geometric terrarium and fake succulent were both purchased new.  I found the terrarium at Hobby Lobby and the fake succulent at Target.  I hope this gets some of you excited for thrifting.  If you are on a budget like most of us out there, thrifting is a great way to beautifully decorate your home and keep it unique!


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