2 #thriftscorethursday Drab Experimental Dresser

Wahoo, it’s Thursday which means it’s time for #thriftscorethursday!

Unthaw your goodwill cards and hang out with Megan from RentalRevival, Brynne from TheGathered Home, and I as we dish about our thrifty purchases. The best part is that we beg er WANT YOU to scour your local thrift stores to find unique and interesting pieces and share them with US!
#thriftscorethursday Week 7 | Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Brynne's from The Gathered Home, and Megan from Rental Revival
So grab your camera (or cell phone), head to your favorite thrift stores, and show off your treasures using the #thriftscorethursday on Instagram or #thriftscorethursday on Twitter.

#thriftscorethursday Week 7 | Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Brynne's from The Gathered Home, and Megan from Rental Revival
I cannot tell y’all enough that Thursday is TOTALLY my favorite day of the week, why? Here’s why:
#thriftscorethursday Week 7 Features | Instagram user: djdrake47 shows off this her Nate Burgess turtle shell
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Umm… can you say #thriftscoreoftheweek?! Seriously, Deanna found her treasure (only THE highly coveted Nate Burgess turtle shell- in TMNT green nonetheless) for THREE Smakeroo-s at her local Salvation Army. Seriously?! Hook a sista-up! Oh and those Salvation Army folks obviously didn’t know its value, bless their hearts!

EXTRA points to you Deanna for finally letting me name drop a famous designer, in a non-weird way! Wait…

And then there were these bad boys…
#thriftscorethursday Week 7 Features | Twitter user: HeartsAndSharts shows off her beautiful set of chairs
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Alright so I was trying reeeeally hard not to feature the same person two weeks in a row as she shared her dreamy Renaissance chair (I had a hard time not hopping on a plane to scoop those bad boys up!). But I seriously couldn’t help myself with my new Blogging-BFF (one can never have enough BBFF’s!!) Dena from Hearts and Sharts!! Her laugh-tastic story and absolute bargain is PRICE-less. I’ll admit, I’m usually extremely open minded to treasures, but when I first laid my eyes on those ugly bad boys I thought there was no hope- somehow Dena blows me away every time. Maybe she can give me some tips on painting furniture… in the form of a DIY Slumber Party, I’ve got my jammies ready!

What are you waiting for, get over there and check out her hilarious tale, the hideous before, a useful tufting tutorial resource, and how much she paid for the pair RIGHT MEOW!

Speaking of furniture, this week’s #thriftscorethursday was this boring girl:

#thriftscorethursday Week 7 Drabby Experimental Dresser | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com
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I lovingly called her my Drabby Experimental Dresser. Sure, she doesn’t look like much now, but nothing a little paint couldn’t fix. I scored her during the last stop at a city-wide rummage sale. It was the last day and she was in the nose-bleed section their multi-family setup-- complete with far better-more ornate already-sold furniture. Poor sad and lonely girl, so many people passed by without hesitation. It didn’t have a price tag but the lady saw my interest and said “$3 and it’s yours.” At three big ones, I couldn’t pass it up. A trip home to grab the truck and it she wasn’t lonely anymore. This is starting to sound like a soap opera…

“So why ‘Drabby Experimental Dresser,’ I mean I get the drabby part?” you may be asking yourself.  We’ll she just happen to be the very first ‘daily use’ piece I’ve ever attempted to paint. And at that price, it was the perfect piece to get my feet wet.
#thriftscorethursday Week 7 Drabby Experimental Dresser | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

Thanks for joining us this week, my friends! I hope you’ll join us?! It’s incredibly easy to play along my friends:
  1. Snap a photo of something that catches your eye or you decided to splurge on from anyplace secondhand (Auctions, Craigslist, Thrift Stores, Yard Sales, etc).
  2. Share your photo with the hashtag #thriftscorethursday on Instagram (if your profile is public) and/or Twitter, any day of the week!
Have you found any inexpensive pieces lately? Are you uber jealous of Deanna’s Salvation Army salvage? Were you ever blown away by other’s drab to fab makeovers? Any guesses on what color Ms Drabby Experimental Dresser was painted?
>>>Looking for even more amazing thrift scores? Pop by Megan and Brynne to see what they found this week (by clicking the images below).
#thriftscorethursday Brynne's treasures from The Gathered Home
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Looking for more thrifty treasures? Check out our past thrift score’s here.

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  1. Well you just can't beat a $3 dresser! I'm sure however you make it over will be awesome! I can't wait to see it!
    Also, Dena's chair makeover is crazy fab - I too was skeptical on seeing the "before" photos! That's some serious #thriftscorethursday inspiration right there!

    1. Is that just a nice way to say that thing is u-g-l-y and it 'aint got no alibi? Ha jk! I hope the upgrade doesn't disappoint, it was my very first paint job on furniture!


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