5 #thriftscorethursday Things I Didn’t Buy on Craigslist

Sorry I missed y’all last week. But I’m back, so who’s ready to celebrate 70 weeks of #thriftscorethursday?!

#thriftscorethursday Week 70 | Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Brynne's from The Gathered Home, Cassie from Primitive and Proper, and Corinna from For My Love Of

If you're new 'round here, my co-hosts Brynne from The Gathered Home, Cassie from Primitive and Proper, and Corinna from For My Love Of and I, invite you to play along with our fun hashtag party on Instagram. The rules are simple: snap a pic of your thrifted treasure and throw the #thriftscorethursday hashtag so our hosts, followers, and amazing TST community can marvel at your goodies.

Lately, I’ve been working on craving a more minimalist lifestyle. I’ve been tossing around the idea of hosting a huge hoarder’s sale (kind of like Vintage Revivals). That requires a lot of muscle and a lot of prep work, so we’ll see how that goes…

So this week, I thought it’d be the perfect time for “things I didn’t buy on craigslist.” Brynne shares similar posts every once and a while and calls hers “Things I Didn’t Buy at the Thrift Store” (check out this post). Call it window shopping or virtually-hoard-all-the-delicious-pieces out there. Far better than hanging on to three sets of back up dining chairs. #chairhoardersunite

First up is this super stylish chair is a Merton Bottemiller.
#thriftscorethursday Week 70 Things I Didn’t Buy on Craigslist | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

According to the listing it’s pretty rare. I did some searching and was able to pull up similar ones on Pinterest (thank you Pinterest for keeping some of those old listings alive!!) and a sold one on Etsy. They range from $200-$650. The seller posted in that range and honestly mentioned it wasn’t restored and has a little rust. I just couldn’t shell out the dough this time. If it were mine though, I would have used it for looks and made it a bit ghost like by removing that cushion, scrubbing off the rust, and giving it a quick coat of paint similar to this.

Next are these Metal Barrels:
#thriftscorethursday Week 70 Things I Didn’t Buy on Craigslist | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com


The ad listed that they’re food grade, but I actually pictured them as a garbage can for the garage. I think it’d be super a cute DIY project, painted with some car emblems or perhaps a schmancy Chanel Perfume design (like this). At $25 each, I’m very, very tempted to break that non-hoarder rule…

And finally, this 1969 Serro Scotty:
#thriftscorethursday Week 70 Things I Didn’t Buy on Craigslist | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com


It was quite a bit out of my price range as the interior needed A LOT of work (holes in the ceiling) and since the skylark is already making a lot of headway (but not yet finished), it’s just not something I could invest a lot of time in right now. But boy could that thing be such a looker restored.

And now for the glorious features from our #thriftscorethursday Instagram crowd:

How cool is this right turn only sign from Anna Rose?! It could sneak in just about any decor- layered on a credenza, on a mural wall in the garage, in a vintage decor restaurant... the possibilities are endless!


Can you believe the thrifted pieces ohmygluestick scored added up to a mere $5?! That Foosball table is MINT! Totally jealous over here.



Just look at all that tufting!! Another commenter said she has the same one in mint, no way!! To get my hands on one of these beauts!


Well that’s all for week 70, my dearies! We thoroughly enjoy scrolling through your entries every week and hope to see your thrifted treasures. It’s pretty easy to play along:
  1. Snap a photo of something that catches your eye or you decided to splurge on from anyplace secondhand (Craigslist, Thrift Stores, Auctions, Garage 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!
*You could be featured next Thursday as your hosts Brynne, Cassie, Corinna, and I (+a surprise guest host) dish out our favorite scores every week.



>>>Looking for even more amazing thrift scores? Pop by Brynne, Cassie, and Corinna to see what they found this week (by clicking the images below).

#thriftscorethursday Brynne's treasures from The Gathered Home
Or click here. You can also find her hash-tagging on Twitter and Instagram.

#thriftscorethursday Cassie's treasures from Primitive and Proper
Or click here. You can also find her hash-tagging on Twitter and Instagram.

#thriftscorethursday Corinna's treasures from For My Love Of
Or click here. You can also find her hash-tagging on Twitter and Instagram.

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5 comments:

  1. i love that sign! and it makes me think of zoolander- because he can only turn right at first. :)

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  2. Okay, that Chanel barrel idea is fantastic! I think you should totally go for it! Just picture me sitting on your shoulder with a devil costume giving you good (bad?) hoarding advice! ;) Love this! I think it's so fun to see what DOESN'T make the thrift score cut, too!

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  3. You know what else you could do with those trash cans? Hide inside one with an Oscar from Sesame Street puppet and startle passers by ;). Can you tell I have a 2 year old?

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  4. Oh man! That camper is perfection! I'd love to have one one day. But I don't even have a vehicle to tow it yet (or a bathroom floor, but that's irrelevant, lol)

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