Monday, May 23, 2011


Saying I got a good deal at the thrift store just doesn't seem to convey my excitement. As anyone who thrifts knows, you just never know what you are going to find, and sometimes go home empty handed. Recently I was visiting my family in Santa Barbara and decided to hit the local thrift stores.  Wow! I will make it a point to do that every time I am in about some great stuff!  I have a few projects to post, but I think this one is one of the best deals.

I found these Pottery Barn Crown Molding Shelves under a pile of stuff.  I almost passed right by. I knew I had to have them, not because I needed them, but because the price was so fab. They were marked $14.99 but everything was 50% off. A Steal! They retail for $75 each at PB.

I must confess, I bought them even though I had no idea what I where I was going to put them. With all the purging I've been doing, I promised myself I wouldn't buy anything unless I had a specific need....

You can see in the photo that they were a little beaten up - nothing a can of Rust-oleum Heirloom White couldn't fix.

Soon after I got home I found a place for them, so technically I didn't break my rule. ;-)

I have a vaulted ceiling in my bedroom and this wall needed something! I staggered them for visual interest as well as practicality. The practical part is leaving a space for the lamp. I'm still working on the shelfscape - ideas welcome!

I'm headed to Santa Barbara next week - definitely going to hit the thrift stores there again!

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1 comment:

  1. what a great find and at a great price! and they look like you paid a whole lot more for them now that they are on the wall.