I am soo addicted to shopping for bargains. My Dad once criticised me for being too acquisitive but I have come to realise that it’s not the accumulation of more ‘stuff’ for my home that appeals to me, it’s the thrill of finding something unexpected, and of seeing potential in something ordinary. Nothing gets my pulse going like the sight of a pile of old furniture by the side of the road at a garage sale or outside an antique shop! Anyway, I know I am not alone in this obsession, so I thought I’d share with you what I have found this week..
First, I found a end-of-line furniture and homewares shop where I picked up this great mirror with ‘antiqued’/foxed edges:
Which was in perfect conditon so went straight up:
At the same shop I also saw this cute round side table:
It’s solid iron and very heavy but has a mirrored top (which is chipped and needs to be replaced) which I think lightens it up a bit – visually at least! I took it straight from the car to the lawn and started spraying it white – so stay tuned for the ‘after’ pic!
But bargain shopping isn’t always easy- when you miss out on something one-off it can just about break your heart! You know that feeling when you spot something amazing in a junk shop but before you can get to it somebody else picks it up? Well I felt a bit like that when I spotted this gorgeous set of bamboo-look furniture for sale for only $100!!
The problem? It’s in Brisbane. I would snap it up in a heartbeat if I lived there!