When it comes to my decorating budget you might say I’m a cheapskate. I just don’t see the logic in paying a whole lot of money for things that may eventually wear out, break down or go out of style.
I love to stalk estate sales. Here in Tucson there is one company imparticular that does a really great job. They hold up to three sales around the valley every Saturday at homes of people who have either passed away, want to downsize, moving, whatever (I prefer not to know). On Thursdays they post pictures of EVERYTHING in the house that is for sale so you can decide whether or not to attend the sale or not. Admission is free.
They open the doors at 7am. At 11am everything gets marked down 25%, at 1pm 50%. There are a few things I have loved but felt the price was still too high. No bartering at these sales. A little investigating led me to discover that they donate everything that doesn’t sell to a local owned and operated thrift store here in town.
This mirror at the estate sale was $275.00. No one bought it. A week later I found it at my new favorite thrift store for $30.00! I actually love the gold but nothing in my house is gold. I have a thing about not mixing gold and silver. No reason. Just bugs me.
I do however, have a lot of white.
So white it is.
Funny story. I don’t love this lamp against this mirror. We plugged it in right before we pushed the piano against the wall. This piano weighs 800 pounds. So regardless of whether it looks good or not the lamp will stay there until we move (so says my husband).
Please forgive my dark pictures. I’m asking Santa for a jazzy camera for Christmas.
Hey there! I’m Michelle; I’m an Passionate DIY’er and in constant pursuit of how to bring beauty to my house full of men (3 boys + 1 hubby). Stick around and see what I’ve got up my hard-working sleaves!