Thriftin’ Vegas Style.

Here’s my thrift store loot from Las Vegas.

I have no clue what this wooden thing is but I love it nonetheless.
Any ideas?

My mom found these lovely dishes (& a gazillion candle stick holders) to make cake stands.
This dainty chandelier strikes me as so sweet.
I have two old chandeliers now sitting in the garage.
After much debating I finally had my husband won over to install one over the tub.
So I’m back to square one.

The next pictures are from Hotel Furniture Liquidators. I’ve mentioned this place before. When hotels on the Strip remodel they sell all their furniture to Hotel Furniture Liquidators. They turn around and sell it to the public for a reasonable price. Remember this chair I scored for $5.00? I was hoping to scoop up so more of their $5.00 parking lot deals but it was raining and they had all of their $5.00 furniture locked up in a container that they refused to open (even to peek), despite my pleading…whatever.

All the price tags you see are 50% off what is marked. Kind of silly marketing scheme to make you think you’re getting a better deal.

I’d love to tackle everything with paint and re-upholstery.

$35.00 benches.

$40.00 round wooden table.

$35.00 benches.

Wallpaper: $2.50 / roll.

I’ll be back Hotel Furn. Liquidators…I’ll be back.


  1. I adore the marble candle stick holders! I have started looking at thrift stores in a whole new light since reading your blog. If I see something that is cute but totally not the right color, I start thinking about spray paint and how would it look white or black or silver. :)

  2. Oooh fantastic finds!!

  3. Great finds, you’re always so good at finding treasure within trash!

  4. great finds. I guess ‘What you find in Vegas, Doesn’t have to stay in Vegas!’
    Have a fantastic day!

  5. The chandelier totally needs to go over the bathtub, go back and fight for that one! My Mom’s decorator put one over hers and it is gorgeous.

  6. Great finds! The wooden thing-y kind of looks like a spool for a kite… its hard to tell in a picture though since I can’t really gauge the size…

  7. My aunt took me there years ago and I though it was hilarious! There was so much…stuff. I didn’t have a good eye at that time.

  8. I am so amazed at the things you find and what you do with them! Every time I read your blog I want to invite you to my house. I have a TON of old furniture and knick knacks that have been in my husband’s family for generations. I have no idea what to do with them! Can’t wait to see what you will do with your new finds.

  9. Hi! This is my first time commenting :) I just had to let you know that the wooden thing is actually called a roller. It is for your neck and back…it massages it. You just lay it on the floor, position your neck between the middle bumps and roll away. I only know this because my dad owned one while I was growing up…happy rolling!

  10. Girl, you found some nice stuff! I would have grabbed those bamboo stools!

    Have a great day!

  11. Chandeliers absolutely belong over the tub. I have one and love it!

  12. Wow, you got quite a lot of stuff!
    I looooove chandeliers, of course you need one over the bathtub! 😉

  13. those benches are RIDICULOUS!!!!!! omg, love those, and the marble coffee table, and the other side tables with bamboo-like legs. maybe i need to move to vegas????

    the marble candlestick holders are great, as are all of those great frames!

  14. I really like the coffee tables with gold legs nice! So many great finds

  15. Ooooooh, lovely!! Those frames are gorgeous!! Love it all.

  16. Wow! That’s totally bonkers! And I have always loved the idea of a chandelier over the tub. So romantic.

  17. OOH the possibilities!!! Too bad we don’t have something like that hotel liquidators here! :(

  18. OH MY GOD!!!! I’m a thrifter too and in Vegas on business and just read your entry!! where do I go??? I wish I could pick up the phone and call you..I’m screaming over here. I’m currently at the Pilazzo/ Venetian Hotel. I’ll be off work at 5. Been trapped in this building for two days. Get me out of here!!

  19. Rita,
    We went to 1/2 a dozen thrift stores…all Goodwill’s. I found the best deals at the one on Craig and the other one on Cheyenne. Also, Desert Industries is my other favorite which is in North Las Vegas. Happy thriftin!

  20. That wooden thing is for you back! the two smaller parts go on either side of your spine and you lay on it, and roll gently back and forth. My dad has a really bad back and has used that for years, but last year he left it in a hotel room and hasn’t been able to find another one – so if you want to sell it to me I will buy it from you!!!

  21. You did great!! And my husband said the same thing about the chandy, but I won that one! :)
    xoxo Pattie

  22. Michelle, what yummy finds! I have made 3 pedestal plates for friends and they loved them! For Valentine’s Day I made one for myself and put some chocolates (that my students gave me) on it ….voila!! Happy me!!
    Love your blog!! What is your family’s ethnic background? You and your Mom are beautiful and gorgeous skin! My grandmother is from Indonesia and has that gorgeous skin too…I missed out on that gene! bummer!

  23. Anonymous says:

    The wood roller thing is whack your husband with, we he doesn’t install the chandelier over the tub?

  24. I’m posting again but I laughed out loud at the anonymous post about whacking your husband with the wooden roller. :) Tell him you want it over the tub because it will make you happy to lay in the tub and look at it!!!

  25. Anonymous-
    That’s the best laugh I’ve had in a week! Thanks…I’ll be threatening my husband with the wooden roller tonight…he! he!

  26. You did great! I love the benches.

  27. hey michelle…don’t know if this will help. but let jake know that the balls have a chandelier over their tub. and it can be quite romantic…

  28. The wooden thing is a massager… we had one when I was a kid. I think it’s supposed to be for your back, but we always used it for our feet… just sit on the couch and roll it with your foot on top.

  29. Fun stuff, M!

  30. Those dishes with the flowers and pink border, I have same exact ones.

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  32. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful finds! A chandelier over the tub sounds romantic, though I’d be a bit nervous of a freak accident? Earthquake, me in the bathtub, the chandelier falling in…I’d skip it.

  33. Great stuff, I can’t wait to see what you do with them. We have two Hotel liquidators here. They close early so I can never get by there to really look.

  34. I love the gold table with the marble top and the night stands… I need to find some of these liquidator people.

  35. I just found your site today after seeing your entryway project at Brooklyn Limestone. Love it, by the way! I too love a good thrift find. Looks like you got some great ones! Have a great day!

  36. I like the little landscape!

  37. Those benches are fantastic!

  38. I am planning a trip to vegas. I will be sure to stop by Hotel Liquidators and get my Fedex account ready.

    check my blog out for my latest thrift store find…


  39. Oh….need to check this out, thanks!

    Jen Ramos

  40. Hey I recently found your blog and I love it! I love a goodwill make over! Thanks for sharing. I did have a question- on your photo gallary picture you TV is on a white bookshelf thing…where did you get that? I love the skinny shelves.

    sorry…I just realized I forgot to leave that in my last comment.

  42. Z- White shelves are from Ikea.

  43. wow what a place…great deal on the chair. where is the store located? i checked the website and didnt see anything. i am a new reader, saw your post on Brooklyn limestone, love the strip room, i am very inspired to do something like that is my guest room now.

  44. Molly,
    Hotel Furniture Liquidators
    4500 Wynn Road
    Las Vegas, NV 89103-5312
    (702) 737-2078

  45. ooh I love those benches — they’d be darling with new fabric and some paint!

  46. I really want those two small dressers!!! Are you going to give a tutorial on making the cake stands with the plates? That’s such a great idea!

  47. nevermind…just checked out your diy page and found the cake stands there =)

  48. Just a little info on the chandelier over the tub, not to be on your husbands side……but it is against code to hang a chandelier over a tub. Not trying to burst a bubble, I know it would be beautiful, but not practical. I love what you do!!! Keep it up!

  49. I know what your wooden thingy is if you are interested in its original purpose..It is a Ma was designed as a back massaging tool. YOu lay it on the floor or the bed and lay on top of it with it fitted over your spine (between the two small lumps in the center)and between your spine and the bed or floor. You just lay on it and it relaxes your back by slowly streching it out. It actually works well. you can move it up or down the back a couple of inches at a time and eventually you do most of the spine length. my husband loves it. it is from about 1975, self magazine gave them out too way back when as an advertising gimmick…chow

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