Wednesday, November 7, 2012

I've Been Framed So I'm a Basket Case

Yeah...I had to get all punny up in here to introduce two of my latest Goodwill finds. I know that most of the time my thrift store scores are vintage, but I'm sharing more contemporary decor that I scooped up this month.

The first? A giant (we're talking 36" by 24") real wood picture frame for $5.99. When I saw this beauty tucked behind a dresser, I hurriedly put it in my basket. I thought that it would fit a large poster that had stayed unframed in our bedroom for the past 2 years, but since I was only eyeballing it and estimating, I couldn't be quite sure that it would work. However, I decided to snatch it up and return it if it didn't work. That turned out to be a great decision, since it fit my poster like a glove!

The funny part was that I told my husband how good of a deal $6 was, since getting that large of a frame at Michael's could cost up to 10 times as much. Then when I was removing the backing of the frame to put in my print, I found a "Custom Framing by Michael's" sticker on the inside! Ha!

The frame looks great above our bedroom chair and end table, and really ties in nicely with the reddish tones of our dresser.

For another small sum ($3.99) I found a lovely woven ottoman to house our extra blankets.

Ryan loves to keep the windows open during winter (or, as he says, to "let the joy in!") so I like to have more covers on hand for the colder nights. I'd previously been piling them on our chair, but they look much better tucked in the ottoman.

So that's the tale of two of my decor-related Goodwill finds. Have you picked up any good home items lately?

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  1. Those were great finds. And I love that poster - may I ask where you got it? It's beautiful.

    1. Thanks! The poster is one of my favorites :) It's a print by SuzannaAnna called "Perfect Harmony." You can get it here:

    2. Thanks! I'll check that out!

  2. You make me want to go Goodwill hunting...

  3. Love that basket! I have one that is very similar that I bought at Target. I loved it so much that I went back and bought the chest size one. They are perfect storage!



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