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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Repurposed Thrift Store Finds

1:6 Scale Diorama using thrift store finds

I adore visiting the local thrift store with $10.00 in my pocket, finding miniature items for the dollies to decorate their spaces, and leaving with change.

Some recent finds were a pair of brass candle sticks, a matching pair of framed art, a box, a pair of horses, and a brass bowl.


The candle sticks were cut to form table bases, and I replaced the knob on the box with a smaller one. 

Frames go up on the wall, a horse goes on display, and I brought out a sofa a friend made several years ago. 




… beginnings of a comfy room for le homme.


Cheers!  ♥....♥

26 comments:

  1. Awesome! Thanks for showing us how to take simple goodies and make a whole room!

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    1. Thanks, D. Not that you need any lessons from me. You are a master!

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  2. Great finds! He looks very cozy in his room. :)

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    1. Yeah, he's pretty cozy, but he wants to know where all his 'toys' are. Who knew les hommes were as wanty as girls. lol

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  3. Ah, frugal re-use of thrift store finds, Robin. I like how the dark, warm browns make the room masculine. Also love the bright pop of the orange pillows. Very classy look.

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    1. Thanks, D. My friend who made the sofa made the pillows, too. He had a great eye for design.

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  4. Very nice finds! I was wondering what the candle sticks were going to be...and wa la. I love your homme room.

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    1. Thanks so much. Probably a sacrilege to slice brass candles, but you know dollies. hee hee

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  5. Wow! You're amazing! It look great. I could only wish I could do something like this. Question: Where is Harper? I miss her.

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    1. So pleased you like it. I’ve hidden all the chairs to punish Harper. Now she’s scowling at me with her most hostile harpy face.

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  6. I would love to have a room like that! Beautiful!! You're so talented!!

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    1. Thank you, Sergio. You're so kind.

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  7. Creative use of some wonderful finds!

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    1. Thanks heaps. I love your blogs. The info you give about where to find things in Trinidad must be invaluable to your fellow Trinidadians. I was visiting T&T last September and couldn’t find much dollwise and it passed my mind, what would I do if I lived here?

      Loved my visit by the way, even if my evening liming was cut short because of curfew. :)

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  8. It really put things into size prospective to see them in place. I love everything,but I think the brass bowl. Perfect!

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    1. It's so much fun to find things like the bowl - such perfect scale.

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  9. Hello from Spain: congratulations for this creation. Great job. I love scenes like you think. Keep in touch.

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  10. Beautiful room. Got to love those thrift stores. My favorite is the little horse.

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    1. Thanks, V. :) My thrift store is addictive!

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  11. Wow, that's a great room. For some reason he looks good sitting in it! You really lucked up and found some great items. I'm glad I stopped by.

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  12. You are so creative and your sense of style just cant be beat.

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  13. Awesome room - all those little touches really brought it together. It really suits the guy doll.

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  14. I have been drooling over your dios and your photo stories. I go thru withdrawal when you haven't posted in a while! Cannot wait to see what happens next.

    You are a talented woman!

    Phyllis

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  15. Where did you find that adorable backgammon set? It is so cool!

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  16. Thanks, everybody. Sorry to be so late responding.

    Cindi, the backgammon set is a Christmas tree ornament. I removed the hook.

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