Thrifty Treasures

My trip to the thrift store this week resulted in two Venice prints. A little more expensive than I’d normally consider ($10/each) but the retail price shows $40/each and they have an old world feel that’s perfect for the living room.  $80 for $20. Not bad.

living room wall decor

I needed to add some steel wire to the back to hang {tips for hanging pictures on plaster walls}…

wire cable for pictures

and now they fill a previously empty wall space:

living room

Our living room is definitely a mix of traditional (working with what we already have) and eclectic (thrifty finds). It’s different but I’m finally liking how it’s coming together.

eclectic traditional living room

I love the dark frames against our Ben Moore smokey taupe walls.

A little more formal than our casual family room (see the sneak peek of my playing around with what we have on hand through the French doors)…

French doors in living room

Giveaway coming Sunday at the DIY Project Parade for something in these living room pictures. Hope you’ll stop back to enter to win!

And just for fun and inspiration {yard sale season starts soon!}, here are some of the other thrifty treasures from around our house:

vintage tin and Coke bottles   vintage window glass lamp

vintage brown glass white planters

ladder night stand vintage fan ladder magazine rack

thrifty wall collage

vintage window bathroom towel rack blue mason jar old crate vignette crate side table thrifty treasures aqua wicker, footstool vintage pepsi crate bistro set

camp chair draft stool baffle, rustic beakers and flasks vintage cart, crates vignette wooden bowl and spoon vintage scales vintage grinder thrifty accent DIY crate side table

turquoise and orange orange wing back chairs vintage vignette

Have a wonderful, productive, thrifty, do-it-yourself-filled weekend!

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