Friday, June 24, 2011

THRIFT SCORE FRIDAY!


I've talked before about my "if you build it, they will come" attitude towards thrifting-- as in "if I really want something badly enough and think hard enough about it it will materialize in front of me at a thrift store.  For $2.") 

But ya wanna know a secret? 

I don't always believe it's true. 



Which is why I ordered a pair of mirrors from some place that rhymes with Mallard Be-Mines and paid $350 for something that looked great in a catalog, but when it arrived was made, I kid you not, of Styrofoam.  I liked the way they looked-- but I'm used to good, solid pieces at itty bitty prices (casualty of thrift-store overload.)  And even before I knew they wouldn't fit behind the faucets we switched to mid-reno, I was secretly just a little disappointed with them.  (If you are my husband, you did not just read that.  Not admitting to my mistakes is a character flaw of mine that I'm hanging on to for dear life.) 


(New to the blog?  You can read more about our giant bathroom renovation here and here and here.) 

But..... you can't hide from the truth.  It will always find you.  Which is why when I walked into Adelaide's today and said "I don't suppose you have a pair of mirrors right now, do you?"   I simultaneously nearly stroked out and had my cheapness faith affirmed that if you are willing to look, you will find what you are looking for. 

Lookey here.

Not hung yet-- and maybe they want a little light brushing of pickling over the top?  But can you imagine anything more perfect for this room?  I can't. (Except maybe those "Seaside" mirrors from Restoration.)  And even at "retail" (ha-- Adelaide's is a GREAT place to find a bargain!)  they were only $80 for the pair.  And she thinks she owes me $79.50 for a chair that we both can't remember selling but that is no longer there, so they might actually only cost .50. 

The best part of this whole thing is that the bathtub is going to be installed  today, too (with the super-deluxe primo supply lines the plumber could not sleep at night without ordering the last time he came.  If you are counting, that would be the FOURTH time he came to install.  I am no longer counting.)    There are some issues with the paneling that need to be addressed, and so the headache is not yet over-- but the end is sooooo close. 


And P.S.-- my husband is the one who told the electrician to put that outlet at the top instead of the bottom.  Bless his little heart. 

8 comments:

Beth said...

Those are beautiful!!!

Joy said...

Love them! You are truly amazing, Melissa!

heather said...

where is adelaide's? i want to come thrifting with you one of these days... you are marvelous at it!

Arian said...

Those are so pretty. What a great find.

paula said...

wow, it looks beautiful! My little ellie just asked if that was a fancy hotel ;)

Lacey said...

LOVE 'em. I ALWAYS do that. splurge only to find it the next day. ALWAYS. eventually i'll learn...

Courtney at SL's No Ennui said...

Yes, they're absolutely perfect!!! I don't think they need ANY changes (just judging from the photo, of course). I like their stark honey-bronzed contrast against the white.

Rene said...

Don't you love Adelaide's? Styrofoam, really? What a disappointment. Anyway, your new mirrors are gorgeous!