Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Cute, Right?

My sister sent me the link to this campaign style table the other day.

I love it and the price is seriously right at $154.99.  
Plus its from Overstock so shipping is only $2.95.

And correct me if I'm wrong, but this is basically the exact same table from Pottery Barn. 

But the price tag on this one says $299.00 plus their ungodly shipping charges 
that includes an additional surcharge of $20 on top of regular shipping charges.

So if you're keeping score...
Overstock : 1
Pottery Barn : 0

Don't forget to enter our jewelry giveaway at 
Our Fifth House from our new store, Charles Emerson Designs!
And like our new face book page below!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Our First Jewelry Giveaway

I'm so excited to announce our first jewelry giveaway from our new little biznas
Charles Emerson Designs for Richmond Thrifter!

I've had so much fun starting this new adventure and thrilled that Carmel from
Our Fifth House was willing to host our first ever giveaway!

Whats up for grabs you ask?!?  This little ditty.

Color Block Bracelet

For a chance to win,
head over to Our Fifth House and enter!
And to see what else we have in store head over to our new online store here.

I would love it if you "like" Charles Emerson Designs on facebook
(at the bottom of this post!)
to stay up to date on more giveaways and to see what's new in the store!  
Thanks for all the support!!!  It means the world!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday Finds

I picked up this coffee table at Goodwill the other day 
and it's just begging to be zhushed up.  

Display drawer

I love the map drawer look and I think I like the top with the display area. 
And of course you know I love the campaign style corner action. 

I want to paint it but kind of undecided about what color.
Any and all opinions welcome!!!

Happy Friday Everybody!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Thrifty Thursday

I have two thrifty finds from yesterday I had to share.  
First up:
How cute is this spotted cardy from Old Navy.  
I am trying to stock up on some fall fashions and had to snag this yesterday.  


I'm not loving the purple tank under but something like is is fabulous!  
Different sweater but you get the idea!

And my second find was none other than this blue light special, roll back priced beauty from Walmart!
I can never get enough industrial chic in my life!

Cute right!?  And for $179  it's basically highway robbery.
Technically it's a TV console but you could totally use it as a bar, buffet, or even entry table maybe!?
I didn't buy this, just the cardy, but someone should totally buy this!
High five Walmart...way to bring your A game!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Two Things

A.  How did I not know about my boyfriend Nate working with Target?  

That tortoise shell is kind of weird but I kind of really love it.

And B:
I'm ridiculously honored to be guest posting about my Dining Room 
over at Sadie and Stella today!
sadie + stella
Go visit my friend Lindsay and stay a while, like a long while.  
She is hysterical and and her posts me laugh outloud...often.
And she's a total fashionista to the maxonista!  

Monday, October 22, 2012

Catalog Pull Dresser- Take II

I picked up another unfinished dresser that was begging for some stain and hardware sassafras.  


Here she is after a little of this and a little of that.

Class and Trash $75

I can't get enough of those pulls.  They just really do it for me! 

Of course I looked around while I was dropping this little guy off and spotted this.

It's the coolest mid century mod barrister bookcase with sliding glass doors.  Ummmmm.....
I swear they forgot to add a one in front of the 6.
With some fun stying of the bookcases I think it could be such a show stopper!
Maybe paint the outside and leave the inside dark.  
Oh the possibilities...endless really!


Happy Monday Everyone!

Linking up here

Friday, October 19, 2012

Rolling Cart Reveal

This might have been one of the quickest projects I've done in a very long time. 
Remember my rolling cart from the other day. 



Rust-Oleum 11 Oz. Metallic Gold Spray Paint
Home Depot

The fabric 
(which I am slightly obsessed with in a way you shouldn't be about pleather)
 is from U-Fab.
It has some good weight to it so I didn't even secure it down.  
Just cut it to size and plopped it on.


Quite the change from the before:


I decided to use the cart as my jewelry display area at Class and Trash.  
I think it has the just right amount of flashy-ness to draw the eye.

And on a side note, how amazing are these!
They are $38 each.  Ridic!

Happy Weekend Everyone!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Rolling Cart Redo



I picked this little lady up today.  
Loving the side detailing but wheeeeeew, it needs some TLC.  
I'm thinking gold (natch!) with my favorite snake skin pleather-ish fabric 
to cover the hideousness that is the current shelves.  

Kind of a larger version of this tray from a while back.

Hope to post the after to this sad before soon!!!

And PS
I'm guest posting about my family room over at a new blog called Tufts and Stuff.
Come visit and get to know Kendal (a native Richmonder)  Girls got great style!   

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Richmond Thrifter: Jewelry Edition

It's a new and fabulous day at Richmond Thrifter ladies and gents!  I've been dabbling in the upcycled furniture world for a while now but another passion of mine has been chomping at the bit to get involved.

I'm talking BLING, people.

I love a loud, edgy jewelry pieces to go along side my all too often black top and jeans.  
I can't get enough bangles and I figured I'd...


...and make it a part of the Richmond Thrifter family!

I've added some fun and flashy pieces to not only my Class and Trash space but also my shop 
(which you can see in the side bar) 
at what I think are some very affordable and competitive prices.  

It's all brand new, not thrifted.
And while its not 18k gold or something you'll be passing on for generations,
I think it's quality fashion jewelry.

I've started out slow but plan to add more in time.  

I've had such a blast curating this jewelry collection!
It definitely feeds my shopping addiction without emptying my bank account!

I hope you like what you see!


Snake wrap ring



Link Watch

Alligator Wrap Bangle



Ball Earring




This is just a little preview.  There will be more added soon!

I can't tell you how excited I am for this new chapter of Richmond Thrifter!
Thanks for coming along for the ride!  

(anything not linked to the etsy shop is for sale at Class and Trash)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Richmond Symphony House

My blog friend turned real life friend Lindsay from Sadie and Stella 
has our trip to the Richmond Symphony House highlighted on her blog today!  
Here's a sneak peak of my favorite room by Ruth and Ollie!

Head over to Sadie and Stella to hear about the rest of our trip!
  Who went this year?  Any favorite spaces?

Monday, October 8, 2012

Lessons Learned in Painting

Remember my dresser redo I posted a week or two ago...

Here's a memory jogger!

Well I was all excited about the new protective wax I used. until I found out...

I just went to spruce up my space after preschool drop off and I see that my pretty little dresser was all scratched up.  I was T'd off to say the least.  Has anyone ever had this experience with this wax?  It was my first time using it and I loved the easy application but now Mr. Johnson and I are in a major fight!

I'm going to try and go one day near closing and redo the dresser top so it can dry overnight.  
But for  now, if you go to Class and Trash, avert your eyes!  

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Metal "&" finds a home.

Think I found the perfect spot for the industrial "&" from Class.  
I like how it picks up the silver tones in the Hobby Lobby mirror.  
Love the mix of grit and glam.

Whose running out to get one this weekend?!?  

Friday, October 5, 2012

Industrial Letters

Mad about these industrial metal letters at Class and Trash!  I picked up one of the "&" symbols.  
I'm going to post a pic from it's new home in mi casa but 
it's near a window and the lighting is not ideal right now so... here is the pic from the store.

$39 each.  
These things are monsters.  Really nice size.  Love the rusty, worn look.

I just found this EXACT same letter online.  Seriously.  It's priced at $180.  Ridic!

Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Today's Project Du Jour

It's been a slow week, project wise, around here.  
My mom is in town so she is going to use her crafty, seamstress ways
 to help me reupholster these puppies today.  

We are going out with the human wrecking ball three year old on a hunt for fabric today.  
Pray for me!

I'm going to be selling these so I shouldn't be stressed, 
but looking for fabric always gives me angina!  
Too many choices!  
What pattern do you all think I should go with!?
Help a sister out!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Thinking Outside the (tv) Box

I dropped this Oriental style TV cabinet off at my Class and Trash space Saturday morning and I just love it.  But these days not many people use TV armoires anymore since the introduction of the flat screen.  
But I still think these little beaut has a purpose.  

Class and Trash $100

Would it not make the perfect bar!!!  Of course I go straight to an alcohol related use.  
What can I say...I like to booze it up every day now and again.

But before we go to some fabulous inspirational photos, 
check out this VERY similar cabinet for a cool grand.  
Crazy, right!


And here are some ideas on how to repurpose a TV Armoire.  

drinks bar open

My friend Eva took this TV cabinet that used to store paint and tools from this.... this!!!!

Can you stand it!!!  I love this transformation so much!  She painted the piece, attached some wine racks from home depot, some fabric, and pretty little ditties.  Love the wine fridge tucked in there too!

And this is not an TV cabinet but it is a TV turned bar.  
It's so retro cool, I have no words!

Old TV - New Bar!

What do you all think?  Would you ever re-purpose a TV cabinet into a bar?