I’m doing a series on Indianapolis thrift shops for twentysomethingindy.com so I’ve been doing a lot of “research” lately. Which basically means I’ve been buying a lot of stuff that I probably don’t need. Here’s the article I wrote and here is what I got this weekend:
I was at a place called Big Al’s in Broad Ripple and I saw this painting on a piece of wood. I thought it was cute and kept walking but I couldn’t stop thinking about it so I went back and got it for $6.
It says ‘The Kite’ in french. I like how it picks up the colors in the Soviet Union map, a happy coincidence.
The second thing is something that may or may not be a big mistake. I spotted it in a dirty corner of the Keystone Flea Market for $25.
Yep, I got a huge tufted ottoman for only $25!
It is in rough condition. This leg has no wheel…
And this leg has a broken wheel.
The fabric is a really ugly denim with stains and stuff but I see potential.
Tufted ottomans like this are super expensive like $300 or more so for only $25 I’m hoping that I can make it look like this:
Or this (I know it’s a chaise but I like the fabric):
So I’m thinking deep blue velvet with the legs stained darker. Ugh, this could be a nightmare, I’ve never upholstered or reupholstered anything before!
I probably won’t get around to it this weekend, but hopefully soon. Wish me luck!