Thrifting Finds and a New Project

April 5, 2013 — 4 Comments

I’m doing a series on Indianapolis thrift shops for 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:
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!

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I'm a single female homeowner who loves all things interior decorating. Especially if it involves thrifting.

4 responses to Thrifting Finds and a New Project

  1. I think it’s a steal! Home Depot should have the wheel

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  1. Ottoman Makeover: Part 2 | Little House Design - October 21, 2013

    […] a refresher, I bought the ottoman here for $25 and then in Part 1¬†of this makeover I re-attached the lining and re-stained the legs here. […]

  2. Ottoman Makeover: Part 1 | Little House Design - October 21, 2013

    […] For a recap, here is the original post where I purchased the ottoman: here. […]

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