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My Little House Design: Thrifting Finds and a New Project

Friday, April 5, 2013

Thrifting Finds and a New Project

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:

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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At April 5, 2013 at 1:20 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's a steal! Home Depot should have the wheel

At April 5, 2013 at 1:24 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Thanks! I'm excited to see how it turns out!


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