Today after lunch, my sister and I wandered around a consignment shop next door. I got to thinking about why these stores thrive. The work is already done for you. These shops are curated and all the fixer-uppers have already been fixed. The glasses have been polished, tears have been sewn, and while jam-packed with treasures, the items are carefully placed together. I totally see the appeal and I love looking around and getting ideas, but rarely can I afford to but much from these shops. When I say I'm thrifty, I mean it. The shops, however, are a fabulous option if you have a little bit more cash and want to add some vintage charm to your home. There is a lot to look at and you are much more likely to find a really unique piece that's ready to be installed than at the Goodwill or a flea market. The TLC has been taken care of and most of the items in these places are ready to be hauled home and set up!
Remember the owl hanging up in my previous post? Same style. This set is actually a great deal: $17.50 for three owls, it's still more than you may pay at a garage sale but not by much. Mine cost $2, but these are $5.83 each. These are definitely a good deal and I'd say if you see 'em, snag 'em. I didn't get them...yet.
Remember: if you pass something like this up, it may be gone the next time you visit. I still remember really awesome stuff I passed on and it haunts me to this day!
This dresser is pretty great. It would make a great addition to any room. This paint job could easily be DIYed and added to a dresser that you already own if you're not up for spending $120. I would bet you could even spray paint the drawers if you wanted. That's what can be really cool about these shops: finding inspiration amongst their work without spending a dime.
Grab a friend, get some lunch and hit some antique/ consignment shops and get inspired whether you're able to buy anything or not!