Treasure Hunted Home Tour: Adding character with thrifted finds

farmhouse living room

Today I’m teaming up with two other blogger friends to bring you a Treasure Hunted Home Tour. All of us will be sharing our favorite thrifted, vintage and secondhand finds that add character to our homes. You’ll also find tips to treasure hunt for your own home. After this post be sure and head over to the other tours linked below.

I have been thrifting and estate sale shopping for years, and I can’t begin to tell you the treasures I’ve found over time.
So, come along and I will take you on a little Treasure Hunted Home Tour of my “new” farmhouse.

living room thrifted finds

living room thrifted finds

So many of my favorite pieces in my home were purchased for a fraction of what new would cost, and they add so much more character. Most everything in this photo was purchased at a thrift store, estate sale or at Round Top Antiques Fair. The exceptions are my sofa, chair and rug.

My entry chandelier is an Aidan Gray fixture I purchased at a thrift store for $150. It would normally retail for about $1500. My 8 ft. round dining table was $125 at a thrift store and the dining chairs were from Facebook marketplace. The end tables and entry buffet were all thrifted or passed down from a grandmother.

The large carriage house doors that divide my living room from my kitchen were purchased at Round Top. They were so much less expensive than having them made new. Each door is 6ft. wide and 10ft. tall and they are definitely the focal point in my home.

salvaged front door

 salvaged front door

We found my front door at a salvage store for $450. It is oversized and has the original brass mail slot in it. Most new doors we found this size were $1500-$2000 and didn’t have nearly as much character.

kitchen finds

 kitchen thrifted finds

When we started planning to build our “new” farmhouse several years ago, I began scouring thrift stores, flea markets, vintage shops and estate sales for unique pieces for our home. We collected things for 2 years as we went through the design and build process. I wanted to add aged pieces to give our home character, but also stay on a budget.

We were able to accomplish this by being patient until I found the perfect thing. I was also consistent with return visits to places I often have luck finding things.

This large kitchen hutch was purchased at Round Top. I had been looking for quite a while for the perfect piece for this wall. I wanted something to fill the space so I didn’t have a lot of wasted wall space. When I spotted this one, I knew it would be the perfect fit. It was the end of the Round Top show, so I asked for the best price and was able to walk away with this beauty and not blow my budget.

The barstools at the end of my island are IKEA chairs, and I found this pair on Facebook marketplace for $20 for the pair. The legs were black and I painted them white and had washable linen slipcovers made to cover the chairs.

laundry room inspiration

farmhouse barn door

My laundry room door was also a Round Top purchase at the end of the show, so it was only about $100. I had planned on painting it, since I don’t use any color in my home. But, decided I would lose the amazing patina so I left it. It has the original hardware and I love the weathered and worn look of this door. I only wish I knew where it had been!

salvaged laundry room finds

My laundry room sink is a European animal feeding trough and the countertops are butcher block purchased at IKEA. And no farmhouse sink is complete without cute babies!

reclaimed bedroom ceiling

reclaimed wood ceiling

The ceiling in my bedroom is 12″ tongue and groove wood we salvaged from a barn tear down. My plan was to paint it white, but my husband wanted it left natural, and obviously, I lost that battle. I found out about the barn tear down on Facebook marketplace. The church pew at the foot of my bed was also thrifted and was about $50. It was an original wood color but had some damage on the edge of the seat, so I sanded it down and painted it white.

vintage fireplace mantel

vintage outdoor fireplace mantel

The mantel on my outdoor fireplace was from a 100 year old home being torn down. I found it on the 5 mile app and paid $100 for it.

thrifted fireplace mantel

The detail on it is amazing!!

kitchen and sitting room

kitchen and sitting area thrifted finds

Even if you’re not building a new home, but you want a vintage, farmhouse or cottage style, you can achieve the look by collecting pieces you love and adding to them to your home over time.

I think it’s important to make a house your own by adding things you love, and not necessarily what the trend says you need to do.

If you purchase decor, accent and architectural pieces at really great prices, then you can spend your budget on anchor pieces, fixtures and furniture.

more thrifted treasures…

vintage artillery basket

Think outside of the box when looking for things to decorate your home. For example, this vintage artillery basket holds umbrellas by my front door.

vintage shutter door

And this vintage shuttered door stands at the end of a hallway to add character to an otherwise blank and ordinary space.

I hope this treasure hunted home tour inspired you to find unique items for your own home. For even more inspiration head over to see @shopfarmhouseliving home here and Shannon’s (mylittlewhitebarn_) home here.

Also, for a more in depth video tour, click below.



blessings,
michele

You might also enjoy my post about estate sale and thrift shopping.
https://www.vintagehomedesigns.com/estate-sale-shopping-101/

2 thoughts on “Treasure Hunted Home Tour: Adding character with thrifted finds

    1. Oh, thanks so much Kim!! So sweet for you to say!

      I do love thrifting and repurposing vintage things in my home. I feel like it adds so much character.

      Have a great day!!
      michele

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