9/19/12

The Quest for a "Thrifted" Bed

WANTED: One Big Girl Bed

My little baby Maisy is getting closer to her big birthday and now that she is potty trained, we have decided she is ready for a 'big girl' bed.

Potty Training Tips and Musings about Motherhood-- here
 When Afton turned three, we re-decorated her room with a beautiful bedroom set from a local furniture store.

Yes- that is a disco ball :)
But since Maisy already has a lovely dresser that belonged to my hubby when he was a boy, I set my heart on finding her a great vintage bed to go with it. Sounds like a great excuse to go thrifting doesn't it?!

 So over the past month, I hit up my favorite places for thrifted furniture-- Goodwill, Vineyards Anitque Mall and Graceful Goodbuys.

Thrifting-- a fun way to spend a Saturday
Tips for Thrifting
When thrifting for a particular piece, it is best to make a list of exactly what you are looking for, that way you don't loose sight of your goal. I knew I wanted something with a good shape. Color didn't matter-- paint can always be applied. I was also looking for wood and either a double or queen.

I felt a bit like "Goldilocks and the 3 Bears"- every bed I found was either too big, too small, too old, too new, or too expensive (if you call something 'antique'-- the prices automatically go up!)




But after 4 trips out looking for a bed, her crib is now in the garage...


and this came home with us- for $20!


I do love thrifting! 
Have you come across any great deals lately?  Stay tuned, more details and photos to come.


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3 comments:

  1. Oh, I love that bed!!! I love thrifting too, but I have never found a solid wood one for $20!!! Great score! I can not wait to see Maisy's room!

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  2. Great bed! Are you leaving it the wood shade or have you planned some kind of magic makeover??

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