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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Thrifting in Kalamazoo

Last week I shared with you that my CSIL had a big birthday and a new house, so on Friday I made my way to Kalamazoo, MI and surprised her! Not only did we celebrate, but we got right down to business, planning, scouting and decorating in order to make their new house a home. We visited several terrific local stores and came away with some fabulous finds.

One of the keys to living in a smaller home is making the most of every square inch of space, and this hallway is the perfect example. Just off the kitchen, the powder room and pantry are accessible in this space and it is the pass through to the living room and basement. The spot below, to the left of the doorway was home to the microwave, which sat on a table (sorry, no before photos). We stumbled upon a piece at The Emporium perfect for housing the microwave and lots of added storage.



The plan is to add a shelf to the open area above the microwave to house the bread box and to make the crown moulding at the top finish both exposed sides. But for now both the additional storage and the appearance of the piece make it a winner!

A new sofa is on order for the living room and a furniture plan had been developed which included mounting the TV over the fireplace. While hanging out in the room, we turned that plan upside down and decided to put the TV opposite the fireplace and re-think the seating. Our thrifting mission was to locate a pair of chairs for the room and not only did we do that, but we also found a console to house the TV, all at the fabulous Kalamazoo Kitty.  I love the mid-century lines of this piece and it is in great condition as is.  Score!

Check out our chair find....

These babies will get a make-over with some great new fabric, but let me tell you, they are quite comfortable with their high backs and low profile. Another bonus is their size, compact and perfect for this long, narrow room.

Finally, The Emporium yielded another great find... these nesting tables embellished with a Greek Key design which play perfectly into our design plan for the room!

There is nothing better than thrifting and decorating with a favorite person, so all in all the visit was a success. I can't wait to see this home come together and of course to share it with all of you! Hope everyone enjoyed a long, relaxing week-end and that you are rejuvenated and ready for the week ahead.

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10 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

awesome finds! those chairs are DREAMY!

Holly said...

That console is exactly what I've been looking to find for our home - what a score! And the chairs, cabinet, and nesting tables. You girls did GOOD!!! I love to thrift and with one of your favorite people is even better. Glad you got a lot accomplished.

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

I love thrifting and you have found some gorgeous pieces. Those chairs look perfect for curling up in - at least, I would :). Your CSIL must be so excited!

pam {simple details} said...

Wow, did you score! Can't wait to see what fabric you choose for the chairs, and the media cabinet is amazing, what luck! The Greek key nesting tables couldn't be more beautiful and functional!

Andrea said...

Sounds like my kind of trip! That media cabinet is AWESOME!!! The chairs are going to be fabulous too. You really hit the jackpot on this trip.

Nancy said...

Fantastic finds and fun with your bff..so happy for your great weekend.
Have a lovely week.
xo Nancy
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Jenn said...

Wow, you guys scored this weekend -- such great finds! The TV console is amazing ... and I can't wait to see what fabric those chairs end up with.

My Crafty Home Life said...

What a successful trip. The chairs will be great. Are you going to paint the frames? Love the Greek key tables.

Sarah said...

How fun! What a great birthday surprise!! Congrats on all the perfect finds. Are you going to reupholster the chairs yourselves?

Jamie Herzlinger said...

I must have the nesting tables with the greek key...simply beautiful!

Love,

Jamie Herzlinger

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