Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Favorite Room Feature: Richmond Thrifter

Ok ladies and gents. Today's guest is extra, extra special. My best Richmond gal pal, Erin from Richmond Thrifter is sharing her favorite (and my favorite) space with us, her dining room. When I first met Erin, I was actually picking up a piece of furniture that she had refinished for me. I was trusting that she was not the Craigslist killer and that she was not interested in making me into a bodysuit. Bonus. She wasn't. I knew she and I would be lifers after I met her daughter who was scooting around the house in a sleep sack (all of you mom's know what this is, I am clueless) two hours post nap, eating her snack. Girl has got serious attitude and style, really. Erin has the best eye when it comes to repurposing furniture, and I constantly threaten her when she finds enviable pieces. I am certain she loves that about me. As if she is not talented enough, Erin has now branched out into another business venture, and favorite thing of mine, jewelry. Check out her Jewelry Shop for many cool and affordable accessories meant for stacking. Love you Erin! Take it away!

I am so thrilled and honored to be at Sadie and Stella today.  I think Lindsay is beyond hysterical and even contemplated asking her to write this post for me because I cant bring the funny like that girl!  And although I don't think I'm worthy in my decorating abilities, I'm going to fake til I make it!

My name is Erin and I write the blog Richmond Thrifter.  I live in Richmond and love to thrift.  Pretty self exploratory!  I sell some of my finds and redo's at a local thrift/antique store called Class and Trash and recently added my second love, fun and flashy fashion jewelry, into the mix through my Jewelry Shop. Alright, enough chatter! This my dining room.
This is what it looked like when we bought the house. YOWSA!

I think big bird and Elmo got together to commit a serious decorating crime against humanity...or at least against me! 
Okay, back to the current state of affairs!
These prints are from the Etsy shop Annechovie.  I adore her stuff.  Super cute!  

They didn't fit in the matte so I backed them with hounds tooth paper to give them a little more umph!
The Chippendale chairs I got off Craigslist. I think I paid around $25 a chair.  Not too shabby!
Although I liked the natural color, I really wanted them to pop so I gave them a little spray job.
I recently started a little blue and white collection on the buffet. My husband totally doesn't get it. He thinks its clutter. Thinks a buffet should be empty unless there's food up there.
This china cabinet I purchased for $64 from a thrift store. A little paint and some fabric completely changed the look.
   
My absolute favorite find in this room has to be the bar cart I scored at a Goodwill for $30. Can you believe someone gave that away. I swear, some people just ain't right.
So that's my space.  Thanks Miss Lindsay for having me here! See you all soon!!!

21 comments:

  1. You sweet thing! Thanks doll!!! Still don't think I'm worthy!

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  2. Fab room! Why is it that husband's think our eye-candy is clutter?

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  3. Your room looks amazing Erin and Lindsay is right, you are awesome!

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  4. Wow that is totally incredible what you did with your room! Gorgeous!

    Meghan
    citrusrefreshingfashion.blogspot.com

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  5. I feel the urge to visit Goodwill today! And I am glad I got the heads up on your Etsy shop, I had no idea.

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  6. I love her blog, and now her room. Perfect scores!

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  7. these photos are awesome!

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr

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  8. what a great dining room! Lovely bamboo chairs! awesome.

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  9. How cute! I just found your blog and I love your style!


    =)


    Brooke

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  10. I love everything about this!!!! I adore the table runner.

    Xo-L
    simplylowcountry.blogspot.com

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  11. In LOVE with all your re-fabbed pieces. They look amazing. I am a craigslist addict too!

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  12. Yay for craigslist! Great finds and the bar cart is awesome!

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  13. Beautiful! Especially those chairs! Amazing!

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  14. What a fantastic room full of finds! I love those Annechovie prints in there and that bar cart. Love the gray.
    xo Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  15. $30 bar cart?!? Lucky girl! So jealous. Men can be funny, an empty buffet? Where is the fun in that!

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  16. Gorgeous room! Those chairs and that bar cart are amazing finds.

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  17. Ok I am off to Goodwill and to stalk Craigslist those are some major finds. Gorgeous space!!

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  18. Seriously cannot get over that bar cart! The goodwill find of the century!

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  19. LOVE those darn chairs! awesome awesome stuff!

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