Thursday, September 4, 2014

Thrifty Life Thursday #34 - A Day Late - with Features from Last Week!

Now that it is September, I think I can officially begin my "Heavy Industrial with Mustard on Fancy French" thing. Tomorrow night can't come soon enough!

No, it is not a sandwich, rather a living room redo.
Collecting for this project began months ago.

My self-imposed rules are:

Vintage Industrial - more than I have ever used.
Think rusty metal, authentic stenciled crates, steel, bronze, brass.

Fancy French - gilded gold, preferably. Maybe painted in white or gray.

Authentic - as much as possible, use real, not "fashion" items. I do have a few things...but most are the real deal.

Try to use items "new" to the space, not necessarily new to me. Move them from other rooms, or shop my hoarding garage.

Incorporate Mustard and Black. 

I found the items above last week at the same thrift store...the clerk said, "It looks like you might have a theme going here..." I told her she was correct in her assumptions. The fabric is a long tablecloth, which may end up any number of places. It cost $1.91...

I am so excited, I could get up right this second and go into the living room and begin a new gallery wall! 

But, first, you must see the fabulous features from last week's party...

Brooke from Creative Country Mom is feeling the call of fall, too. She shared a charming vignette with thrifty finds, including BABY shoes! How wonderful is that?

Donna from Distressed Donna Down Home has been a busy girl...and she shared a quirky cabinet revision that was awesome, but the thing I wish I could grab and hoard until I win the lottery and buy a cabin are these adorable green shutters on her shop "front porch."

Dianne from Deanie's Stash has been a busy girl, too. She found a stash of cool vintage furniture at a farm sale, among other things, and shared her painting frenzy and lots of "after" photos. 

It was hard to pick a photo, you'll just have to visit to see the cool stuff, but seriously, who of you would NOT like a pink tool box? 

Things are getting busy, and I'm considering changing the day I post this to another day of the week...or weekend. Any thoughts?


Gathering Guidelines:

This is a gathering for people who enjoy hunting for treasures 
that may have previous experience or lived a former life elsewhere. 

Please share items that are second-hand or are composed of second-hand materials.

Types of Posts to Share:
    • Home decor, furniture, collectibles, garden items and even wearables are welcome, as long as they have a second-hand element.
    • Please, no food items, new pieces from "real" stores, or crafts, unless made with upcycled, thrifty finds.
    • Hand-me-downs and curbside finds are welcome, as are items found in thrift stores, garage sales, antique shops, flea markets and other interesting places.
    • Treasures may be listed as you found them, or with your updates, tweaks, and re-purposes; befores and afters are both welcome.
    • Items need not be "vintage" but must be pre-owned or second hand.
    • Posts including Etsy and other shop links are welcome! For visitor enjoyment, please link to your blog post, not directly to your Etsy shop. 
      • Though it is not a requirement, it would be lovely if you would follow Revisionary Life  via Blogger, Bloglovin' or subscribe via email. Links are located in my sidebar to the right.
      • Please link your post (not your blog address) back to Revisionary Life.             
      • Please visit at least one other party friend.
      • I'd love for you to comment and introduce yourself if we've never met before. :) Otherwise, don't feel obligated to leave a comment. 
      • Featured items must meet the criteria above. 
      • Only posts that link back may be featured.
      • I will try to leave a comment or email you and let you know if you were featured!

      Word for the Day:
      Hebrews 10:24-25
       And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 
      25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, 
      but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see 
      the Day drawing near.


      Audrey said...

      Hi Revi ... love the direction you are headed with your colors. Anxious to see your changes. That tablecloth is beautiful. Love your features last week ... those baby shoes and Donna never fails to find exciting stuff. Dianne was a busy lady painting all that fun stuff.
      Thanks for hosting such a fun party.
      Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

      Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

      It's always my pleasure to stop by and join the party....hugs, Penny

      Donna Wilkes said...

      I am eager to see your new decor. Mustard is one of my favorite colors. The green shutters are proudly wearing their featured button. I like your party so I will follow wherever you go. Hey, isn't that a song?

      Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

      Hey Girl-- love the Tassel...and mustard yellow is going to be interesting.
      Where's your linky?
      I hope to come back and put something up...

      Deanies Stash said...

      Revi, thank you for the party and having me as one of the features. I am fine with whatever day you decide. If it stays the same or changes, I will still be here. Have a super weekend!

      Blessings, Dianne

      Rita C at Panoply said...

      Revi, I can't wait to see the magic you make with your new inspiration. Thanks for hosting us, and I hope your weekend continues to bring you the joy you've just shared (the post after this one). You deserve it!

      My thrift store addiction said...

      Hi Revi, Can't wait to see how you use your latest lovely finds! Thanks for hosting another fun party! Blessings, Cecilia