Today I’m sharing a secondhand home decor haul as well as some tips for finding affordable vintage decor!
I’m so excited about this secondhand home decor haul, friends! Over the past few weeks I have scored some great vintage finds from Facebook Marketplace, Thrift Stores and even Antique Shops! Today’s collection has me so excited, I can’t wait to show you what I’ve found and what I have planned for it.
Secondhand Home Decor Haul – My Recent Finds
Vintage Washtub Stand – The first find I want to share with you guys is this amazing vintage washtub stand that I found on Facebook marketplace for twenty bucks. I don’t really know why, but this thing spoke to me and for that price I had to go and grab it!
I loved the chippy green paint…lately I have been so inspired by green spaces that I’m actually painting my bathroom green at the moment! Who knows, this stand might end up in there, but my initial plan was to hang it in our future laundry room (once the basement is finished) and use it as a drying rack. We’ll see!
Old Watering Can – I got this beautiful watering can on my recent anniversary trip to Mackinac Island with my husband! I went into a home decor shop called Little Luxuries and found it in the clearance section. It didn’t have a price on it but when I asked if it was for sale, the owner said “how about fifteen bucks?” I was so thrilled to be able to take something home with me from the island!
Vintage Lamp – Now I know this doesn’t look like much, but I plan on giving this lamp a makeover! I recently found it while thrifting for just three dollars, and I loved the textured finish. It looks a bit dingy now but I think with some paint it could be really pretty? We’ll see.
Antique Spool Leg Side Table – This side table was another recent thrift store find, and I only paid fifteen dollars for it. I loved the lines of the table and the unique spool legs. My plan is to try stripping or sanding it first, and if that doesn’t turn out I can always paint it! I’m not entirely sure where it’ll go but I have some ideas in mind. 🙂
Vintage Pfaltzgraff Container – You guys know my love for vintage Heritage pieces! You can read all about that here. I paid $1.75 for this large container and it will go perfectly with my other pieces in my corner cabinet.
Vintage Metal Milk Crate – I loved the beautiful gray blue patina of this crate! I actually got it at an antique store a few weeks ago and had to snatch it up. I paid a little more for it at eighteen dollars, but I had to take it home with me!
Ideal Double Washtub – Okay guys, this was a bit of a splurge. I found this antique double washtub on Facebook Marketplace for $125. I offered $75, and they countered with $90. I accepted the offer…CRAZY I know. I don’t remember the last time I spent that much money on anything for my home! But…I loved this thing SO much.
I don’t know if I have mentioned this yet on the blog, but we are in the process of finishing our basement. Right now it pretty much looks like a dungeon, and we are starting with the bare bones. I plan to share the whole process with you guys, but right now we are tackling the not so pretty projects like updating the plumbing, replacing the windows, etc.
Once the space is finished, we are going to have a laundry room area and I have always wanted a large utility sink for washing paint brushes and things like that. Instead of buying your typical utility sink from a big box store, I thought it would add some charm to maybe use a vintage sink of some kind. When I saw this I fell in love.
We really aren’t sure if we’ll be able to make it work, and if it doesn’t my husband said we could always use it outside in the garden area. Either way it will be so beautiful!
Affordable Vintage Decor – Tips and Tricks
As you can see, most of my finds today were from thrift shops, Facebook marketplace or antique stores. I have a free thrifting e-book that I send to all my subscribers with lots of tips, I’ll put a link below if you’d like to grab it!
When you add vintage items to your home, they create a collected feel that has so much more character than buying all new. I know it’s not for everyone, but if you love that authentic cottage style like I do, keep an eye out for antique and vintage pieces that you can incorporate into your home.
About a month ago I shared a fun thrifting video on my YouTube channel and I ended up finding a really neat basket and a galvanized pail.
I can’t wait to show you how I use all of my recent finds! What was your favorite? Let me know in the comments below![mailerlite_form form_id=2]