Secondhand Home Decor Haul – Affordable Vintage Pieces

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Today I’m sharing a secondhand haul as well as some tips for finding affordable vintage decor!

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 scored this primitive washtub stand on Facebook Marketplace!

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!

Sharing my recent secondhand home decor haul with you guys!

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!

My vintage watering can was another secondhand find!
My new vintage watering can was a steal!

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.

I'm going to give this secondhand lamp a makeover!

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. 🙂

Secondhand home decor haul - spool leg table
I love the details of my new vintage side table!

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. 

Heritage Pfaltzgraff - collecting vintage pieces!

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!

Vintage Metal Milk Crate
Second hand home decor haul!

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. 

Ideal Double Washtub - second hand home decor haul!

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! 

I also wrote a post all about antiquing and how I find the best deals at antique shops here, as well as a post about Facebook Marketplace and how to score affordable pieces there as well!

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.

decorating with thrift store finds!
How to decorate with second hand finds!

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! 

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  1. Fantastic finds, Andrea! You did not overpay for anything. I want an old wash tub, too, but no where to put it! An idea: Unless you want your lamp to be a solid color, why not put a transfer on it? I’ve gone crazy over transfers, especially the IOD transfers. They are so easy to do and really kick a project to thelp next level. Yes, they are pricey, but I can get a lot of use from 1 transfer by cutting it up and making my own design. Etsy has some good ones, too. Also like your ideas for the spool table and wash stand rack. Good pickin’!

    1. Aww Martha thank you SO much!! I’m so happy you feel that way. I have never worked with transfers! That is definitely something I’ll need to look into! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, it means more than you know! 🙂

  2. I am an antique dealer in Indiana. You got some great deals! The double washtubs without the lid go for $165.00 and up here! We just went to a flea market and some were almost or at $200.00! The watering cans are going for $45.00 here and the oak table was a steal. Those kind of tables here go for just a tad more. The wash tub stand would be great to get two tubs and fill them with water and let your children use it to play with toys in the water, of course with supervision. 🙂 Like a water table, but they would need a little stool to reach in. I also see people use them as drink cooler with ice in them for gatherings.

    1. Hi Shelly! Oh my word those are such great ideas!! Thank you so so much for taking the time to comment on my blog! And I’m so glad to know that I got good deals, whew! I have been wondering if I paid too much for the double washtub!! Thanks again for all the love! 🙂

  3. Wow u have the eye for great deals! You mentioned your mothers home, I think your followers would love a peek inside sounds so delightful! Love love your style, especially love your vintage finds! Everyone loves a great deal & u r the queen of great deals!

    1. Aww thank you so much Linda!! Yes, I need to convince my mom to do a home tour for you guys haha!! I just know you all would love it! 🙂

  4. Another great use for your double wash tub,is..use it in the yard for cookouts/ gatherings.It holds lots of ice n drinks!! And then,just open the drain spout to empty.

  5. Can’t wait to see your creativity soar in the basement! 🤗 I’m sure your wheels are turning. We’ll stay tuned. Love the watering can!

    1. Hahaha yes Sherry they sure are! Creativity is a blessing and curse at times hehe!! And thank you, I really thought it was so neat! 🙂

  6. I use the Heritage ironstone pattern for daily use. We lived in Fenton for 12 years and the outlet at Birch Run furnished a lot of the stuff I have. I collect the Christmas pattern too.

    1. Oh how fun!! I would love to find more pieces. I’m always looking for them at thrift stores! 🙂

  7. I just found your blog/You Tube posts yesterday and I have not been able to stop myself from stopping by throughout the day.

    My mother-in-law used one of the wash tube stands on the deck at the cottage for a table. She just made to wooden tops, one for each side. it was really nice. It eventually succumbed to the weather, however. I bought one of those a long time ago thinking I would do the same thing. Cannot wait to see what you do with yours. Love the drying rack idea.

    I also love, love, love the double wash tube. I have wanted one of those forever. You did get a good price from what I have seen. If a person had room that would be a lovely addiction to a living room or bedroom to hold quilts, throws, pillows.

    Anyhoo, I am over here in Minnesota so howdy neighbor.

    1. Aww Deanna thank you so so much!! And oh my goodness, what a neat idea to make a table using the washtub stand!! I love that! Maybe if the drying rack idea doesn’t work I could do something like that instead! 🙂

  8. I love and share your passion. I like to pick up pieces at estate sales for friends & family that love to add a bit of vintage to their home. I think they make nice unique gifts

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