In case you don’t know about the beauty of shopping at Sally Ann, it’s the internet lingo for Salvation Army. Have ya’ll heard that one? Let’s take a stroll through and see what we can find.
We have a nice big Salvation Army on Hwy. 150 in Hoover and since I don’t live that direction, I don’t get in there all that often, but I was on that side of town recently and had to stop in just to see what was there.
This sofa immediately caught my eye. As loud as the fabric is, there’s something about it I like.
I wouldn’t normally recommend buying a sofa with a busy print like this, but for $200 at Sally Ann’s, you couldn’t go wrong. I could totally decorate a room with this piece and have a fun time of it. Classic style and a modern print, I have no idea how old this piece is, but it looks pretty stylish to me.
And it’s made by Sherrill, a very good brand and I think someone could get a lot of mileage out of this piece. Could you live with this fabric?
This cute little desk was around $75, I think. Needs a little TLC, but totally workable.
The fretwork was especially pretty.
A complete vintage dining room suite was really cute and I think it was around $200 for the set.
Love these chairs. Not in perfect condition, but very promising. I can even see this whole set painted white.
This already painted black piece was in rough condition and needed some wood putty on top, but with a little elbow grease, sanding and paint job, it could be a beauty. I think it was around $75.
This little mid-century modern beauty was also a prime candidate for a makeover. Totally reminds me of the dresser that Young House Love just remade for their soon-to-be baby girl’s new bedroom, check it out here if you missed it, it’s totally cute. They scored theirs on Craigslist for $20. This piece was around $70, I think.
This old beauty definitely needed some lovin’, as the joints were wobbly, but with some wood glue, she could be fixed up again. I think it was around $30.
This old oak dresser wasn’t bad either. Came with a mirror.
You’d have to look past the granny florals on these chairs for some potential, but it’s there. The wingback was around $45 and the smaller one, $35. Not bad for a makeover.
These totally cute and modern green seat cushions were $2.50 for the pair. If I had somewhere to use them, I would have snatched them up.
I wasn’t shopping alone. These 2 sweet ladies were there too, Anita (L) and Tonya (R). Now, just who are these ladies?
Tonya reads my blog and emailed me and asked if I ever speak to women’s church groups about decorating on a budget. I told them that yes, I have done that before, so they asked me to come to their ladies event at their church (in West Jefferson, AL) in May and speak, so I agreed. I’m totally NOT a speaker, but I can wing it on the subject that is near and dear to my heart. So, wish me the best with this one. They’re doing a day of pampering for the ladies in their community, so we’re also going to add decorating to the mix.
We had met for lunch that day and I told them I was stopping into the Salvation Army and invited them to come along. They go here regularly too when they are in town and know all about thrifty shopping.
Someone spotted this pretty, but rustic oil painting and we all admired it, but none of us knew where we’d put it.
I thought about it the next morning when I woke up and you know how you can’t get something out of your head? That happens to me quite often and I knew I had to go back and get it. At $4.99, it was a deal, so I called and it was still there. Now it’s home with me and I can’t wait to show you what I did with it! My living room is getting a mini-makeover.
Do you have a Sally Ann’s near you and do you shop there often?
The winner of the Shabby Chic Cottage giveaway is Phyllis Haynes. Congrats, Phyllis!