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!
Our local Sally Anne’s has a lot more furniture than GW and sometimes you can find a really good bargain. My last purchase there was a country french nightstand in perfect condition for $20.00 and a pair of signed quimper candlesticks for $6.00!
The Smittys says
ha! i love your thrifting! i love to thrift! and i’m a sherrill from NC! sherrill is my maiden name, not related (that i know of) to the furniture sherrills!
Unfortunately, most of the furniture at our SA and GW is in awful condition and very expensive. However, I have discovered a little shopping center with several antique stores where the items are very reasonable. I love thrifting!
I have the black table…but in a little better condition…I love my table – it’s behind my sofa…does the sofa you’re showing have coral or peach??….not sure from the pic. but I thought maybe one of those colors for pillows wouldn’t be bad with some brown pillows…..or buy the chair, which I would totally buy if I lived closer… and recover it in one of the colors from the sofa….maybe the coral….guess you can tell I’m into corals, browns and beige…
Thanks for sharing and wish I lived closer to B’ham
The name “Sally Ann” is a term of endearment given to The Salvation Army who offered care and refreshment to soldiers overseas in WWI. Retuning GI’s brought the name back to North America and it has stuck (more in Canada than US) as an affectionate way to refer to this truly wonderful organization that is making a difference all around the world.
Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating says
I’ve never heard it called Sally Ann…love it! And I’m so incredibly envious that you find such beautiful items. I’m always hearing how people find treasures on Craigslist, Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc. But when I go, I find garbage…particle board furniture that originally came from WalMart. It’s so discouraging. I tend to have more success at garage sales, so I waiting for warm weather to get here!
I wonder where that mid century dresser ended up. I have the matching desk…same exact hardware and everything! That desk is now painted in white with ombre earthtone drawer fronts.