“Decorating golden rule: Live with what you love.”
– Elements of a Cozy Home
BEHIND THE COUCH TABLE WITH THRIFTED DECOR
Welcome Salvage Friends!
Today we are working with our Thrifty Style Team to share ways to create and decorate with thrifted items.
This month, we are sharing our behind the couch table that is filled with tons of items from the thrift store. Be sure to check out the other wonderful posts from the team at the bottom of the post.
Hi, I’m Salvage Sister and I am a serial rearranger!
We have lived in our house for five years and I have already done an office three times.
For me, it’s a trial and error process. For the mister, it’s a pain in the butt. 🙄😂 But really, he is a good sport about it.
During one of the office makeovers, a shelf unit was made from crates and pieces of wood. Since the office has changed over, the pieces were available to use.
DIY BEHIND THE COUCH TABLE:
I wanted a sofa table that would go behind the couch for awhile however our living room is sunken and so a traditional table wasn’t gong to work. Plus, they can get spendy.
After some trail and error, again, I came upon these pieces and decided they just might work.
Using the crates, the table could be made different sizes depending on how the crates are stacked.
Thankfully the piece of wood we already had for the office shelves was the same length as the sofa so it didn’t need to be cut. Otherwise, you would just cut to your desired length and stain if you like.
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If you have been around here for awhile, you may already know we decorate a LOT with items from the thrift store, like HERE. I just love the uniqueness, and I think it helps in getting more life out of something-good stewardship.
- Large Tin – Came from an antique type store. It was cheap because it had a Fourth of July ribbon around it. I took the ribbon off, wasn’t even glued on, and use it to store gardening tools in.
- Basket – Already owned as I am a basket hoarder. It is used to store shoes in as this is right by the front door.
- Luggage Pieces/Picnic Tin – Already owned-thrifted. You can find some here and here or try local store/ Facebook Marketplace.
- Vintage Thermoses – Again, already owned. if you want older ones, here is where you can find some.
- Old Books – Got for $1 at a thrift store.
- Striped Throw Blanket – IKEA (only new item around)
- Basket and Greenery – Already owned but the basket was thrifted.
- Mason Jars and Candles – I think just about everyone has some of these lying around. I added the battery operated lights inside the mason jars.
Finally, don’t forget to check out the other amazing projects from the Thrifty Style Team…..