Thursday, 20 January 2011

Thrifty Thursday

Here is my hall table. I bought it at my local auction a few years ago for about £10. It was brown and drab and had an ugly plastic handle. I gave it a good sand down, primed it and gave it a few coats of Dulux Black Satinwood and gave it a lovely new handle - a £1 bargain from B&Q, and now I love it. I wish I'd thought to take a before shot!!!

The lamp was also from auction - a Laura Ashley lamp. Two for £10. I'll give it a paint job one of these days. Haven't decided if I want to go white or black, but I think it might involve a number and possible a map shade.
The clock was on sale for a couple of pounds at Tesco a year or so ago, and I bought the bird from either Poundstretcher or Au Naturale - I can't remember, but it only cost me about £1.

The bowl was another auction purchase. I paid £6 for it, but again it is Laura Ashley, and I really liked it.

So that is my thrifty hall table decor. Now I need some pictures for the hall. Something that doesn't cost much. Hmm...


  1. that auction market sounds like a dangerous place to go, not so much for the wallet, but for the space in the house...:)

  2. WHOA! You found some GREAT things! And your hall table is AMAZING! I absolutely LOVE it - you did a FANTASTIC job Doda! :)

  3. What great bargains. The table turned out lovely. You know, I like the lamp base. The handwriting is charming! But I'd love to see what you come up with.

    Would love for you to drop by and link up to Passion for Paint this weekend.


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