Thrifted Thursday with Tanya of Dans le Townhouse

I'm always impressed with couples who tackle fixer uppers. The ones who pour their own blood, sweat and tears into making their house a home. My patience wears thin just stripping furniture (hence the delay on my poor Louis), so I really admire Tanya for having the guts to DIY her entire house.  I couldn't be more excited to have Tanya from Dans le Townhouse here today, sharing her favourite thrifted find...

I couldn’t pick a favorite thrifted item! I’m an avid thrifter, estate-sale junky, and yard-saler, so I’ve found quite a few gems I love. I’ve stumbled across some great mid-century pieces, turned a thrifted microwave stand into a play kitchen and even found some cool art and accessories. In the end, I picked a find that, with a little paint, never ceases to make me smile! Plus, it’s a pretty easy thrift store or yard sale item to come by, for anyone who likes the project.

Favourite Thrifted Item: Ornate Mirror

Where you bought the piece from:

I bought this ornate frame at a yard sale for $5.00.

What drew you to the piece:

It’s nothing special, but I loved the oval shape, scale and price!

Describe any work you did to give it new life:

I gave it a coat of primer, then painted it with some leftover pale turquoise latex paint. Next I stenciled on a little note that I need to remind myself every day.

How you use/display it:

I’m in the process of moving so everything is jumbled in the townhouse, but I’m planning on putting this mirror in my front hallway so guests can be reminded too!

What a great find!  And that stenciled message makes the piece even more beautiful; a perfect daily reminder.   You can check out the entire DIY here.  Thanks so much for sharing your thrifted find with us, Tanya!  If you guys love DIY's and mid-century furniture, you need to check out her blog! And by the way, she's in the process of moving to her dreamhouse, how cool and exciting is that?!

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