As I continue to celebrate 31 Days of Home, I wanted to include some of the regular IBC series you’ve come enjoy.So I figured i’d start this week off as I normally do with Weekend Wanderlust.

Weekend Wanderlust: No. 29  | Inspired by Charm #31daysofhome

But I’m giving it a bit of a home twist by including a few thrift store treasures I found this past weekend. In essence, it’s Weekend Wanderlust meets Antiquing with Charm. Let’s get going!

Weekend Wanderlust: No. 29  | Inspired by Charm #31daysofhome

Plan – As you can see, my calendar looks a little different from Day 1 of this 31 days of blogging challenge. Almost every day has a planned post. And while having so much work staring me in the face should be stressing me out, it’s actually motivating me. Plus, when there is a lull in my workday, I can just take a quick peek at the calendar and see something I should be working on. (By the way, it’s the Stendig Calendar; you can find it here.)

Weekend Wanderlust: No. 29  | Inspired by Charm #31daysofhome

Roll – For some unknown reason, my kitty Sebastian loves burlap. When I pulled out a couple pieces of burlap for my project yesterday, he was all over it – rolling around, rubbing it, kneading it. It look liked pure bliss. Then, after I folded up the runner I made, he slept on it for a good two hours. Weird, right? Burlap really isn’t that comfortable. Anyone else have a burlap-loving cat?

Weekend Wanderlust: No. 29  | Inspired by Charm #31daysofhome

Burn – I ordered a set of those candle holders from CB2 that I included in my Fall Favorites and I am obsessed with them. I’m not sure where they will end up, but they are currently hanging out in my office.

Weekend Wanderlust: No. 29  | Inspired by Charm #31daysofhome

Create – Speaking of my office, I finally took a little time this weekend to actually enjoy it. I pulled out some paints I bought a while ago and created some DIY artwork. With the sun shining in, It was a pure joy working in that space.

Weekend Wanderlust: No. 29  | Inspired by Charm #31daysofhome

Decorate – This may sound super strange to some of you, but I ordered bittersweet on eBay. It’s probably available at farmers markets and pumpkin farms in larger communities, but I was having no luck finding it around here. I really wanted some for fall decorating. Thankfully, after a quick search I found a wonderful lady selling it via eBay.

Weekend Wanderlust: No. 29  | Inspired by Charm #31daysofhome

Set – Okay, now onto a few of my thrifty finds. I actually hit up all of my favorite antique shops this weekend and found absolutely nothing. Nothing. I guess it wasn’t meant to be. However, I did have some luck at the local Goodwill. First, I found a set of seven lace edge milk glass salad plates. They are in great condition. I think they will bring a unique touch to a table setting. They were 79 cents apiece.

Weekend Wanderlust: No. 29  | Inspired by Charm #31daysofhome

Serve – I also picked up this fun dish. I fell in love with the colors and pattern. It’s always nice to have this kind of dish on hand for little vignettes around the house. It makes a great catch-all bowl. It could also be used to hold utensils or a condiments on a table setting. I love a multipurpose piece. And at 79 cents, it was a no brainer.

Weekend Wanderlust: No. 29  | Inspired by Charm #31daysofhome

Weekend Wanderlust: No. 29  | Inspired by Charm #31daysofhome

Bloom – This brass sphere planter was also begging to come home with me. I failed to snap a picture of it when I first brought it home, but it was very dull and dark from tarnish. After a little scrub in the sink and some polish, it shines like the dickens! It’s amazing how a quick cleaning can bring something back to life. Be sure to keep that in mind when you’re thrifting. This was my most expensive purchase at $3.99

Weekend Wanderlust: No. 29  | Inspired by Charm #31daysofhome

Grow – I’m still not sure about this piece. It might be a little too grandma-chic, but I think I should be able to make it work somewhere. It’s a small gold-mirrored box of sorts. I assume it was for a little figurine, but it reminded me of the expensive terrariums that the home decor companies are selling. I thought it would be a cute container for one of my air plants. It’s on a dresser in my office for now. I’ll keep you updated if and when if finds a more permanent home. It was a $1.29

Weekend Wanderlust: No. 29  | Inspired by Charm #31daysofhome

Collect – Last but not least, I ordered a set of brass candlesticks from eBay and they arrived on Saturday. I’ve actually teamed up with eBay on a really cool project that my fellow thrifters, junkers, and crafters will love. Later this month I’ll be sharing more about that project and what I’m doing with all of these candlesticks. I paid $2-3 for each one.

And that wraps up another Weekend Wanderlust. What fun things are happening in YOUR home? Have you found any thrifty treasures lately?

31 Days of Home:
Intro, Day 01, Day 02, Day 03, Day 04, Day 05, Today is Day 06!

Comments

  • Mesha at

    Hello there!!!! I would love to know the paint color that you used in your office.. Thanx in advance!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Hey Mesha! The walls in the office are Perfect Greige from Sherwin Williams.

      xo Michael

      • Mesha at

        Thanx Michael!!!! Got some samples already lol!! I’m am sick & tired of this builders beige. I have been lookn for a beautiful greige for the majority of my open plan home..

        • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

          You’ll love all of the grays on that color strip. I’ve used most of them. Happy Painting Mesha!

          xo Michael

  • Shari at

    I cannot wait to see what you do with the brass! I have lots of vintage brass (including a great candelabra!) that’s been handed down to me that I’m just itching to do something with it, but can’t quite figure out what.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Isn’t it wonderful that it’s ‘coming back’! Vintage is now chic! I’m sure you’ll find something fabulous to do with it.

      xo Michael

  • Cynthia Johnson at

    I collect milk glass and adore your salad plates! I would have been jumping UP & DOWN to have found them myself. You will find many uses for them. One suggestion~ weave a ribbon, twine, etc through the holes and tie a bow~perhaps with a sprig of your bittersweet! I love what you do! Thank you~

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks for the idea Cynthia. I’ve seen that done on cake stands. Would be a great idea for the holidays!

      xo Michael

  • Dannyelle @ www.lifeisaparty.ca at

    I really love your milk glass and I’m slightly jealous of those thrift store prices. What a great score. Thanks for inspiring me to hit the thrift stores again, you never know what you’ll find. 😉

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks Dannyelle! It’s always an adventure to see what you may or may not find.

      xo Michael

  • Kay at

    I am totally in love with the candlestick holders you got from CB2 but can’t find them on their web site?!? Please tell me they are still available!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I think they are out of stock right now. Hopefully they will be back soon!

      xo Michael

  • Mesha at

    Hello Michael!!!!
    Thanx again for telling me the paint color.. I LOVE IT!! Im using it in my formal living 100% & dinning room 65%. Do you remember the sheen you used. I have read that the sheens may change the color saturation. Im so sorry for bugging you lol… 🙂

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      No problem. For wall color I always use eggshell / satin.

      xo Michael

  • lauren at

    I just found your blog and am swooning! Tempted to sit here all day reading–work? what work? This could be trouble…

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Awww! Thanks so much Lauren. Work can’t wait, some things are just more important. Right?

      xo Michael

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