Friday’s Favorite Find And a Decorating Hack for Found Treasure

You probably know how much I love a good sale. But some of my favorite finds are actually from estate sales and yard sales, where I often discover an inexpensive reject that becomes one of my new favorite things!

Here’s a short video showing you what I found this morning and how I’m going to use it in my home:


So, what do you think about my fabulous find? I would have LOVED to brought home this pair of vintage upholstered twin bed headboards, but sadly, I have no need for them!


I have to show you the genius kitchen storage in this time capsule home. I never seen anything like this:


Look a little closer. Now THAT is a functional pantry!


Thanks for reading (or viewing), and  I hope you find a special treasure for yourself this weekend!


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14 thoughts on “Friday’s Favorite Find And a Decorating Hack for Found Treasure

  1. GeoC55 says:

    I love Estate Sales too- especially ones in upscale neighborhoods. It’s like a fun treasure hunt, because you never know what you might find. I got some great deals on some beautiful additions to my home. Also found some pretty vintage wallpaper for next to nothing that I’ve yet to use but you’ve given me ideas…I love the charming, vintage style of your home. It’s actually a refreshing departure from the same old neutral contemporary look that is so prevalent today.

    • Kristie Barnett says:

      Thank you so much – I am very nostalgic for all things vintage and love to surround myself with those things, mixing and matching them as I see fit! I enjoy designing all kinds of styles, but anything retro is my heart 🙂

  2. Phyllis E says:

    Hi Kristie– I love the video embedded in the blog idea–what a nice and clever touch. It is nice to hear you “in person”, LOL! I love the term, “time-capsule house”. I never heard that term used before, but that is a perfect description for a few of the homes I’ve seen for sale recently online. I’ve especially noticed this phenomenon with some of the very large, expensive homes up for sale in my local market — and they were beautifully decorated for their time period. One lovely waterfront estate home I just saw , probably could have made the cover of Better Homes and Gardens– in 1984! It still had the “colonial” style blue and dusty rose wall paper , and furniture to match, that I , as a newlywed, was drooling over way back then! As an aspiring realtor, I will have to remember that term–“time capsule” sounds so much nicer than saying “dated”, LOL!

    • Kristie Barnett says:

      Hi Phyllis!
      And thank you – after 8.5 years of blogging, I thought it might be nice do a little something different every now and then 🙂 As for the time capsule homes: one of my favorite things is to tour through a home that was completely decorated in another decade or era and left relatively unadded to since then – whether it’s a preserved historic home, or a 1940s, 1960s, 1975, 1985 – it’s like stepping back in time, revisiting childhood, or imagining what it would have been like to live in that home during its heyday. And yes, it’s a nicer term than “dated!” 😉

  3. cecilia says:

    I’m looking for advice , my kitchen has off white cupboards, my island is stained dark , my fridge and stove are black , my shelving unit is a dark stain , i want to paint my ditchen table and chairs off white to match my cupboards , your opinion please

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