Ornate Wicker Trunk

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Hey guys! If I didn't have to work today, it would be my all time favorite day of the week. I love rescuing pieces through craigslist, thrift stores, inheritance and other outlets. And I love even more that through #thriftscorethursday, I get to glimpse into your treasures and we cheer each other on. You all are awesome.

Today we have the final #thriftscorethursday post for 2015. We'll all be taking a break to enjoy time with our families and just deplug a bit. So I wanted to share something bigger since I don't think I will be able to hold off my excitement for a few more weeks.

I will regularly send craigslist listings to my husband while I'm up late or on lunch break. Normally he just flat out ignores it. Other times he will tell me to give them a call. Earlier this week I sent him a listing for a trunk. I've been on the hunt for a trunk because my son has a ton of toys. Especially big trucks. And Christmas is here so there's going to be even more toys. I've been using baskets lately, but I have so many baskets with toys right now and it's becoming a little overwhelming.

He ignored the text. But that didn't bother me much. I wasn't really in the market for a wicker trunk, I was just drawn to this one because of the interesting brass details. I was really just searching for a brass trunk.

I came home from work on Monday and it was sitting in my living room. I was so happy, it was such a surprise!

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This trunk is huge and it's in pretty great used condition. I did a tiny bit of digging around and found this hamper with very similar hardware and the same wicker for $260. And this appears to be the same exact trunk for $300! We paid $40 for the trunk and it's huge! 3 feet wide and tall! It'll hold all my kids garbage and recycling trucks perfectly (it's his obsession ;))

Now that I'm finished boasting, I want to share some gorgeousness from the #thriftscorethursday feed on Instagram. Always tag your photos so we can see and possibly feature them! And be sure to stop by and give these guys some love.

[caption id="attachment_2150" align="aligncenter" width="650"]@secondhandglam Thursday Thrift finds. I went to Goodwill and got a cute candle and a wood platform box. I love carved wood and this made my day! I'm thinking of using for tall white candles or a planter. I found some nice brass at St. Vincent. #brass #thriftscorethursday #goodwill#thriftedhomedecor #thrifter @secondhandglam Thursday Thrift finds. I went to Goodwill and got a cute candle and a wood platform box. I love carved wood and this made my day! I'm thinking of using for tall white candles or a planter. I found some nice brass at St. Vincent. #brass #thriftscorethursday #goodwill#thriftedhomedecor #thrifter[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2149" align="aligncenter" width="650"]@erin_coleen We have this funky little addition off the back of our kitchen that we call the Log Cabin Nook. We use it as a mud room, pantry and indoor garden. Today, in an effort to make it lightly festive, I hung some "garland" that I made with pompoms that kept falling off of an old #thrifted bedspread (that now serves as out tree skirt). I ripped off all the remaining pompoms, strung them on some embroidery floss and called it a day. NO NEED to actually buy decorations! #thrifting #thriftscorethursday @erin_coleen We have this funky little addition off the back of our kitchen that we call the Log Cabin Nook. We use it as a mud room, pantry and indoor garden. Today, in an effort to make it lightly festive, I hung some "garland" that I made with pompoms that kept falling off of an old #thrifted bedspread (that now serves as out tree skirt). I ripped off all the remaining pompoms, strung them on some embroidery floss and called it a day. NO NEED to actually buy decorations! #thrifting #thriftscorethursday[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2148" align="aligncenter" width="650"]@mariaski63 Trunk up, buttercup. ??✨ The ever so kind & radiant, @lovetybee, asked #whatmakesmehappy ? ??Well after a very tough few years, in addition to my friends & family (including my furry babies ??), it is truly you beautiful souls within the IG community that I've "met" ? & mutually shared favorite snapshots, stories, hearts & life moments with! You make me smile, without a doubt, everyday. And I'm so thankful & enriched because of you. ??? @mariaski63 Trunk up, buttercup. ??✨ The ever so kind & radiant, @lovetybee, asked #whatmakesmehappy ? ??Well after a very tough few years, in addition to my friends & family (including my furry babies ??), it is truly you beautiful souls within the IG community that I've "met" ? & mutually shared favorite snapshots, stories, hearts & life moments with! You make me smile, without a doubt, everyday. And I'm so thankful & enriched because of you. ???[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2147" align="aligncenter" width="650"]@diana_donjuan I saw it, I loved it, I grabbed it. And since its #christmastime I slapped a Pom Pom on it. Life was not complete until this #thriftscorethursday found us. I'm dramatic about it. Oh and if you guys don't know @mmvintage59 already, maybe you should because girl gots style, fab shit to sell, and she's an oakcliffian! Bing, bam, boom!!! #oakcliffhomes #oakcliff #uohome @diana_donjuan I saw it, I loved it, I grabbed it. And since its #christmastime I slapped a Pom Pom on it. Life was not complete until this #thriftscorethursday found us. I'm dramatic about it. Oh and if you guys don't know @mmvintage59 already, maybe you should because girl gots style, fab shit to sell, and she's an oakcliffian! Bing, bam, boom!!! #oakcliffhomes #oakcliff #uohome[/caption]

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5 comments

  1. love your trunk- what a great find! and i want a cabin nook in my house! love it!

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  2. That was so sweet of your husband to surprise you like that! That trunk is gorgeous and fits into the scheme of your home nicely. I know your little boy would be happy to place all his toys in such a beautiful trunk...AND he can grow into it design wise.

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  3. I can't believe the hubs was able to pull a fast one on ya like that!! He def did well, esp that price- wowza!!

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  4. Lovethe trunk! And I love checking out Craigslist. it's a little slower where we've moved to but Houston Craigslist was aawesome!!!

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  5. corinna.ah@gmail.comJanuary 8, 2016 at 8:06 AM

    It definitely does matter where you're located. Our prices are a bit higher than many others I've checked out but there's still enough people selling decent stuff to make it worthwhile to stalk to ads.

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