Thrift Shopping Salvation Army for a Brooklyn Bedroom

July 20th, 2011


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Hello and happy Wednesday, vintage lovers!!!

A few days ago I queued you into the fact that I had officially taken on my FIRST Sammy Davis Vintage “shopping” client, my extremely talented friend Sabrina Newman behind the web site A New Mode.

Not only is Sabrina extremely talented, but all that talent has made her extremely BUSY! So busy, in fact, that she’s been living in her new Greenpoint, Brooklyn apartment for more than a month without having fully furnished and decorated her room yet!

Last weekend, Sabrina and I spent an entire day walking & training around the city in search of the perfect mirror and set of dresser drawers for her larger-than-average-for-NYC bedroom. [You'll see pictures of her "before" bedroom after the jump.]

The beauty of working with a friend as a client is that I can provide her an honest opinion on how and with what to furnish her room with. Despite last summer’s bed bug epidemic in New York City, Sabrina agreed to shop Manhattan’s MASSIVE Salvation Army clothing & furniture store for her bedroom’s key piece. We were under tight deadline, too, because Sabrina admitted that she had neglected to “make decisions” about what to purchase for her room.

And that, vintage lovers, is what I do BEST! I love helping to inspire confidence in any.single.way.possible to help my friends old and new to make the best decisions for them. So, with a budget in our wallets and a mission in our minds, Sabrina and I successfully purchased the PERFECT dresser for her room at a jaw-dropping price.

I think you vintage lovers are going to LOVE it, so keep reading after the jump for how we shopped and what we bought!

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