Thrift Thursday: The Emerald Sit-ty

… It’s About Chairs

For all those of you who are new to the blog, I’d like to introduce you to a little feature called Thrifty Thursday!  Like any other DIYer, I’m a big advocate of thrift shopping.  Mostly because I’m cheap.  But also because it’s green, good for the economy, and awesome.

This song is a little outrageous.  But wonderful.  And fun, for anyone who loves Thrifting.  (It’s also the clean version… so my  mom & pop can listen to it!)  It is the anthem of DIYers world wide and Thrifters alike.

Today’s Thrifty Thursday comes to us from Caitlin in Santa Cruz, California!  Caitlin is originally from Minneapolis, but is pursuing her doctorate in physics at the University of California, Santa Cruz.  She earned her bachelors in Astro Physics from the U of M.  She is brilliant and so BA!  Caitlin is one of a kind.  100% her own.  She was born on St Patrick’s day and loves all things green, and always has.  So when she heard about Pantone’s Color of the Year EMERALD, she was just as elated as I was.  How do I know so much about Caitlin?  I’m not a total creeper, you see.  She is my closest cousin and dear friend.  We have been two peas in a pod for all time.  Like Han Solo and Chewbaca.  But less hairy.  Distance has never been an issue with us.  I have a montage to prove it.

Best Cousins - Kenz & Caitlin

When she moved to California, she had almost NO furniture.  She didn’t have a big budget, so thrift shopping was her main game.  She picked these dining chairs up from the Goodwill in Santa Cruz for $13 each.  Did your jaw drop it like it’s hot?  Are you stunned at the beauty of these chairs and at the fact that she made out like a bandit?

Emerald Green Dining Chairs - Thrift Store - Color of the Year

She texted me a picture of them back in August, and I fell hard core in love.  And to be completely honest, I was totally jealous!

When Emerald was announced, these chairs were the first thing I thought of.  I begged her to let me feature them.  She kindly let me.  They are an exact color match.  Pantone Color of the Year 2013 EMERALD GREEN

Emerald Green Dining Chairs - Thrift Store - Color of the Year

This has to be, hands down, the best deal I’ve heard of in the history of Thrift Shopping.  I imagine this is what winning Phase 10 feels like.  I wouldn’t know.

Emerald Green Dining Chairs - Thrift Store - Color of the Year

It pays to Thrift Shop, folks.

If you’d like to show off your thrift store treasures, email me at InteriorsByKenz (at) gmail (dot) com

What has been your best thrift store find?

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  • There’s nothing better than a good thrift deal. Those chairs are awesome sauce.

  • Cheryl Richards

    I also love emerald green and envy her chairs! My best thrift shop find was a smaller $4. office credenza that looked horrible but just needed some TLC and was solid walnut. Would send a pic IF I could figure out how.

  • Emma (Broke Ass Home)

    They always say, what’s old is new again! Love those thrifty chairs.

  • Caitlin

    Thanks, Kenz! I love the montage, especially the pictures in our matching crocs and when we were little 🙂 When you come out to Santa Cruz, we must go thrifting together!

    • I want you to know I wore those crocs all the way up until last year. Then we got Indy. And he chewed the left one to pieces when he was a puppy. I can’t wait to go thrifting with you in SC 🙂 LOVE YOU!!