Happy Monday, friends!! I’m so excited to start this week off with the monthly thrift store challenge! Be sure to check out the other girls that are participating this month, their links are at the end of this post.

My finds…


A set of two vintage sconces for just 4.99!! I was so excited! And these sweet little heart doilies are so charming!

For the sconces, I knew that I wanted to hang them on the wall in the upstairs hallway. I first needed to figure out how to mount them on the wall without making huge holes that I’d have to patch later, if I decided to move them. I also needed to add a plug-in cord so I could plug them into the wall.

I started with two small wood plaque that I found at Michael’s, which I stained and painted…

I then decided to drill a hole up the middle of the plaque, and also through the center…

I then pushed the plug cord up through the hole, and screwed the sconce mount on…

Connected the wires….

Taped the wires and wire connectors, using black electrical tape…

Screwed the sconce onto the plaque, and plugged in to test…

It worked!! Yay! Now time to hang! Using a nail gun, I simply nailed the plaque to the wall…

Sconces done! Now, for those sweet little doilies…

I strung them on some gold and white twine, to make a sweet little garland to hang on the mirror…

I pulled out a few of my vintage valentines and some of my white wintery houses…

Let’s talk about this little space for one more minute…the mirror was FREE, the dresser was $10, the sconces $5, and the decor (houses, garlands, Valentines) all super inexpensive! I love to create sweet little spaces on near to nothing! All it takes is a vision and some hard work! When you put your heart into your work, I think it totally shows! What do you think?

Now, let’s go check out what everyone else is sharing this month! Simply click on the pictures below…

Thank you for visiting LeCultivateur!!!

So much love to you all!!

Hope y’all have a wonderful start to this new week!


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  1. Really amazing that you could come up with something so clever by picking up those pieces. Well done! Looks so festive.

  2. You never cease to amaze me Emily ..
    These turned out fantastic!
    I love the way you created this space and how it all looks so perfect..
    Job well done again!

  3. You can do electrical work?! I’m impressed girl! This is so beautiful! I love how you mounted the sconces and that everything in this space was done for next to nothing! Super talented!

  4. Emily,

    Love these so much and for $5couldn’t go without taking these beauties. You came up with a great solution.

    Love the entire spot.


  5. Hi, I LOVE you blog, especially the thrifted finds and how you use them! Regarding the sconces, Nesting with Grace at https://nestingwithgrace.com/magic-light-trick-follow-post-video-adding-light-sconce/ has a great trick for eliminating the need for plug ins. You may already know about the trick and choose not to use it, but I thought I would share it, just in case you or your readers had not read about it.

  6. What great finds this month! I love what you did with the sconces and the hearts too. It all looks amazing.

  7. What great finds. They turned out awesome! What a great idea to mount them on the plaques.

  8. Love the sconces. I need to get out and look for treasures today

  9. Your thrift store finds are spot on for the space you place them. Looks amazing Emily. Love your garland as well.

  10. Emily, I love everything that you’ve created in the space!!!

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