Good Score!

Good Score! is a weekly feature here at Red House West highlighting our readers’ secondhand finds. If you scored a great bargain at a thrift store, found a treasure on the side of the road, or discovered a one-of-a-kind gem at a yard sale, we’d love to hear about it! Please send a picture and a brief description of what, where and how much to -OR- use the hashtag #rhwgoodscore on Instagram and each Friday we’ll share a couple of highlights. To see Good Scores from previous weeks, click here.

Thanks again to everyone who submitted a Good Score this week! It is so fun to see what you’re finding and it has the (not altogether unwelcome) side effect of making me want to go thrifting NOW. Keep your Good Scores coming folks!

I bought this coffee table on a Facebook group called Coosville. I paid $20 for it and couldn’t believe my luck. It needed a little help but luckily my friend Sean is a woodworker and lightly sanded and polished the top for me. It’s still a little beat up but I like it that way.


Brandi table one

Brandi table two


From Katie’s Aunt Cindy:

Your love of creating and DIY projects is in your genetics, Katie, and I hear in yours as well, Mera.

I am sharing a Good Score by Katie’s grandmother, Mary Elizabeth, in 1936. She loved finding

bargains and refinished her furniture finds herself. Below is what we call the ‘curio cabinet,’

two separate pieces that she found in second hand stores and put together after refinishing them.

They are of maple, cherry and a 3rd unknown wood, and of Eastlake design.


Cindy cabinet two

Cindy cabinet one


A cradle, scored for $4.99 from the Goodwill store in Silverdale, Washington just the other day. In a toy section dominated by pink and purple television-themed plastic, I found this sturdy little cradle in a jumble of outdoor toys. Heavy, it rocks well and is decorated with many coats of shiny enamel paint. Someone added charming decals – flowers and butterflies. I’ve been thinking about who lovingly made it out of thick wood cut into curved shapes and covered the screws with wooden buttons. Like I do with all Good Scores, I wonder how it began life? For now, with its new flannel bedding, I think I know some baby dolls who will be mighty pleased!


Katy cradle


Have a wonderful weekend!

3 responses on “Good Score!

  1. Carol Crump Bryner

    Such a great group is “scores” this morning. They made me smile. I love that the curio cabinet is so filled with curios, the cradle made comfy with embroidered linens, and the coffee table accepted scratches and all.

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