Dark & Moody THRIFTED Library/Office Makeover (Vintage Inspired) #vintage #thriftedtransformation

Dark & Moody THRIFTED Library/Office Makeover (Vintage Inspired) #vintage #thriftedtransformation

This week it finally did it! I broke down the wall to the hallway upstairs and started our first room makeover. Its going to be the master bedroom eventually…….but for now its the library/office.
I have thrifted the book cases the wooden desk, office chair, rug and curtains and several other items for the room.
I can’t wait to get into the storage unit and get my hands on all my treasures and unpack my books, now that I will have a serene and clam place to work and read for the fall and winter.
I hope you enjoy the little thrifting trip and quick sneak peak at the paint choices I made, and all inspired my a little thrifted picture.


  1. Jennifer L.D. on August 4, 2023 at 3:36 pm


  2. John Melissa Ziech on August 4, 2023 at 3:39 pm

    So lucky to find two separate pieces of material for the curtains! It will be so nice to have the house as a single-family dwelling again, and not cut up.

  3. L Peterson on August 4, 2023 at 3:41 pm

    Thank you Lynsey! I enjoyed your shopping and your vision for your library!

  4. Melanie Morris on August 4, 2023 at 3:41 pm

    Love the mustard gold and green! Can’t wait to see it complete !

  5. Lydia Stephens on August 4, 2023 at 3:45 pm


  6. bluesky7226 on August 4, 2023 at 3:46 pm

    Nice collection of things.

  7. Debbie Stott on August 4, 2023 at 3:47 pm

    Room is coming together. Loved all your finds. Especially the velvet fabric.

  8. Shelley Immel on August 4, 2023 at 3:48 pm

    I agree some of the prices seemed high to me almost regular price for antique store in high district area. That transference dish was over the top! Love your videos and good sense😏

  9. Verna Bryant on August 4, 2023 at 3:56 pm

    Things are cheaper in your country than the U.S.

  10. Madonna Hughey on August 4, 2023 at 3:59 pm

    I love the dark, moody colors and the whole antique, library, academia look. Can’t wait for your next video. The prices at the first thrift store were insanely high!! Thank you for sharing 😊❤️

  11. Missy Learned on August 4, 2023 at 4:01 pm

    Everyone is making the same comment which is that prices are crazy high at thrift stores suddenly. It’s free stuff that has been donated! Not sure what they’re thinking!

  12. Sandra Ford on August 4, 2023 at 4:01 pm

    Ooh I can’t wait for next week ,I organized my home office it was a bit of a dumping ground ,it has some paintings stacked up which were leftovers from when we had our antique shop ,Also we had 2 bookshelves of vintage and antique books from the shop too ,I used some brown velvety curtains on the windows that I already had ,I got an old typewriter for Christmas ,I want an old phone but I found a vintage metal child’s phone for now ,I put a few pieces of my artwork on the walls ,I had a French style armchair and footstool, I stole a side table from the guest room ,I bought a French style office chair a while ago for $3 ,I recovered it from my material stash ,I made the room really Cosy ,Didn’t cost a penny ,My husband commented how lovely the room looked ,
    I can’t wait for your next installment and your big reveal ,thanks Lynsey x

  13. Margaret Roberts on August 4, 2023 at 4:05 pm

    I’ve found the prices in Goodwill and Value Village here in Calgary have gone through the roof! It’s ridiculous!!

  14. The First Lady of M on August 4, 2023 at 4:07 pm

    I have been on a hunt for a globe stand that opens up like as a bar. Perfect for a dark academia style. Though I don’t drink, I still wanted to use it in my retreat / wardrobe room for my perfume bottles instead of alcohol drinks. Hopefully I’ll find in my local antique shop or at a thrift store

  15. Janet Ellinger on August 4, 2023 at 4:13 pm

    Good Shopper!!

  16. bluesky7226 on August 4, 2023 at 4:14 pm

    Those prices at the store were ridiculous!

  17. candy donnelly on August 4, 2023 at 4:16 pm

    Lindsey, love your vision for the library, the velvet green fabric is delicious. The green trim and wall colors are 🎉❤️🎉. The prices at Goodwills have been raised every week, we just LOL walking through the aisles. They usually raise their prices every January but not this year, every thrifting trip they go up. It is definitely not a supply chain problem, Folks are just reorganizing and cleaning out stuff. There are deals to be found, but you have to have the time to dig! Love you demo job 😂❤️👍

  18. Tarnished Treasures on August 4, 2023 at 4:17 pm

    I’m excited to see the changes. I love a moody, green room.

  19. Ally Monte on August 4, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    I love that look. My house is currently for sale and I’m looking for a cozy older home to do exactly what you’re doing in the video so when I saw this come up on my feed I immediately had to take a gander at how you were creating this darker, cozy look. Thank you and much success! 🎃🍂🍁

  20. terri queen on August 4, 2023 at 4:28 pm

    where is finished room?

  21. rosalee pruett on August 4, 2023 at 4:32 pm

    I think u r amazing. I would never think of all those decorating ideas. Let alone all the painting and crafts. Wow. Great job

Leave a Comment