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We all love a good bargain, right? And since we tend to spend a bit more time at home during the winter months, we want our nests to be cozy and chic. If sprucing up is in order, but you’re not quite ready to shell out the big bucks to redecorate, then read on …

Southeastern Salvage Home Emporium

This place is hard to explain … think T.J.Maxx/World Market-type home decor finds, many of which are made with reclaimed materials, and great cowhides, pillows, patio furniture, building material remnants, plus unique one-of-a-kind items. Even the most discerning home decorator will locate something that catches the eye!

Southeastern Salvage is located at 5421 Beacon Drive, Irondale. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Call (205) 956-1000 for more info.

We love this junk yard finds turned into furnishings. A great example of recycling and repurposing!

We love these junkyard finds turned into furnishings. A great example of recycling and repurposing! Iron barrel chairs, $119 each; coffee table with cutout, $179; glass-topped metal drum table, $98; iron chairs, $49 each, all at Southeastern Salvage Home Emporium

Cowhides in every color! $148 to $198

Cowhides in every color at Southeastern Salvage! Prices range from $148 to $198.

Junky 2 Funky

Located a few doors down from Southeastern Salvage, Junky 2 Funky is brimming with all sorts of unique home treasures. We found a great selection of tee shirts, hand towels, furniture, art and accessories. The outside of this place does not do the inside justice at all, so don’t be discouraged when you pull up. Inside this store, which occupies two storefronts, you will find tons of amazing items!

Junky 2 Funky is located at 5415 Beacon Drive, Suite 151, Irondale. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call (205) 224-5514 for more information.

 

These funky metal tractor stools are $180 for the pair.

These funky metal tractor stools are $180 for the pair.

Show some state pride with these Alabama towels, $15 ea

Show some state pride with these Alabama towels, $15 each.

These mason jar vases make floral arranging a snap! $9.95 and $29

These mason jar vases make floral arranging a snap! $9.95 and $29 at Junky 2 Funky

Mountain Brook Trading on Dexter

So we are all members of multiple Facebook trading sites, right? Well, Mountain Brook Trading has taken it to the next level and now has a storefront for consignment items. We visited recently and found an incredible selection of drool-worthy home decor items from lamps, sconces, beds, sofas, tables and chairs, plus so much more. Mountain Brook Trading on Dexter is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays and by appointment.

One of a pair of antler lamps at Mountain Brook Trading on Dexter, $185 each

One of a pair of antler lamps at Mountain Brook Trading on Dexter, $185 each

Here's a look at the showroom which is always evolving as things come in and items are sold. Image via FaceBook

Here’s a look at the showroom, which is always evolving, as new things come in and items are sold. Image via Facebook

Hiltz Lauber Remnant Sale

This annual warehouse sale features ready-made sisal, seagrass and wool rugs, as well as remnants of wool carpets and overflow furniture, all at a heavy discount. Mark your calendar for February 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and head to 3328 Sixth Ave. S. For more information, contact Hiltz Lauber.

Hiltz Lauber's warehouse sale is Saturday, February 28.

Hiltz Lauber’s warehouse sale is Saturday, February 28.

Fragments

While natural stone material isn’t exactly cheap, we’ve included Fragments here because they offer a unique approach. If you are looking to create a custom piece of furniture, or want to update a bathroom or kitchen, but don’t want to purchase an entire slab of stone, Fragments is a great resource. The Fragments warehouse contains a huge selection of slab pieces for smaller jobs, as well as whole slab materials which they will sell in halves or thirds. They will even consign remnants if your job doesn’t require the whole amount purchased. Inside the showroom, beautiful, locally made metal and stone tables are retailed as well.

Fragments is located at 3012 4th Ave. S. The showroom is open Monday through Friday. Please call (205) 458-0002 for an appointment.

The entrance to Fragments showcases a pair of marble planters they fabricated.

The entrance to Fragments showcases a pair of marble planters they fabricated.

Locally designed and welded, this modern hex iron table with a Carrara top is available at Fragments for $800.

Locally designed and welded, this modern hex iron table with a Carrara top is available at Fragments for $800. Perhaps not a true Cheap Thrill, but when compared to mainstream retail prices for similar products, we think you’ll agree it’s a steal!

Gorgeous waterfall table made from Bianco Carrara sells for $2200 at Fragments.

This gorgeous waterfall table made from Bianco Carrara is available on the retail side of Fragments.

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