Thrifted Genius: A Bargain-Filled Home in Oakland

Country Living

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When antiques dealer Rod Hipskind was young, he regularly hit the flea markets with his parents. Along the way, he developed an incredible eye for good pieces. Naturally, now that he's an adult, his home is Oakland is a wonderland of vintage finds and design inspiration.

1. Above, deep gray paint helps showcase a thrifted painting and an heirloom-quality log cabin quilt.

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2. An elegant room shows off finds that include a koa wood bowl that Hipskind originally paid $50 for, and later discovered was worth $6,000.

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3. Hipskind paid $300 for both the 1950s-era clamp light and table, then used them to create a stylish kitchen workspace.

Do you share Hipskin's talent for finding incredible objects?

See the full tour and more of his great finds at Country Living.

(Image credits: Country Living)

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Kathleen is a freelance editor who lives in Chicago. She loves eclectic rooms, traveling with her family, and feeding anyone who steps foot in her house. She theoretically hates clutter, but can’t stop buying books and craft supplies.