One of my biggest tips for thrifting is to take catalogue of what you could use. One of the things I lack is extra seating, so I am always looking for small stools, etc. I think that this bench probably came from a vanity. Also know what colors/shapes work with what you have. My living room has lots of black and white with touches of metallics and pink. I thought that this bench could fit into my decor.
This chair was my original inspiration. It is also an antique from my Pap. I like that the bench and chair compliment eachother but are not too "matchy." Both remind me of my heritage and how a mix of old and new is the most glamorous way to decorate.