Posted on | July 26, 2012 | 29 Comments
Happy Thursday! It’s HOTT once again. I haven’t been thrifting! I know. Who am I? However, we can still talk about thrifting.
Decorating on the cheap is one of the biggest reasons why I thrift. While I do love to score clothing, I always hit the aisles that contain things that could adorn my home whenever I first enter a second hand store.
Shopping second hand is great for the environment, your wallet (as my husband says amen – and we don’t even say amen) and many times is helping other people. Places like Goodwill have programs in place to help people get and retain jobs, others like Value Village donate portions of money to charities. Let’s not forget that credit card debt is not a fun place to be, and thrifting can help you get the look you want (if you’re willing to search for it) without selling your soul to the Pottery Barn or Anthopolgie gods.
So you know, yay thrifting! Plus you can set up a pretty sweet nursery or kids room for much less and have a totally unique room.
And then? Use pages of your (super cheap) books as art. Here, I simply used a page from a Golden book and an old hanger to create a door hanger for Harper’s room. I see so many amazing illustrations that would be perfect for framing and hanging in a nursery. Thrift the frame, too and you’re practically stealing.
Knick knacks. I don’t love the word, but I love the little guys in general. Decorate shelves with unique animals, containers, mugs, etc. I use that little tin for all of the millions of tiny rubber bands for H’s hair.
Gallery walls. Thrift some fun embroideries and mix them in with modern things or art you already have to make a fun and interesting wall. We also have a gallery wall in our living room full of thrifted frames and family photographs.
And probably one of my favorite projects I’ve done, the hoops with different fabrics. I used old pillowcases and fabric scraps I collected thrifting as well as all of the embroidery hoops. This is where it takes patience because obviously these things weren’t just sitting there all together for the taking, but it was worth the wait. Doilies, too! Do it.
Tell me you’ve been thrifting? Show me the goods.
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