What to Do With Those Thrift Store Finds

September 8, 2017

If you follow me on Instagram then you know on Thursdays I have been showing off my thrift store finds or just things I think are cool on my stories. Although I talk about what you can do with the things you find while thrifting sometimes it’s better to show examples and that’s easier for me to do on the blog.

Here are some things I found yesterday. I like to look at the curtain section not because I necessarily want to use them as curtains but maybe use it to cover a chair, make a pillow or cut them up to make a runner or napkins. One of my favorite fabric is toile.

thrift store finds

 

thrift store finds

Etsy

thrift store finds

Style Me Pretty

Although I didn’t buy anything yesterday I usually always buy wood bowls like this one. I can’t believe it was only $2.99. They are great for holding miniature pumpkins or fruit or you can actually print out some of your photos from your phone and put the photos in the bowl. It’s a great conversation starter.

thrift store finds

thrift store finds

thrift store finds

Shabby Love

thrift store finds

I loved these amber bottles. My favorite thing to do with them is to put a spout on them and use it to hold dish soap. It’s way prettier than the dish soap being out in it’s original packaging. Or use it for flowers or greenery.

thrift strore finds

With Halloween coming up I thought this owl would be fun to use on top of some old books on the coffee table or bookcase.  It sure beats the plastic holiday stuff you find at the big box stores.

thrift store finds

Busts and other sculptural pieces are always at thrift stores. I love them. They look great on a bookcase! They’re also great for holding necklaces and bracelets!

thrift store finds

thrift store finds

Burlap and Lace

My husband and are aren’t really big drinkers and if we do drink it’s never hard alcohol so for that reason there’s no real reason for me to buy these decanters but everytime I see them while thrifting I have a Mad Men moment where I think I should totally start drinking whiskey, gin and vodka! Although maybe now that I’m thinking about it they would look great in a bathroom holding bubble bath or I can use it for our orange juice and be fancy on a Sunday morning!

thrift store finds

thrift store finds

thrift store finds

Chairish – Brian Hart Hoffman

thrift store finds

Centered by Design

Just remember to keep your mind open when thrifting. The key is to go often. Also remember most of the things there are made way better than what is being made now. Thrifting is a great way to make your house more personal too!

Have a great weekend!!

xo L

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