Thrifting


Thrift Store Table Makeover 6

That title is deceiving.  The word “makeover” is used loosely since I really just bought a can of spray paint and went to town on a grungy old thrift store table, as seen below in its sad little before picture.  It doesn’t look half bad since you can’t see all the smudges and dirt and grime.  But, trust me, it was pretty…grody (yes, I just used that word…bringin’ it back). And after 3 thin coats of Rustoleom’s Glossy Black, she was lookin’ pretty flossy.  Check it out for yourself: This table was $14.99 at Salvation Army.  Which, in my humble opinion, is kind of highway robbery at a thrift store.  Shoulda been more like 6 bucks.  But, ah well, I saw it and knew it’d […]

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Thrifty Finds

I was never a huge thrifter before we bought a house.  But now I find myself stopping into thrift stores as often as possible.  I feel like the chain thrift stores like Goodwill and Salvation Army are priced pretty high, but they have the best stuff.  We have a few smaller stores in KC that are considerably cheaper but much more hit and miss. Anyways, I had a couple of good scores this weekend.  Of course, everything I bring home must be thoroughly inspected by our security team: Gracie seemed especially interested in these thrift store finds.  Maybe they came from a house with dogs?  We may never know.  It’s quite the mystery. Anyways, this is what I scored: Multi-colored ceramic vase for $4.49.  This […]


Thrift Store Lamp for the Guest Room 7

I’m always scouting for lamps at thrift stores.  New lamps are so expensive!  Good ones are $40-80 at discount stores like HomeGoods and that’s about $20-60 out of my budget. So, when I found this tall, brass lamp with pretty curves at Goodwill for $3.99, I knew I could spruce her up to my taste for just a fraction of the cost. And, honestly, I didn’t completely dislike the lamp in its original brass state.  If I hadn’t decided to spray paint it a fun color, I probably would have polished it up, slapped a drum shade on it and called it good. But, I’d been itching for something pretty in one of guest rooms, so I decided to go for mint instead. Can you […]

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Thrift Store Shopping Challenge 6

Last week, the blog Young House Love posted about a “(Completely Unofficial) Macklemore Thrift Shop Challenge”.  Basically, the challenge was to go to a thrift store and post your finds.  Sounds right up my alley! Oh, you don’t know about Macklemore and the amazing song called Thrift Shop?  You should go ahead and listen to it because I’m pretty sure you’re gonna like it.  Seriously, it’s so catchy and addicting. So, since I’ve recently become a little addicted to shopping at thrift stores, I figured I’d give a go.  I’m pretty new to hunting for treasures at thrift shops, so I often come away empty-handed, but when I do find something good, I totally get a high off of it (well, a high for a […]