By now you know that my main focus is furniture, but if you have followed me for any length of time you also know that I love to find a good deal on anything and everything. For example. staging items, home decor, clothes, toys, books, supplies and so much more!
One of the main things I have learned when thrifting is that you have to be willing to DIY, think outside of the box and get creative. Sometimes item’s at thrift stores are in pristine condition, but most of the time they are not. You have to be prepared to fix or paint something to fit your needs. A lot of times it’s cheaper to buy something at a thrift store or yard sale and fix it up, compared to buying it brand new at a big box store. You can also buy item’s and use the parts for other things. For example, I bought an old pegboard with really cool metal clips on it because I wanted to re-purpose the clips, I didn’t even need the pegboard, but it was cheaper to go this route than buy the metal clips elsewhere.
I picked up the basket pictured below at a yard sale for super cheap. I didn’t like orange color of it, but I liked the style and we needed something to put our bill’s in, so it was functional too. Since I didn’t like the color, I used my Zibra Fan Brush and a little bit of General Finishes milk paint and gave it an update. When it was dry I sanded it down with 220 grit sandpaper to give it a worn look.
This simple DIY took less that 5 mins and saved me at least $15 or $20 at the end of the day! Totally worth it in my book. If you want another quick and simple tip when it comes to DIY’ing your thrifted decor, click HERE to read my blog post on spray paint!
Thank you so much for reading this blog post today for #ThriftyThursdaysWithFallon. I truly appreciate you stopping by and I hope this information helps! If you do find something, let me know! I want to see your treasures and celebrate with you! Happy thrifting!! See you tomorrow for #FridaysWithFallon!