I grew up shopping at Goodwill, Salvation Army and many other second hand stores. My mom would drag me along on most of her thrift shopping excursions, and I remember having a bad attitude about it most of the time. I didn’t get it back then. Old furniture did nothing for me, and I couldn’t understand why my mom would get so excited about finding a pewter pitcher covered in 9 pounds of dust.
My how times have changed! I LOVE shopping at second hand stores now! Apart from the treasures that can be found, often times at a great bargain, it truly inspires creativity. Breathing life back into an old piece of furniture or finding a way to repurpose something that time has forgotten, is good for the soul.
I also find that those second hand pieces are the ones that really bring a room together -giving it that lived in collected feeling – that you really just can’t buy new at a retail store.
These features from the Thrift It party definitely prove my point.
|made over sideboard from Primitive and Proper|
|revamped brass shelf from Cuckoo 4 Design|
|prettied up old mirror from House by Hoff|
|old frames turned pretty labels from Reinvented|
Thanks to everyone for linking up to this party! I’m looking forward to seeing what you all bring to the table for the Make It Challenge! The challenge is to make something that you pinned on Pinterest. Anything goes – recipes -organization – diy projects – whatever pinspires you. You had to know that was coming.