Thrift Store Finds–Just Add Paint

Thrift store statue from 11 Magnolia Lane

I'm writing this post because of my twelve-year old son.  The other day, as I was walking in the door from a particularly successful thrift store run, he looked at my fabulous finds and said, "Mom, sometimes the things you bring home from Goodwill scare me."  Hmmm, obviously he lacks my vision, but … [Read more...]

My Latest “Thrift Shop Chic” Outfits

Pink jacket from thrift store

When I was growing up, I would have died rather than shop at a thrift store.  I was lucky enough to have the option not to, growing up in an affluent suburb of Washington, DC, but a lot of people don't have the luxury of being so snooty.  Both of my parents came from more humble beginnings, and I … [Read more...]

~Thrift Store Tray Gets a Bright Makeover~

Watermelon pink monogrammed breakfast in bed tray (thrift store up cycle)

A few months ago, I was making my usual weekly stop into Goodwill, when I came across the cutest breakfast in bed tray.  It was dark red and $5, which seemed expensive to me (for a thrift store, at least!) but I saw potential.  I debated painting it white or black, my usual colors, and using it in … [Read more...]

Trash to Treasure–Painted Plastic Thrift Store Mirror

thrift store mirror painted white

  I will paint anything--probably even things that shouldn't be painted.  So when I saw this rather hideous mirror at the local Salvation Army for $8, I saw potential, as long as I could paint it.     I actually walked by it for a couple of weeks (so did everyone … [Read more...]

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