Project: My $10 Thrift Shop Table

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You might remember this little table that I scooped up for practically nothing at our wonderful local thrift shop, while I was dropping off a load of donations. Something about her fun shape and pretty legs spoke to me, plus I loved the fact that she has tons of storage in her "hips" and front … [Read more...]

Thrift Store Finds–Just Add Paint

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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

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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~

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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

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  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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