Top Cheap Tips for Shopping and Decorating with Thrift Store Finds
Tip No. 1: Keep an open mind for anything and everything
Use Pinterest or magazines when your shopping for inspiration. Most things that look like junk when decorated correctly make things appear cool and chic! This unique fossil, found for only .99 at Goodwill Houston, is a perfect example. “Definitely the oldest thing I’ve ever bought @goodwillhouston, by oh, about 65 million years. I couldn’t pass it up….because #itwas99cents!” Follow us on Pinterest HERE.
This amazing fossil was found for only .99 @ a Houston Goodwill Store
Tip No. 2: Know your style. You have to know what you like and don’t like – otherwise everything just looks like junk. I LOVE sparkle! Anything metallic such as glass, silver & gold.
Don’t be afraid to repurpose! If you fall in love with a unique item but you do not need or want it for its intended purpose, get creative or “google” it to see what others have done with it.
“Vintage silver urns make great vases! Picked this one up from @goodwillhouston for $6.99!#goodwill”
(Too Cheap Blondes are on Instagram)
A vintage urn found for only $6.99 makes a great vase!
Here is a perfect example of finding sparkly, unique things to help you organize an area. The “tray” is really a small framed mirror, found for only $2.92 @ Family Thrift Store. I am totally in love with the silver creamer, which I filled with Q-tips. The gaudy gold jewelry box which is a perfect asset for this vignette, then add a few more glass accessories , not even sure what to put in them yet but they complete the look I was going for.
This silver framed mirror for $2.92 (found at Family Thrift Outlet Store) makes a great tray to organize the junk on my bathroom counter!
Tip No. 3: The Good Stuff Goes Fast so Definitely Shop often – We have a planned shopping day each week to hit up our favorite thrift stores! (HERE is a list of our top Houston thrift stores we shop at)
CHEAP vintage silver patina trays … $4.99 and $7.99! @ Houston Goodwill
Here are a few examples we have seen on Pinterest that inspired us to buy these silver trays .. the ideas are endless!
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