What did we do before thrift stores? I know I spent a ton of money on new items I thought I wanted only to be disappointed! Granted, thrift store shopping can be hit or miss especially today where EVERYONE is looking for a deal. But that one incredible buy keeps us coming back!
My finds for the day
Recently I visited our local thrift store to find some treasures for an upcoming Thrift Store Swap. Here are some of the items I found:
Vintage mail station with 3 hooks.
Sweet little wrought iron rocker. Perhaps this is a salesman sample? It seemed to be made of too good of quality to be a child’s toy.
This metal and wooden planter has nice embossing and is quite decorative.
Some days are hit or miss for great items. Today there were incredible buys on chairs…$10 each! But, alas, to big to ship.
I’m pretty sure this is wine rack. But I love the industrial look of the metal. I can think of several possibilities for this.
This is just a simple tray but could be transformed in many different ways using many different mediums. Lots of possibilities here.
Another great chair! I had to walk away as I have too many upholstery projects waiting for my attention. See my first pathetic attempt at upholstery here. And view my contest winning chair transformation here.
Just an old jewelry box. It is missing a drawer but just think of all the ways we use full size old chests with missing drawers.
This full sized bench would be very difficult not to mention expensive to ship to Arizona. I bought it anyway…project for me!
Thrift Store Swap 5 Spring Edition
From these items, I selected two to send to my Thrift Store Swap partner, Heather who blogs at One Crazy Ride. in Arizona. Heather just celebrated her 2 year blogging anniversary. Congrats girl! I love the variety on Heather’s blog but I am particularly loving her signs an crafty projects. With 3 young children it is amazing that she has time for these wonderful projects let alone her fantastic blog! One of my favorite things to do is make signs for my store The Blue Building Antiques. Thanks to Heather I have a few more ideas. Pop on over and check out her blog. She has a great post up already about her treasure hunt at the local thrift store! Here are some of my favorite projects on her blog:
Those arrows and those signs!
I know! More signs! I love them!
There are nine bloggers participating in Thrift Store Swap 5! What’s fun about this group is that there is a variety of gals with different specialties…several furniture gurus, family bloggers, etc. I can’t wait to see all of the projects! Each blogger finds two items totaling $10 and ships it to her partner. Each blogger also receives a surprise package containing 2 items purchased for a total of $10. We then have a few weeks to work on our projects. The swap culminates with a blog hop in which all of the participating bloggers reveal their repurposed and upcycled items. This edition of Thrift Store Swap goes live on March 27, 2017. Be sure to check back here on March 27th. You are sure to find some great ideas for your own transformations!