I am a true-blue thrift store regular. I know you know this because I give every little detail of where I get stuff for my home and that includes a lot of stuff from the thrift store.
When we were starting out in the states, the thrift store was the place to go for people like me who was on a very tight budget. Nowadays, though our life is a lot better than before, I still would come back again and again for great bargains and one-of-a-kind finds at my local Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc. - any store with the words, "Thrift", "resale", "used", I'm there.
When you go in a thrift store, you don't expect things to be beautifully displayed or even cleaned well. You have to see the potential of a piece first...
Here are a few examples of my latest finds...
1) Caning Frames
|Not much to look at now..|
|but for $3, I saw it's potential..|
|With a coat of spray paint...|
|Who can tell it was thrift now?! :-)|
2) Wall Decor
|Again, for $3 - it's a steal even with some scratches|
|Now hanging proudly in our hallway|
|This is only a small chunk of my hoard.. ;-)|
If your a collector like me, finding these antique pieces are abundant in thrift stores. They are also way cheaper than in antique malls.
|Super cutee :-)|