Thank you all for all of your nice comments on my Spring Entry tour yesterday. I loved reading which was your favorite out of the 3 ways I styled it!
Welcome to My Five Favorites today! Pam from Simple Details, Lisa from Shine Your Light, Kris from Driven by Decor and I are all so excited to share our favorites in a different category with you each month. Today we're sharing our favorite thrifted finds, which includes anything found at a yard sale or thrift store, off of Craigslist, beside the curb on trash day... anything that is secondhand!
I'm so excited to welcome our guest host The Makerista today. Gwen could not be a more perfect fit for this month's theme! She loves color and decorates with a mostly traditional flair and a slightly modern twist thrown in, and has quite the knack for incorporating the old with the new. She is not afraid to do her own thing, and her home is packed full of her unique ideas and personality! I love her Stories on Instagram also when she shares what catches her eye while she's out thrifting... well, I love AND hate those stories because I'm not close enough to go scoop up some of the things she leaves behind! I always enjoy seeing what others purchase secondhand, though, and catching their vision for what a piece could become.
Oh my goodness, it was so hard for me to narrow down my 5 choices today, since half of my house is thrifted or secondhand! I couldn't choose just 5 specific items, so instead I'm sharing categories with some of my favorite finds in each. I think I'm so drawn to secondhand pieces because beyond the thrill of the hunt for something fabulous, there is such variety and uniqueness to be found, as well as generally better quality when you're shopping for furniture. Yes, it might involve some elbow grease and work to get the piece updated or usable for your space, but it's worth it!
Buying secondhand lighting is such a good way to inject personality and originality into your decor. Even is the finish is dated or the wiring is bad, those a both fairly easy fixes. For the most part, this is also an item where you can save a lot of money buying second hand for your home.
Secondhand mirrors are usually SO easy to find, and if you're patient, you'll come across a special one sooner or later. Or even if it's not a particularly special size or shape, thrifted mirrors can be a fun item to experiment with paint and color on the frame to add personality.
Oh, where do I start! Honestly, I can hardly bring myself to darken the door of a "real" furniture store when we're in need of a particular piece. This is the one thing I browse on Craigslist the most often. I'm always on the lookout for something different and unusual, or that I can make over to suit our needs. I could probably pick 20 things from my home to share here, but these are a few of my favorites.
Do you enjoy hunting for good secondhand treasures? What's your favorite thing you've ever found? Be sure to head over to Simple Details, Shine Your Light, Driven by Decor, and The Makerista to check out their favorite thrifted finds, too!
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